How to make UX research leadership more effective

Three of your research colleagues discussed and defended their respective positions on making UX leadership more effective in this Advancing Research community workshop. Participants engaged with them in a discussion and Q&A, facilitated by Peter Merholz.


“UX Research leaders of tomorrow need to stand tall, assert themselves, and take a seat at the table because we have a purpose and companies cannot afford to make investment decisions based on intuition.” 

 – Sarah Alvarado

“Move out of your UX org.” 

 – Nalini Kotamraju

“Most organizations talk a good prioritization game but fail to actually prioritize their projects, creating the perfect opportunity for Research leadership. Developing and maintaining a stack-ranked ruthless prioritization of projects has the power to grow Research headcount and budget and elevate Research strategically while minimizing researcher overwork.”

 – Anne Mamaghani



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September 14, 4-5pm EDT register   What UX research can learn from other research practices
September 28, 4-5pm EDT register   What emerging methods are advancing UX research
October 12, 4-5pm EDT register   How to create actionable insight in the face of politics and silos
November 9, 4-5pm EDT register   What UX research “maturity” looks like and how we get there