To structure the research, a detailed plan was developed that outlined the research vision, objectives and methods. This included a number of hypotheses designed to test assumptions and drive meaningful results. To ensure the most robust research outcomes, a number of different research methods were employed that combined the subjective and attitudinal qualities of qualitative research with the harder behavioural qualities of quantitative research (as per below diagram).
Research activities included a series of structured interviews and workshops. Pragma also conducted a detailed online survey sent out to over 5000 agency clients. This was combined with a series of desktop research activities analysing current data sources. At a high level, the research findings were analysed and grouped into broad themes and associated research threads. Pragma then conducted a detailed analysis of the research findings to inform a deep understanding of the agency’s users, with the findings and analysis presented in a detailed and highly visual User Research Blueprint.
Equipped with the User Research Blueprint, the agency is now able to identify a series of opportunities for future iterations of their digital systems. This means that future work will be high impact and of real value to its users.
Improving the user experience with their digital systems also allows the agency to further encourage participation with its services, enhancing the agency’s ability to meet their purpose of: “Accelerating carbon abatement for Australia.”