Design Research at Dropbox

This past summer, I interned at Dropbox’s headquarters in San Francisco as a Design Research Intern. I worked on Dropbox’s Ecosystem team, supporting teams building deep integrations and partnerships with Slack, Zoom, Microsoft, and Trello, just to name a few.

In this article, I’m going to dive deep into how I made sure my final interview presentation was a success.

First off: What’s a design researcher?

A design researcher at Dropbox works with product teams to unlock insights on user behavior where data alone isn’t enough. A researcher bridges quantitative data with qualitative data, bringing critical information to product teams on users.

For example, if a…

Xavier Rivera-Lanza

Product Manager and Design Researcher. Formerly Dropbox, JPMorgan Chase. Econ @ Georgetown

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