Ask DN: Where do you get participants for UX/Usability Research?

over 8 years ago from Nicole P., Storyteller. Game Maker. Dreamer.

  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    There's a lot of information out there on sourcing participants. It depends on the type of research you want to do, and the required quality/reporting of research outcomes.

    A few methods:

    • Adwords that drop people on a screening survey, which you use to qualify potential participants

    • Facebook / Twitter etc.

    • Casual word of mouth / Friends and family

    • Sourcing firm or tool like

    • Traditional advertising like you did at your university

    The art of finding people hasn't changed much over the years. Here's a few more that I recalled reading:

    2 points