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Our Discomfort with Research Democratization
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Yes, It’s Another Democratization Discussion
From Dave Hora:
“The landscape of how research works and what it should be doing is shifting, and in some ways shifting out from under us.”
After nearly a year of (seemingly) constant news about UX research layoffs, it does feel like the research landscape has shifted. It’s leaving some of us asking just how much democratization and job security are connected.
In my chat with Dave, we cover:
His path to independent research consultant after working for five startups in nine years
The role of research and how that definition impacts democratization
UXR today vs a decade ago and what it means about research value
Research vs learning
Who owns rigour
Questions For You
How do you define the role of research? How does this affect your approach to democratization in your company?
Dos job security impact your view of research democratization?
What stood out to you the most from this conversation? Why?
I’d love your perspective! 🗣️
Get In Touch with Dave
LinkedIn: Dave Hora
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