Regardless of whether it’s the first time or your hundredth time, conducting any sort of field research is always a bit of a daunting task. The planning and conducting of field research is a juggling act between prep work, interview skills, and synthesis of research data. While it does take practice and experience to get comfortable with the act of field research, there are lessons you can learn that will help you get past many rookie mistakes and get you to collecting invaluable information. This workshop will cover key aspects of three main stages of conducting field studies:
The world is changing faster than people can keep up, both physically and mentally. Field research is one of the key tools that designers can use to understand how new products and digital experiences can be designed to aid people with managing this growth.
Brad is a member of the design team at 18F. His passion is finding the reason why wicked problems exist and finding ways to remove barriers that prevent people from accomplishing their goals.