Penelope Rance

UX Researcher

The UX Life Chose Me newsletter

I have been searching for a newsletter about UX Research and Research Ops for ages, and while there are plenty of UX Design newsletters, a research focused newsletter was impossible to find. So I decided to create it myself!

If you are interested in UX Research or Ops, sign up for this monthly newsletter which collates the most interesting articles, videos and podcasts from across the web in an easy to access format.

It is for anyone, whether you are just starting out as a researcher, do research as part of your design job, have years of research experience or are just plain interested.

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This Months Issue

Issue 12 | October 2021: Celebrating a whole year of the newsletter; Changing your mind about research practices; The building blocks of research repositories and more.

Newsletter Archive

Issue 11 | September 2021: Speaking to Fiona Warner, User Researcher at Hargreaves Lansdown; How to create actionable insights when you don’t have access to your users; The ROI of UX research and more.

Issue 10 | August 2021: Speaking to Helen O'Doherty, UX/UI Manager WiggleCRC; What we can learn from the Greek myth of Cassandar; Where to go next in your career from UX Research Manager and more.

Issue 9 | July 2021: Speaking to Chris Bailey, Senior Accessibility Manager and President of UXPA UK; Pratical tips and guidelines for doing research with older people; 16 of the best user research podcasts to listen to and more.

Issue 8 | June 2021: Speaking to Lija Hogan, Customer Experience Consultant, UserTesting and Intermittent Lecturer at the University of Michigan; Not everything is a research problem; Why UX research needs archivists and more.

Issue 7 | May 2021: Levelling up and self care as a researcher; How to get stakeholder buy in and what to do with it once you have it and more.

Issue 6 | April 2021: Speaking to Gen Chow, UX Researcher at Facebook Reality Labs; The State of UX Research in 2021; How to improve your presentation slides and more.

Issue 5 | March 2021: Speaking to Anne Stevens, Director of UX Research at Culture Trip; Planning and running accessible research; How to improve your discussion guides and more.

Issue 4 | February 2021: Speaking to Laura Yarrow, Head of Deisgn at HM Land Registry; How to scale research; The dangers of becoming too data driven and more.

Issue 3 | January 2021: Speaking to Sophie Mitchell, LTUX London founder; How to write better research notes; Getting people to care about your research and more.

Issue 2 | December 2020: Speaking to James Parker from Post Office; What to do with all that data; Asking better questions and more.

Issue 1 | November 2020: Getting started with UX Research; The UX of User Research Surveys; When Strangers Meet by Kio Stark and more.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about my work please feel free to contact me.

Email me on peneloperance@gmail.com or find me on Twitter or Linkedin.


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