Hey fellow designers and researchers, my product team’s currently recruiting participants for some card sorting studies and I wondered, ‘do we [DTA] (or better still, our broader agency community) have a place to list opportunities for others to opt-in to user research?’ Potential recruits being other APS staff and sometimes segments from the general public.
If we were able to post opportunities publicly in a place where other research was advertised, we’d still screen participants to ensure they meet the study criteria, where applicable, perhaps in the form of a pre-qualifying survey.
I’m keen to know if there’s some kind of listing system in the works, or an already well-established that my team may be able to use.
For something more comprehensive and less scatter-gun in approach, I quite like ATO’s beta research and Bureau of Meteorology’s opt-in processes, especially because they’re hooked up to email subscription lists/CRMs with self-select preferences that potential participants can use to be sent future studies of interest/applicable to them.
Of course, with any of these systems you’re going to attract people who like research. But casting a wider net would be one of a few measures we take to reduce over-communicating to the same, dear APS staff for our studies.