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How to Avoid the Research Repository Death Trap 👻
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A Repo Is (Sometimes) Not The Solution
Here’s a common scenario that plays out in research world:
Your research team runs lots of projects. Over time, you realize it’s far too complex to access and use these historical insights. 🤔
You figure that there must be a solution to this problem. Oh yes, research repositories! 🧐
You make the case for a repo and get approval to purchase. 🤑
Voilà! The repo is here, and it’s beautiful! 😍
Over time, you realize it’s far too complex to access and use these historical insights. 😭
If you want to avoid this repo death trap, I have some good news: Stephanie Marsh is about to teach you how to navigate the knowledge management maze!
In my chat with Stephanie, we cover:
How frustration with 3D pie charts kick-started their career in research.
Why knowledge management is a more gnarly problem in UX research than in other functions.
The allure of research repos as a knowledge management solution.
The value using research skills to determine knowledge management needs.
Repositories vs libraries.
Practical steps to get started with improved knowledge management.
Over to You
What experience have you had with research repositories?
Where has knowledge management tripped you up? What’s the main lesson you learned from that experience?
If you could share one tip about improving knowledge management, what would it be?
Reply via email or hop into the comment section to share your perspective.
You can also connect with Stephanie using the links below.
LinkedIn: Stephanie Marsh
Medium: Stephanie Marsh
Book: User Research
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