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March 10-12, 2021

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The Advancing Research 2020 Conference Reading List

A lot of great books were mentioned during the inaugural Advancing Research conference (some written by our presenters!) and after seeing so much enthusiasm for swapping recommendations, we started a slack channel dedicated to great reads. Please join our Advancing Research community for access to our Slack (plus invitations to free monthly videoconferences and first dibs on conference tickets.)

Advancing Research 2020

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

News and Updates

Where User Research Needs to Go

Steve Portigal
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Steve Portigal and his fellow Advancing Research curators recently used data collecting in producing Advancing Research to give some tone to the question, “Where does research need to go?” The result is a list of seven crucial and complex issues that are excellent food for thought for any researcher (or Research Operations professional). Read more on Medium.com

How UX Research is Evolving to Help Everyone Connect to Customers

Monty Hammontree, Partner Director of User Experience Research at Microsoft
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The Future of UX Research is Automated, and That’s a Problem

Dr. David Travis
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Dr. David Travis looks to the past to predict the future of UX and warns that the trend of automation and AI in research, while addressing the need for faster, cheaper and more insights, may be distancing rather than bringing us and our collaborators closer to our users’ needs.

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