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Episode #31 An Interview with Kate Gomoll on Field Studies

June 18, 2007  ·  47 minutes

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Kate Gomoll is president and founder of Gomoll Research & Design. Back in March, we hosted Kate for a UIE Virtual Seminar on Field Studies, and recorded a followup podcast. We thought Kate’s insights were so useful that we’ve decided to share them with all of our SpoolCast listeners.

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Kate Gomoll is president and founder of Gomoll Research & Design. Back in March, we hosted Kate for a UIE Virtual Seminar on Field Studies. During the live presentation, we received many questions about the field research techniques Kate discussed. To delve into these questions in more depth, we recorded a follow-up podcast where I ask Kate about many of the pressing issues associated with field study research. We thought Kate’s insights were so useful that we’ve decided to share them with all of our SpoolCast listeners.

Among the issues Kate and I discussed,

  • How can design teams demonstrate the immediate value of field research to management and stakeholders?
  • What are the best tools to analyze user data?
  • How can design teams integrate field studies into their research plan?
  • What are the best ways to put study participants at ease when you are taking photographs or video of them?
  • How does tag-team interviewing work?

If you’ve never conducted a field study, I highly encourage you to listen to this podcast. Kate Gomoll is the expert we recommend clients turn to with their questions about field research.