Joining our research panel means that we’ll contact you when we’re conducting research that you could help us with. This could include online surveys, interviews, in-person or remote user testing, or other kinds of research from time to time.
How do I join the research panel?
We’ve made it as easy as possible to join the research panel. Simply sign in to your Optimal Workshop account, head to your My Profile page and check the ‘Opt in to our research panel’ box. That’s it!
Once you’ve opted in, keep an eye out for an email from our research team. We’ll share the details of the research activity and you can decide whether you’d like to take part or not. We understand that sometimes the time isn’t right — maybe you have a major deadline looming (argh!) or are about to head away on holiday (yay!) — so if this is the case, just let us know and we’ll keep you in mind for next time.
If you decide at any point that you no longer want to be part of the panel, simply uncheck the box in your 'My Profile' section. We promise we won’t hold it against you, and you’re welcome to come back at any time that suits.
Why should I join?
As fellow researchers and designers, we know you understand that great things can’t be designed in isolation. Our mission is to make our tools the best they can be, and we can’t do this without learning about you, your work, what you love and what challenges you face. Through sharing your experiences with us, we’ll be able to take what we learn to make life easier for you. What do you have to lose?
What if I’m not an Optimal Workshop customer?
For the moment, our research panel is only accessible for current customers, however we may look at extending this in the future.