What is a UX Researcher?

User researchers are responsible for understanding user needs, behaviors, and motivations. Through empathizing with the user, a researcher is able to inform design decisions and advocate for the user. This role typically works closely with business analysts, data analysts, and marketing teams to help determine product goals. In companies with larger UX teams, researchers may work separately from interaction designers or user interface designers in a more waterflow process.


Key skills to know: User interviews, survey design, data analysis, usability testing.

- General Assembly, 2017

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