#UXRConf Preview: Meet Behzod Sirjani

A Q&A with Behzod Sirjani of Slack on bringing everyone to the research table

Danielle Heifa
Jun 5 · 10 min read
Slack Senior Researcher and UX Research Conference speaker, Behzod Sirjani

Tell me about your experience at Microsoft working with Shelly Farnham in the FUSE Labs. What do you feel that experience allowed you to learn and how do you feel it set you up for a career in research?

When it comes to working on more technical projects, do you ever feel a sense of intimidation? And if so, how do you overcome that?

Tell me about creating the year-long mentorship program for junior researchers within the research team at Facebook. What was the most challenging and rewarding parts of that process?

Tell me about your current role at Slack.

Your talk in the Research Foundations Track touches upon something you’ve learned from your own mistakes. How important has learning from your mistakes been in your career? And how does the ability to own up to our mistakes make us better researchers?

What are you most excited for at the upcoming Conference?

Join Behzod Sirjani at Strive: The 2019 UX Research Conference

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