Advancing Research Community

Connecting over 1000 people interested in innovations in user and customer research

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Upcoming Videoconferences

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Videoconferences (and past recordings) are available for free to all Advancing Research Community members. Join here for invitations.

Advancing Research Conference

Advancing Research 2020

A new conference for people who do research. March 30-April 1, 2020 at Museum of the Moving Image in NYC.

News and Updates

The conference's Call for Submissions is now open

We’d love to hear your ideas—ranging from case studies to toolkits to inspirational stories—and especially want to hear from members of under-represented communities. The submission deadline is 11:59pm EDT Sunday, September 29. Apply here.

Who Does Research, and How Do They Learn?

Our survey ran from July 2-15, 2019, and 721 people responded. We’ve summarized the results below, and have made our quantitative data available for analysis via Tableau.

Community Curators

Louis Rosenfeld

Like many user experience folk, Lou started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute and the IA Summit.
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