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Researching UX: User Research by Emma Howell, James Lang

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Chapter 6: Running Your Sessions

The big day is here. You are about to run your research sessions. As we discussed in Chapter 5, you’ll have done a lot of your preparation in the days beforehand, which takes most (but not all) of the stress out of it.

Research cycle: fieldwork

Research cycle: fieldwork

Roles

We spoke about giving everyone in the research team roles and responsibilities in Chapter 5.

The four key roles on the day of research are:

  • Interviewer. This person is responsible for talking to the users and running the test sessions.
  • Host (of the observation room). This person is responsible for looking after the people watching the research in the observation ...

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