The objective of this workshop is to gain insights about user’s context, problem, behavior, habits and strategies. Give students 1 hour for preparation and 3 to 10 hours for execution. This will give them just a glimpse into the real user research that usually takes weeks or even months. 

How to approach it?

  1. Explain to the students why user research is so important.
  2. Have a workshop where they structure their research (what method* will they use, participants, questions).
  3. Make them test their questions on colleagues from other groups.
  4. Revise the questions with the help of mentors, based on the test (3.).
  5. Execute the research method.
  6. Present what you’ve learned from the users.

*There are various user research methods that can be used: 

Users should be reached in person, alternatively via skype or phone.