Gregg Bernstein, User Experience Research Lead at Signal, dropped his new book this week.
Research Practice: Perspectives from UX Researchers in a Changing Field contains 430 pages of stories, reflections and insights from UX research practitioners.
It’s not a book about how to do research or why it’s important (there are plenty of those already). It’s about the experience of being a researcher, covering several key themes:
paths into UX research
interviewing and hiring
starting a new role
working with teams and stakeholders
raising awareness of research
sharing work and making impact
building research teams
You will also find a short essay from me reflecting on how the social sciences prepared me for working in this field.