You know how a physical library gives you access to lots of text resources? Well, there are online libraries for UX Research content. I use the term library to describe platforms that provide guides, kits, handbooks, events & webinars, case studies and even templates! This is the best way I can describe these platforms because they are packed!
- Curiosity Tank | UXR Training & Workshops for UX Pros and Accidental Researchers: CuriosityTank is a parcel of UX Research Resources that range from templates and workshops to a full-blown UX lexicon! Michele Rosen, a seasoned UX Researcher, founded CuriosityTank with the aim to help organisations and researchers ask the right question. I have used a few of the templates and have personally learnt from Michele. She’s a wonderful teacher.
- User Research Academy: I discovered this at a time when UX Research was still vague to me and it cleared the fog. Nikki Anderson, the academy’s founder, has lots of templates and courses for your disposal. Her UX Research articles are littered all over the internet. Sometimes, when I stumble on a UX Research article I’m almost certain she’s the author! And her newsletter and podcast are brilliant!
- The Team W – Behavioral Science Experts: Learn about design from the perspective of behavioural scientists. The first time I heard of the Team W, founded by Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D, was during an IxDF webinar on human biases and their influence on design. I loved their energy, I’m sure you will too.
- Apple & Banana – Fruitful UX research for everyone: Apple and Banana has a blog and a UX Research Library. The blog is free to access but you’ll have to pay for the library. Regardless, you’ll find expert and practical content backed by theory. This is the best combo for learning anything.
- IDEO: IDEO is one of the largest design companies in the world. They’ve got case studies and a super cool design kit that explains the methods and frameworks one may use in the human-centred design process.
- Komodo: I really love Komodo’s case studies and white papers. Check them out.
- User Interviews: User Interviews has a blog, podcast and a UX Research field guide that’ll introduce you to the UX Research.