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

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My book for Five Simple Steps, Interviewing for research, is out now. This pocket guide might be primarily for those working in interaction design and user experience roles, but it’s written for anyone - designer, developers, product managers - looking to bring the voice of the user into a design project.

Here’s how I’ve described what the book is and who it’s for:

Interviewing is both a privilege and an opportunity - a chance to involve the insight of others into the design process. And yet, we often lack confidence in our ability to interview well; worry about finding the right people; or even making the 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.

Interviewing for research is a pocket guide for anyone who wants to involve users and stakeholders in the design process, to demystify the process of interviewing and to help use research to drive design decisions.

I’ve been lucky to work with a great team on this little book - two excellent, and patient, editors in Owen Gregory and Emma Boulton; the design talents of Nick Boulton and Colin Kersley; and the organisational skills of Jo Brewer. Thank you all.

Interviewing for research is available now from Five Simple Steps as an ebook in .mobi, .epub and PDF formats.

You’ll find highlights, reviews and comments on Readmill.