Help Google Improve Google Products; Participate in Usability Studies

Interested in how research contributes to the development to google products? Then this news is for you -- Google is looking for people to participate in studies to help improve existing Google products and test out those that're still in development. "Studies include usability research, field interviews and more, and they're taking place all over […]

Interested in how research contributes to the development to google products? Then this news is for you -- Google is looking for people to participate in studies to help improve existing Google products and test out those that're still in development. "Studies include usability research, field interviews and more, and they're taking place all over the US. If you're chosen to participate in a study, we always give a nice thank-you gift to express our gratitude," informs google.

"We conduct both in-person studies as well as remote studies online, so no matter where in the U.S. you're located there're opportunities to participate in research. Remote studies involve a Google researcher calling you and setting up a screen sharing session on your computer. In-person sessions often take place in one of our offices, but sometimes our researchers decide to hit the road and visit you wherever you are. A large part of our research happens in our offices in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, the Seattle/Kirkland area of Washington and in the greater New York City metro area, so if you're in any of these locations you'll have even more opportunities to participate in our research in person," google stated.

"As new studies are launched, we contact people we think might be a good match for the topic. You'll usually hear from us via email, where we'll tell you the nature of the study, the dates we're running sessions and include a link to a questionnaire to assess your eligibility," google added.

Does all these sound good! to you, then visit google.com/usability to find out more and sign up to be contacted. Note; you must be at least 18 years old to sign up.

[Source: Student Blog]