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AnswerLab's Salon Series provides a space for research practitioners to share ideas and stay informed about emerging topics in UX throughout the year. These smaller events offer attendees the opportunity to network with peers and engage in deeper conversations over breakfast.


Past events:

February 26, 2020
Accessibility & User Research

San Francisco, CA

What does it mean to create accessible experiences? By being mindful of accessibility at every step of the UX journey, researchers can positively impact development regardless of their level within their company. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Our panel of UXRs discussed how they approach accessibility research and shared examples of what has and hasn't worked for them. 

November 13, 2019
Meeting the Demand for User Insights

San Francisco, CA

As UX research gains more importance and credibility within organizations, the demand for research is growing. As companies become increasingly customer-centric, how are teams scaling the capacity to meet this demand for user insights? We teamed up with dscout to host a panel of expert UX leaders who shared their strategies and practices to best harness research insights and become truly customer-obsessed. 

April 30, 2019
Participant Recruiting: Leveraging Research Ops for Maximum Impact

San Francisco, CA

When conducting research, you can develop the perfect prototype, create a flawless research plan, and feel completely prepared with your mod guide and note-taking tools, but without the right user mix, you won’t get the answers you’re looking for. We heard from experts from Facebook, Fitbit, and Airtime on their participant recruiting best practices, favorite tools, and tested strategies to maximize research insights.

March 26, 2019
Quant Research for Qual Researchers

New York, NY

Reprising one of our most popular topics from San Francisco, we hosted researchers from Google and Comcast in New York to talk about the ins and outs of quant research.

February 13, 2019
Speed Dating Your Users

San Francisco, CA

Speed dating lets you run quick, lightweight sessions to get fast feedback on multiple concepts and better prioritize user needs. We heard from experts at Dropbox and Gap on how they use speed dating in their research and what you can to do implement it in your own work. Event recap

November 7, 2018
The Ethics of AI
San Francisco, CA

We spoke with Kathy Baxter, Architect, Ethical AI Practice at Salesforce on the ethics of artificial intelligence from creating an ethical organizational culture to preventing bias in research and development. Event recap

October 23, 2018
Quant for Qual Researchers
San Francisco, CA

Geared towards qualitative researchers curious about quant research, this event featured panelists who spoke about when to use quant research, common methodologies and major challenges, and tips and tricks for those getting started.

September 12, 2018
Navigating Rolling Research
San Francisco, CA

This panel shared the benefits and logistics of setting up rolling research programs. Panelists shared their experiences managing rolling research programs to help attendees understand how they can get started using rolling research in their organization.

June 26, 2018
Collaboration in UX
San Francisco, CA

This session focused on how researchers collaborate with project stakeholders to produce more actionable insights different teams work together to develop and deliver UX insights.

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