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

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

  • Sarah Arnegard, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I work for a lean startup and we can't afford to spend a lot to find participants. Depending on what we are trying to learn, we usually do one of the following:

    • Contact existing customers for meetings or web conferencing

    • Approach random people at starbucks/cafe of your choice


    I think the participants you need will depend a lot on:

    1) the kind of product you have (if you have a more niche product you may need to be more picky)

    2) what you are trying to learn. For example are you trying to figure out what is usable or use research for broad product development or validate specific ideas?

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