Differences between UX research and design research?



Just yesterday I learned about this other concept “design research”. Here’s just one article about it, but there are a lot more on the Web: https://www.ideo.com/blog/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-design-researcher

I can’t really see a difference in relation to UX research, although I must confess I still know too little about them both. Are there any differences? Which ones?

Thank you guys :slightly_smiling_face:.


That article you linked is very thin on content. High level is simply touches on the qualitative research performed. No real details in it. UX research can include qualitative research and quantitative research. Both help hone to define the problem space with what, how and why. Most forget the last one. Until the problem space is well defined, it makes for a sloppy solution space as speculation can be costly.