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We lie. Not deliberately. It’s not that we try to deceive, it’s just that we bear poor witness to our own behaviour. If you ask anyone why they did what they did, the answer that comes back won't often be an accurate indication. But here's the..
You’re under pressure.. to do more, with less, to meet deadlines and to get the insight to make the critical decision that will provide the winning-edge for your client. At the current speed of business, insight has never been more important, but..
Media and creative agencies adopted storytelling aeons ago as a means of showing brand consumers that they 'got them' in a nod and a wink kind of way. Since then, culture and the consumer landscape has shifted - vastly. Vague notions of 'who'..
At Further, we think that businesses may be missing a trick when it comes to developing their buyer personas. They’re settling for shallow 2D representations, based on certain assumptions, that could actually be harming their customer acquisition..
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..
In 2019, it can feel like every brand with a budget is running a progressive campaign to tap the equality-hungry hearts of millennials and Gen Z. Empathic, experiential, and (of course) authentic engagement is the conscious marketing of the..
“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..
2019. A time where social capital and ethical consumerism can underpin or undermine your brand. A time where advancements in tech give CMOs more data to work with than the average human brain can handle. A time where audiences are demanding..
A lot has changed over the last 10-years or so, but three major shifts have occurred that highlight why brands need a social psychologist on their staff.
This year marks the centenary of women getting the right to vote in Britain. To acknowledge this landmark, Kantar TNS set up a programme to showcase the developments in advertising that have helped to empower women over the last 100 years. The..
Contextual relevance is absolutely crucial when evaluating scope for innovation and (new) product development opportunities.
Much of what we do here at Dub is support designers and strategists in capturing fresh insight from their user research. Our clients do a lot of in-person interviews but they also reach out and engage people online using our software, to ask..
Hi, I’m Stephen and I’m the founder of Dub. If you don't know us then we enable researchers and designers to understand and act upon what people do, and what they think and feel about products, services and brands by providing qualitative..
For some time now, the folks at Facebook have been dropping hints of the impending release of a Dislike button. Last week, they took the wraps off the project and released not a Dislike button, but a series of new emoji’s they call Reactions -..
Working as user research partners with industrial design and engineering consultancy Atlantic Design, Dub was commissioned to capture and analyse the experience of rail passengers in South London. We used mobile ethnography to observe the..
When LinkedIn wanted to understand the career paths and emotional issues of its workforce and create concepts for learning and development, they asked Dub to develop a private community of employees.
When running a pop-up research community, you’ll want to get members online and acclimatised as quickly as possible before progressing with the research agenda. At Further we refer to this as ‘Onboarding’.
Onboarding is essential to help..