UW HCDE Masters Student, lover of UX, design, nature, reddit, and coffee.
The user researcher’s role has changed. It used to be about running studies. Now it’s about growing the team’s understanding of their users.
In our research, the teams that produce the best designs, have a process that’s geared towards forming a common understanding. That understanding needs to cover the problem they’re trying to solve, the users they’re solving it…
Design, in its simplest form, is about rendering intent. When a person makes a choice about how they want something to be, they are designing.