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Foundations: User Research

User research is about surfacing behavioral insights to design products. Build your knowledge of user research, including methods for conducting user interviews and ethics

Safeguarding Research Participants With A Bill Of Rights

In this installment of our series on resources for field research, we discuss the participant's bill of rights. Additional resources include screeners and model releases for photography.Why Consent MattersField research such as interviews and observations are an important part of Human-Centered Design. As important as learning about first-person, lived experiences... (Read more)

Model Release: Respectfully Sharing Stories

This post is part of a series explaining our publicly available resources for user research. The previous installment covered how to write screeners to recruit participants. This week, we discuss how to get model releases to share photos from user studies.One approach among manyAt Simply Secure, we strive to balance... (Read more)

Selecting Research Participants for Privacy and Beyond

A screener is a questionnaire that helps researchers recruit the most appropriate participants for their user study research.Here is an example we used for our mobile messaging study in NYC. Blue Ridge Labs handled the recruiting. Most of this screener's questions are a standard part of how they work with... (Read more)