Are you wondering how to transfer design research to an online world? This is a class for professionals who wish to further explore remote research. This course is for people who are familiar with the basic toolset and have previous experience with the face-to-face research setting. Now the pandemic has challenged your practice, you are planning (or have already tried) to take your research online and would like to learn more from others who have done it a lot.
STBY had been conducting remote research already before the pandemic on a number of international projects, and has accumulated a vast amount of new knowledge and skills during the pandemic.
This course zooms in on the changes in research practices triggered by full-on remote research. We will address the principles, processes, and tools used in remote research and introduce 2 case studies to discuss and jointly reflect on. We’ll reveal what happens behind the scenes and provide practical tips around methodology, recruitment, fieldwork preparation, and implementation.
The course will be delivered by two experienced STBY researchers Qin Han (STBY London) & Dorota Gazy (STBY Amsterdam). They have both worked as design researchers for many years, and have also collaborated together on several remote research projects for clients from both private and public sectors.
/ Principles – what are the guiding principles for remote research in this ever-changing world?
/ Research Planning – what are the extra considerations for methodology & recruitment when creating a plan for remote research?
/ Fieldwork – how to prepare and conduct sessions that maximize the power of remote technology while still creating meaningful engagement with the participants?
/ Tools – what tools are suitable for what types of remote research?