We need paid and unpaid research participants to help us shape the future of Codeweavers products. Research ranges from simple surveys through usability tests to more complex ethnographic research. If you’re already a Codeweavers customer, you’re helping us to help you :)
User research helps us to understand what our customers/users need and how to create products that meet those needs. Without fully understanding our users needs, we run the risk of building products that nobody will use. As a user, or potential user of Codeweavers products, this is where you come in!
We aim to understand who you are, what you’re trying to achieve, how you’re trying to do it now and how you would like to do it in future.
We do this through small batches of user research in all phases of every iteration of a product that we build. If we ask you to take part in a research project, it will generally last from 15 minutes to 1-hour maximum, as we normally only test small pieces of a product at any one time.
We share our findings with our product teams and discuss ways to overcome any problems that we find before implementing the solutions we come up with.
The more we understand about the challenges you face, your goals and the way you think - the better we can build our products. Your feedback is the foundation of everything that we do and the more of it we can get, ultimately the better that tiny part of your life will be!
Choosers are generally the people responsible for purchasing a product which will eventually be used by other people. Their primary focus might be on fulfilling business requirements or weighing up costs vs benefits. They might not be the right people to take part in user research as their experiences will differ if they are not actually involved using the product in their day to day lives.
Users are the people who actually have to use the product and are usually perfect candidates for user research. They will generally have insight into the product that choosers, and even the product development team will not.
Even if you don’t have the final say over which products or features you would like to use to get your tasks done - enough demand from enough people for a solution to a given problem means it will be easier for us to convince Choosers that it will benefit their organisation.
Depending on the type of product, phase of development or user group we will carry out different types of test. Some examples of the kind of tests we carry out are:
If you’re interested in taking part in Codeweavers Research Group projects, want to know more about User Research methods and upcoming studies, or would like to discuss a particular area of interest regarding Codeweavers Products - please feel free to email the Research Team firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a message on Twitter @CWResearchers