June 18th, 2007
Podcast: Kate Gomoll Interviewed by Jared Spool
Recorded: March 28th, 2007 from the studios of UIE
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
Duration: 47 min | File size: 22 MB
Transcript Available: [ RTF 44 KB ] or [ PDF 204 KB ]
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Kate Gomoll is president and founder of Gomoll Research & Design. Back in March, we hosted Kate for a UIE Virtual Seminar on Field Studies. During the live presentation, we received many questions about the field research techniques Kate discussed. To delve into these questions in more depth, we recorded a follow-up podcast where I ask Kate about many of the pressing issues associated with field study research. We thought Kate’s insights were so useful that we’ve decided to share them with all of our SpoolCast listeners.
Among the issues Kate and I discussed,
- How can design teams demonstrate the immediate value of field research to management and stakeholders?
- What are the best tools to analyze user data?
- How can design teams integrate field studies into their research plan?
- What are the best ways to put study participants at ease when you are taking photographs or video of them?
- How does tag-team interviewing work?
If you’ve never conducted a field study, I highly encourage you to listen to this podcast. Kate Gomoll is the expert we recommend clients turn to with their questions about field research.
You’ll also want to check out Kate’s new report, The Field Study Handbook: A Common Sense Approach for Discovering User Needs. Because field studies are such an essential tool for design teams, we asked Kate, along with Ellen Story Church and Eric Bond, to assemble this comprehensive guide. (There’s a promotion code that will earn you a discount, but you have to listen to the end of the Podcast to get it.)
You can also purchase the recording of Kate Gomoll’s Virtual Seminar here: Field Studies: The Ultimate Tool in Your Usability Toolbox.Tweet