Research methods for projects from scratch

#1

I want to create a personal project for my portfolio and was wondering if you are going to create a project from scratch, are user interviews the only research method for research?

#2

Look at reviews and social media posts for existing products similar to the one you’re creating. This will get you a long way. You’ll get to see which features the users want the most, what drives them mad, and what they love.

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#3

Totally agree – competitive research. This article might be useful.

Surveys could also be useful. Another useful resource.

If you do go down the user interview route, this will help.

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#4

Cool. From what I understand you can’t rely on one research method correct?

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#5

It really depends on what you want to find out. Usually, imo, only one reasearch is not enough for most of the projects. :slight_smile:

Try to make a briefing where you put your goals and hypotheses. Then start planning the best strategy that fits for your project.

#6

In addition to what everyone has said, if you want to do something different from the usual, you can attempt contextual inquiries, diary studies, participatory design research and so forth.