Once you've identified specific profiles or types of people you'd like to interview, you'll need to go out and find them. Recruiting participants is a craft and creative process all on it's own. But we wanted to provide a few tips here to help you get started.
If you just want 1-2 people to observe, interview, connect with and learn from, here are a few ways to find them:
- Search for people online
- Send out/post a short online survey for people to
- respond to
- Reach out to family and friends with profiles or descriptions of the types of people you'd like to meet
- Observe people in public places (like arcades, shopping areas or open kitchens)
If you're looking for a larger number of participants (ten or more), we suggest that you look into using a professional recruiter.