Don’t have a single role model but Erika Halls and her book “Just enough research” has had a significant influence in how to make the research I do practical and relevant to my teams.
Our brains are connected to environments we are in. And like children absorbing the culture they grew up, our Intuition is developed from being immersed in these environments. Yet, the only environments that most our teams see, are the ones in the office surrounded by luxury of free snacks and fancy computers. It is no wonder that most products coming out of silicon valley only seem catered to themselves, giving us all the appearance of being more disconnected from the world. I think, intuition if viewed differently, can act as a platform on which to connect with the human beings that use what we build. I believe researchers are and should be on the forefront of this movement.
In this talk, I will try and reimagine the role of researchers as more than just synthesizers of data but as facilitators that grow intuition in the humans being designing experiences.
A new perspective on intuition and how we work with it in the workplace.