Remember the old adage: “Never work with animals or children”? Well in the second of my collaborative tutorials with Claudio Franco Pires at UX Scotland we gave a high-level over view of how to successfully conduct user research and testing with children.

The full slide set can be found below and on SlideShare

UX Scotland 2014: User Research and Testing with Children from BorderCrossingMedia

During this session we talked through the general principles as laid out by The Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct and COPPA  (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) . Then how they could be applied with age-appropriate methods based around Piaget’s Central Theory of Development with best practice tips for both online and offline techniques.

It was a great session and I’d like to thank all participants who came along and made it such an interesting tutorial. I hope that they all left with a great understanding as to how you can have fun and conduct great research with children of all ages……next time we might even tackle user research with animals!

For more information about the session or specific questions drop me an email or leave a comment below.

Esther Stringer

Esther is our Managing Director and Research lead at Border Crossing UX.