Research supplier near Palo Alto

8 Oct 2008 - 10:49pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hi folks!

Could you all recommend some research suppliers in or around Palo
Alto, California who'd be able to recruit participants for usability
testing as well as provide space to conduct it (one-way mirror, not
much else)? Your wisdom and recommendations greatly appreciated --
merci beaucoup!

Cheers,
Liz

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Vice President, IxDA / www.ixda.org
CDO, Devise / www.devise.com
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9 Oct 2008 - 1:24am
Susan Dybbs
2006

Hi Liz,

I recently had a great experience with Bay Area Research Group
(http://bayarearesearchgroup.com). I only used them for recruiting
and can not speak to their facilities. They did a great job on
screening and recruiting our targeted groups.

-Susan

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9 Oct 2008 - 2:33am
Anonymous

Usable online service (or not)?

A constituent has what he calls a killer idea. He wants to open an
online store where people can order their wedding card or birth card
online. Weddeingcards etc take a big place in our culture en we take
great care en pride in selecting these cards. I don%u2019t think that
such a concept will catch on?

Am I wrong? Our would people really try to order their wedding card
online?
Would you?
if you would think about it, witch kind of option would you think
would be usable for users?

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9 Oct 2008 - 2:50am
Tim Wright
2008

I've said "no" and been proven wrong so many times (and right so many others
others) that I'm hesitant to say. The best bet is to do some market research
and determine the need. The market research can then feed into persona and
scenario development.

Google is also a good way to see if there are other competitors in the
field...

A quick search found this:

http://www.weddingcardsonline.com/

There are probably others!

Tim

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 8:33 PM, Michael <ramlal.minjus at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Usable online service (or not)?
>
> A constituent has what he calls a killer idea. He wants to open an
> online store where people can order their wedding card or birth card
> online. Weddeingcards etc take a big place in our culture en we take
> great care en pride in selecting these cards. I don%u2019t think that
> such a concept will catch on?
>
> Am I wrong? Our would people really try to order their wedding card
> online?
> Would you?
> if you would think about it, witch kind of option would you think
> would be usable for users?
>
>
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9 Oct 2008 - 1:40pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Elizabeth,

I've used Fieldwork for recruiting with some success. They have a
facility in San Francisco, just up the road from Palo Alto. Their
space is geared more toward focus groups, but I'm pretty sure you
could use one of their smaller rooms for usability testing.

http://www.fieldwork.com/

// jeff

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12 Oct 2008 - 4:59pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hey folks,

Thanks for all who wrote with research supplier recommendations. I
wanted to share all four for your future reference (see below). FWIW,
Fleischman responded to me promptly with a bid, as did Fieldwork; Bay
Area Research Group didn't get back to me as promised (and they have
to coordinate with Nichols for facility space) and Nichols Research
took a day to turn my call.

Fleischman Field Research

250 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
SF office: 415-398-4140

Fieldwork

201 Third St., Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94103
Office: 415-268-8686

Bay Area Research Group

Office: 408-988-4800
Heidi Flores (owner)

Nichols Research

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1550
San Francisco, CA 94104
SF office: 415-986-0500
Recruiting office: 510-794-2990

Cheers,
Liz

IxDA, Vice-President
Devise, CDO

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12 Oct 2008 - 5:00pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Ack, my URLs seem to have been edited out. They were:

Fleischman Field Research
http://www.ffrsf.com/

Fieldwork
http://www.fieldwork.com/Facility/Home.aspx?FacilityID=33

Bay Area Research Group
http://bayarearesearchgroup.com/New Site/Welcome.html

Nichols Research
http://www.nicholsresearch.com/

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