Design/User Researcher. Ex MONotype Research Director and BBC Audience Researcher. Former Director of Mark Boulton Design and Five Simple Steps.

What makes a good researcher?

This is my list of qualities that make a good researcher, do you agree?

  • People person
  • Good listener
  • Likes solving puzzles and investigating things
  • Likes spending time 'in the weeds' 
  • Like a dog with a bone. Tenacious. 
  • A stickler for the details.
  • Methodical and meticulous.
  • Ultimately all about the big picture 
  • Likes to 'hold the pen'
  • Happy to iterate and collaborate
  • Team player
  • Good at plate juggling and managing multiple projects

Making a meaningful contribution

The Research Funnel