If you work for a brand and your role involves dealing with consumers, then you probably understand how qualitative research works. Whilst big data and quantitative testing can highlight what consumers are doing, it takes qualitative exploration..
On a recent trip to Australia, I met up with Further client Greta Leropoulos who is the Service Design Lead for Foxtel (a media company, who provide a premium pay per view TV service of streamed and live, sport, movies, drama, news and..
“Hey Siri—find me the closest coffee shop.” It’s getting hard to remember a time when you couldn’t literally ask your phone to find something for you. Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa have changed how we interact with the world, and s..
I've recently returned from a trip to Australia, where I was lucky enough to catch up with some talented designers and user researchers from the service and experience design community. The conversations gave me some fascinating perspectives..
Your brand's performance is dipping and you’re under pressure to come up with answers. There are many reasons why, from increased competition and market disruptors to negative PR and the rise of ethical consumerism. But which is it? When the..
We’re getting to know Kerry (Kez) Poulson, who’s just joined Further’s team in London as Senior Project and Operations Manager. Kez has worked with brand and agency clients across the the FMCG, B2B, healthcare and leisure sectors. Working closely..
Our online research platform IdeaStream™ (now Together) has plenty of cool functionality designed to spike interest and engagement from study participants. Platform tools let the community manager approach research questions creatively. From..
Following positive reviews from research friends and having witnessed a client list spanning global research agencies all the way through to award-winning brand and design agencies, I was naturally curious about working with Further and using..
Living here in the UK as I do, I’m all too aware of the impact of not reaching out and giving the right people a voice. Brexit, and the surprise surrounding the country’s vote to leave illustrated this point, and we’re now in a bit of a mess..
I simply cannot recall the number of times clients have ruled out conducting online research with people from ethnic minority backgrounds on the grounds that, somehow, ‘ethnic minorities are not online’. As face-to-face research is too expensive,..
At its heart, qualitative research is about understanding people and their behaviour, largely by using probing questions and exploratory methods. But how effective can this research be when every participant might only be showing you one ‘face’,..
It’s fast becoming the norm that clients come to us without a written brief. Sure, they know what they want to achieve, what their objectives are, but they don’t know how to write a qualitative research brief (or they’ve not got the time!).