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Interview With Nate Bolt, Research Manager At Facebook

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This is a short conversation I held with Nate Bolt, a Research Manager on the Facebook design team. Nate is the former founder and CEO of Bolt | Peters and an adjunct professor at SVA’s iXD program. He wrote the freaking book about Remote Research, created ethnio, 1197, and that one airplane time lapse.

Nate and I talked about why UX research sometimes gets ignored, how remote research can help get better buy-in for UX projects and how to deal with people who disregard qualitative research. I shared a cool trick for solving the “5 users are not enough” problem for usability testing and Nate talked about getting emotional during conversations with UX stakeholders. We finished our little conversation talking about effective deliverables (hint: none), UX research for startups, and Nate’s least favorite question to ask users.

I’d love to get your feedback.

Tomer Sharon
Tomer is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google Search in New York City and author of the book, It's Our Research: Getting stakeholder buy-in for user experience research projects (2012). He founded and led UPA Israel and is a mentor at Google's Campus TLV, a program including UX learning, collaboration, and mentorship for Israeli startups. He speaks at conferences and professional events, is a published author of articles and papers, and a past editorial board member for UXPA’s UX Magazine. Tomer holds a master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. He is @tsharon on Twitter.