Andrew Travers

Andrew Travers is a designer and researcher. He’s the author of Interviewing for research.

Interviewing for research

A pocket guide to design research.

First published by Emma and Mark Boulton's independent imprint Five Simple Steps in 2013, this pocket guide to design research is now available to download - free - as a 60 page ebook.

About ‘Interviewing for research’

Interviewing is both a privilege and an opportunity - a chance to garner the insight of others in the design process. Yet we often lack confidence in our ability to interview well, worry about finding the right people, or making a case for the research in the first place. More than this, interviewing at its worst can too easily become dislocated from the broader design process.

This book explores how to involve users and stakeholders in the design process, demystifying the process of interviewing and using research to drive design decisions.

What's in the book

  • Part 1: Recruiting How to write an effective recruitment brief and find the right research participants
  • Part 2: Preparing Writing a discussion guide and getting ready for the interview
  • Part 3: Conducting Making the most of the interview
  • Part 4: Documenting What to record, and how
  • Part 5: Synthesising How to move from collected observations towards insights that drive design decisions

Book information

  • 60 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-907828-15-7