Proposal on behalf of Web3UX panel: Let’s do some live UX research at Devcon.
Anyone can observe live UX research sessions by experienced researchers; selected projects can benefit from their product being evaluated. With this proposed setup, attendees are offered:
- Direct impact on 4 open-source public good Ethereum focused projects who will have their product evaluated
- Opportunity to ‘learn by example’ (i.e. how to validate their ideas and designs with end-users)
- Opportunity to observe people interacting with common flows and draw conclusions on how to improve their own product or infrastructure
- Gain perspective on the local context of using Ethereum-based applications. We’ll recruit people locally who’s perspective would otherwise not be represented at Devcon
There are 3 phases to delivering Live UX research at Devcon.
There will be a call for projects in the run-up to Devcon. Projects will need to meet some requirements such as being open-source, developing a public good, agreeing to public sharing of results. 4 projects will be selected.
Experienced researchers will pair up to have an intake call, prepare a study plan and agree with the project on test materials (e.g. prototype). To meet practical requirements each study will be of a format that fits a moderated session of 45 min. This can be an interview, a usability test or a combination of the two.
Over the course of two days, 12 UX research sessions are conducted with 3 participants per project/study. Each study will have half a day dedicated to it, including the sessions with participants and a debrief with contributors to the project to interpret findings.
For optimal learning, and comfort and privacy of participants, we need a dedicated space; Interview room + observation room and ability to set up an A/V connection between the two. Nothing fancy. A dedicated space is the main requirement. We’ll also need a minimal compensation to cover recruitment costs and incentives for participants. (we’d ask participating projects to cover this, ca. $500 per study).
Besides this, experienced researchers will spend their time and effort before and during the event. We’d kindly ask the Devcon organizing committee for tickets for those who don’t already have one.
We’re excited to use the opportunity of the community coming together in Bogotá, to evaluate core products and protocols and improve their user experience. Outside the selected projects, we expect the sessions to inspire conversations on shared terminology and common flows, benefiting other projects.
You can find the full proposal here. Please like and reply, looking forward to your comments and support.