If you’re just getting starting in UX research, it can be difficult to get a bearing on who’s out there to give you guidance or inspiration. Here’s a short list of ten people I follow and keep up to date with because of their contributions to the field of UX or human-centered research.
Of course there are many, many more (please share!), but these are the people I’ve been following over the years, in my own very nerdy way 🤓:
7. Aryel Cianflone: I’ve learned a lot from listening to Cianflone’s Mixed Methods podcast. If you want to contribute to the UX research community, follow her, watch her conference talks, and learn. 🙌 Medium, Twitter, LinkedIn
8. Michael Margolis: As a fellow lone researcher, Margolis has helped me learn how to be resourceful to effectively bring insights to product. Medium, Twitter, LinkedIn
9. Matt Gallivan: From Gallivan, learn how to navigate and provide impactful research at some of tech’s most successful companies. Twitter, LinkedIn
10. Tricia Wang: She defined the concept of “thick data”, a stellar way of bringing human insight into the design process where big data might rule. Twitter, LinkedIn, website