Reflections on conducting field research after a three year hiatus

Central Helsinki. Photo by author.

I returned yesterday from a ten day field research trip to Helsinki. It was my first field research trip since September 2019 and my first in-person study since January 2020. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a hiatus from field work this long in my career. Even when I became a manager, I still did some IC work, especially field research.

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Noor Ali-Hasan

Noor Ali-Hasan

I’m a UX research lead at Google, where I help teams design and build desirable and easy to use products. Outside of work, I love art, Peloton, and Lego.