Perspectives from UX researchers in a changing field
by Gregg Bernstein

Amazon reviews

"An essential read for UX researchers. I wish I had this book when I left academia and became a practicing researcher."
—Dr. Daniel Davis, Workplace Researcher

"…Each chapter is full of learnings as well as stories and experiences that feel so relatable."
—Sara Sanchez, User Experience Researcher

"Useful information delivered in short essays from experienced practitioners particularly aimed at junior to mid-career researchers."
—Robin Beers, PhD, Ubuntu Culture Company

"There are many excellent books that explore methodologies and practice. This book is unique in how it focuses on the stories of the people who study people."
—Paul G., Researcher

"Gregg has done a fantastic job in bringing together some of the brightest minds in the ever-evolving field of UX Research to give an open, informative, and thought-provoking view of the discipline as it stands."
—Jack Burton, Senior User Researcher

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While other research books offer standard operating procedures, this book provides something more durable in the real world. It’s a practical field guide that will give you the encouragement to get started, no matter what your background.

—Aarron Walter, UX practice founder at Mailchimp

This book is not an argument for doing user research. Nor is it a tutorial or toolkit for common methodologies. It won’t show you how to run a usability session or recruit users remotely.

Research Practice captures the day-to-day of the practice itself—what it looks like to work with peers and stakeholders, to raise awareness of research, to make tradeoffs, and to build a larger team.

Research Practice takes you inside the field of applied user research through the stories and experiences of the people doing the work.

What's in the book?
Each chapter explores a specific theme:

About the author

Gregg Bernstein is a user experience research leader and director of user research for Hearst Magazines, where he connects the worlds of content creation and consumption. He previously scaled teams and practices at Condé Nast, Vox Media, and Mailchimp.