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User Research

Improve Product and Service Design and Enhance Your UX Research

Put the consumer back into the heart of your campaigns with this bestselling guide to user experience and research, offering practical and straightforward advice on the most up-to-date research methods.
EAN: 9781398603578
Edition: 2
Format: 235x157
344 pages

About the book

Many businesses are based on creating desirable experiences, products and services for users. However, companies often fail to consider the end user - the consumer - in their planning and development processes. How can marketing practitioners effectively understand their customers and create products and services that work for them? This book has the answers.

User experience research, also known as UX research, focuses on understanding user behaviours, needs and motivations through a range of observational techniques, task analysis and other methodologies. User Research is a practical guide that shows readers how to use the vast array of user research methods available. Written by one of the UK's leading UX research professionals, readers can benefit from in-depth knowledge that explores the fundamentals of user research.

Covering all the key research methods including face-to-face user testing, card sorting, surveys, A/B testing and many more, the book gives expert insight into the nuances, advantages and disadvantages of each, while also providing guidance on how to interpret, analyze and share the data once it has been obtained. Now in its second edition, User Research provides a new chapter on research operations and infrastructure as well as new material on combining user research methodologies.

About the authors

Stephanie Marsh (she/they) is a leading UX research professional and currently UX Research Operations Lead at Springer Nature. They are the former Head of User Research and Analysis for the UK Government Digital Service and former Head of Digital Strategy for the UK Ministry of Defence. She was also previously a consultant at Bunnyfoot, a leading UX consultancy in the UK. They have contributed chapters to a range of peer-reviewed texts in related fields and has delivered talks on UX Research, Research Operations and UX strategies at a range of conferences and industry events. She is based in London.

The comprehensive guide that empowers its reader with clear explanations and practical instructions based on Stephanie's extensive experience. If you've ever felt intimidated by the complexity and breadth of the subject of user research, this book is for you.

Amy Hupe, Design Systems and Content Design Expert