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The Self-Aware Researcher, at Midwest UX 2014

Veronica Erb
October 24, 2014

The Self-Aware Researcher, at Midwest UX 2014

Whenever I do user experience research – no matter the user, client, product, or method – I learn new ways to improve my research. Each experience helps fuel my deliberate practice of research skills.

As a moderator or an observer, the self-aware researcher benefits from the opportunity to plan, practice, review, and try again. Over time, moderating becomes smoother, plans more thorough, and analysis more targeted.

Come to this presentation to consider how, by researching yourself, you can improve your research skills and pursue the path from novice to master.


Veronica Erb

October 24, 2014

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