How to recruit participants for design research - a cheatsheet

How to recruit participants for design research - a cheatsheet

Recruiting participants is one of the first steps for design research activities such as user interviews, usability tests, and contextual inquiry, but it's one often shrouded in mystery. How do you find strangers who are willing to talk to you and your team? How do you find the right strangers to talk to you and your team? 

This is a topic we cover in our workshops, and it's one that I always get questions about. Recently, I put together this cheatsheet to answer some of the most common questions.

UX Night School is now a Visible Alliance Studio Partner!

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We are so proud to announce our new partnership with Visible Alliance, a national initiative (hatched by our friends in PDX at The Beauty Shop) for creative professionals to provide services free of charge to organizations serving POC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, refugees, and marginalized communities and causes. 

What does this mean? In upcoming UX Night School workshops, we’ll be working on volunteer portfolio projects with Visible, and working with the Visible team to develop ways to integrate human-centered design practice in pro-bono work.