UX Book Club: Interviewing for Research

Our next UX Book Club is all about Interviewing for Research. We’ll be discussing Andrew Travers’s concise book that covers everything from recruiting and planning to conducting, documenting and synthesising.

As well as discussing our thoughts and opinions on the book, it will also be a great starting point for group discussions on our experiences and questions about interviewing users. Whether you’re experienced or new to user interviews, you are very welcome to join us.

The author, Andrew Travers, is a designer, researcher and strategist. Most recently, he was interim head of design at UK’s HMRC, leading the design of new digital tax services for GOV.UK.

“Interviewing is both a privilege and an opportunity – a chance to garner the insight of others in the design process. Yet we often lack confidence in our ability to interview well, worry about finding the right people, or making a case for the research in the first place. More than this, interviewing at its worst can too easily become dislocated from the broader design process.This book explores how to involve users and stakeholders in the design process, demystifying the process of interviewing and using research to drive design decisions.”

I’m in! How do I RSVP? 
To join, simply RSVP here and come along on the night with your eBook, questions, thoughts and opinions! If you can’t make it, please reverse your RSVP early so there is room for someone else.

Get the book for FREE 
You can download the book for free at Andrew’s website:
http://trvrs.co/book

Do I Need to Read the Book?
Yes, our discussions will be about the book and the topics and ideas that it includes. But at only 60 pages, it’s a concise and information-packed read.

Give The Summary
Would you like to give a brief summary of the book at the start of book club? Contact us before November 1st if you’re interested!

What Happens at Book Club
6.30 – One of us gives a 5-minute summary of the book
6.35 – We break into groups for conversation about the book guided by some suggested topics and talking points.
7.15 – We share our group’s discussions and ideas with the full group and continue to discuss the book amongst the whole group.
8.00 – The book club concludes but everyone is welcome to stay and continue the UX discussions!

Venue 
Thank you to MYOB for again providing a fantastic venue for our book club – at their brilliant Innovation Hub. Thanks MYOB!