You want to truly know the people you’re designing for. But how can you quickly mine a rich history chock-full of routines, worries, motivations, beliefs and needs? You need to embrace participant exercises, whether in an individual interview or as part of a focus group, whether as pre-work or during the research session, whether over WebEx, in a usability lab, or on a participant’s coffee table.
In this workshop you’ll:
- Learn how to use participant exercises to get better, deeper responses and insights during research.
- Get acquainted with nine exercise types and understand the basics to create and use each.
- Immediately apply what you learn to a research project in order to expand your understanding.
Participant exercises empower people to explore, describe and interpret their own behavior and thoughts. These exercises create a vital bridge between design researchers and participants—extending the value of your interviews and observation.