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Long Research Reports Suck–And How to Fix Them

Research reports don’t have to suck. This short presentation gives the 5 essential things a report should contain, keep it short and keep ’em coming back for more.

Research Plan Template

This short research plan template was based on the work of Tomer Sharon (if you’re a researcher and you haven’t read his books, I suggest you do).

The template was part of an effort I led at Macmillan to improve research quality across the UX Team. Planning, especially when done collaboratively, helps ensure that the research will be relevant and answer the right questions.

Survey Script Template

This survey script template, also available with directions, is meant to help you research like everyone is watching and collaboratively create survey items.

Usability Findings Tracker

This tracker was inspired by the fine work of many people, but I’d remiss if I didn’t mention JF “Jeff” Kelley who made a very magical version of this in excel.

This google sheets version is ready for anyone to use as it will display as a template.

Statement Card Method Summary

Statement cards are part of the context mapping method from the delft design approach. They are a way of collaboratively analyzing and synthesizing data. 

Further work samples available upon request