Getting access to users?

13 Nov 2008 - 10:31am
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jeff noyes
2008

Question for you. Historically, I've had other folks on my team in
charge of finding users. Those folks often hired a firm to recruit
users, to which I was often disappointed with the results. I'm now in
a position where I need to get access to users to be able to do some
contextual research. To be more specific, i need to find users that
fit the criteria below. What's the best way to go about finding these
users?

- Business minded folks looking to build a social publishing site or
content management application. These could be designers, engineers,
ceo's etc.
- Developers or designers that have involvement in a CMS other than
Drupal.

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13 Nov 2008 - 3:21pm
Melissa Sherman
2008

If you know of LinkedIn groups that these users might have joined
posting your invitation there can get you some response.

And if you have identified target companies faxing screener info to
the company fax number works when recruiting some user types.
Success with faxes usually depends on compensation.

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14 Nov 2008 - 12:08am
Dante Murphy
2006

Another option, if you are able to deploy content on a site that attracts these kind of folks, is to use Ethnio. They let you deploy a screener on your site to recruit for research in real time.

www.ethnio.com

13 Nov 2008 - 4:36pm
Sandra Kogan
2007

I've had some success finding people like this using job posting sites like
Monster.com. Companies looking to hire people like this usually already have
some in-house expertise, some representative users and list of requirements.

Sandra

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Jeff Noyes <jeff.noyes at acquia.com> wrote:

> Question for you. Historically, I've had other folks on my team in charge
> of finding users. Those folks often hired a firm to recruit users, to which
> I was often disappointed with the results. I'm now in a position where I
> need to get access to users to be able to do some contextual research. To
> be more specific, i need to find users that fit the criteria below. What's
> the best way to go about finding these users?
>
> - Business minded folks looking to build a social publishing site or
> content management application. These could be designers, engineers, ceo's
> etc.
> - Developers or designers that have involvement in a CMS other than Drupal.
>
>
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14 Nov 2008 - 6:43am
SemanticWill
2007

Honestly, I would to yourself to
Seth Godin's Triiibes website which may have just the folks you need.
Also spend more time on the target- business minde folks is kinds broad

will evans
emotive architect &
hedonic designer
will at semanticfoundry.com
617.281.1281
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On Nov 13, 2008, at 4:36 PM, "Sandra Kogan" <sandra.kogan at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I've had some success finding people like this using job posting
> sites like
> Monster.com. Companies looking to hire people like this usually
> already have
> some in-house expertise, some representative users and list of
> requirements.
>
>
> Sandra
>
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Jeff Noyes <jeff.noyes at acquia.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Question for you. Historically, I've had other folks on my team
>> in charge
>> of finding users. Those folks often hired a firm to recruit users,
>> to which
>> I was often disappointed with the results. I'm now in a position
>> where I
>> need to get access to users to be able to do some contextual
>> research. To
>> be more specific, i need to find users that fit the criteria
>> below. What's
>> the best way to go about finding these users?
>>
>> - Business minded folks looking to build a social publishing site or
>> content management application. These could be designers,
>> engineers, ceo's
>> etc.
>> - Developers or designers that have involvement in a CMS other than
>> Drupal.
>>
>>
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help

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