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UX Design Contest #11

Design and run a survey-based user research study

👏 This contest ended August 18, 2019

Note From Adam

👋 Hey Designers,

User research is an important skill set for every UX or Product Designer. Online surveys are a popular way to conduct user research at scale. Data from a good survey help us identify trends and can inspire even more questions.

Entering this contest is a great way to strengthen and show your user research skills. With a little effort, your entry can make a strong addition to your UX portfolio story.

🤞Good luck and happy designing!

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Adam Ruf
Creator, UX Design Contest; Product Designer at AngelList

Desired Outcomes

By participating in this contest, you will

  • Practice creating a goal-driven user research study
  • Gain experience using modern survey tools to conduct user reesarch
  • Demonstrate your ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize data
  • Exercise your presentation skills
  • Learn something new
  • Have a chance at winning cool prizes


🥇 1st Prize

  • $100 for your charity
  • Video call with Product Designer, Adam Ruf
  • Actionable portfolio review

Contest Rules

Anyone 18 years or older can participate on their own or as part of a team.

The deadline to submit your contest entry is Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:59PM PT.

Only entries that meet all contest requirements will be eligible for winning a prize

How to Enter

  1. Identify a research goal for your study
  2. Design an online survey to collect quantitative and qualitative data
  3. Launch and promote your survey to collect at least 10 responses
  4. Analyze and synthesize your response data
  5. Create an online presentation of your research project and findings (no more than 10 slides)
  6. Subscribe to Adam's YouTube channel
  7. Submit your entry no later than August 18th at 11:59pm PT

Judging Criteria

Criteria Weight
Clear Research Goal 25%
Survey Design 25%
Data Analysis & Synthesis 25%
Findings Presentation 25%

Education & Support

Join UX Design Mentor, Adam Ruf, Thursdays live on YouTube, demonstrating best practices for survey design as well as how to work quickly with modern survey tools.

Designing a survey-based user research study

Thursday, August 8 • 6pm PT / 9pm ET on YouTube

Thurs, Aug 8 • 6pm PT / 9pm ET on YouTube

Analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting your research

Thursday, August 15 • 6pm PT / 9pm ET on YouTube

Thurs, Aug 15 • 6pm PT / 9pm ET on YouTube

☝️ Follow @UXDContest on Twitter for updates to Live YouTube events

Tools & Resources

  • Surveys

  • Typeform

    Adam's favorite online survey tool. It's got powerful features and flexibility for delivering a great user experience for survey participants.

  • Google Forms

    Another option for quickly creating an attractive online form, Google Forms allows you to break your form into pages.

  • Survey Best Practices from Typeform, Qualtrics, Survey Monkey

  • Online Presentations

  • Google Slides

    Easily create and share online presentations

  • Slidesgo

    High-quality, visually compelling slide templates for Google Slides

Questions & Feedback

Ask Adam live in chat during his weekly live design streams on YouTube or email Adam at adam@adamruf.com

If you have a suggestion on how to improve future UX Design Contests, please share your feedback.


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🏆 Congratulations to Hannah L. for her winning research study and presentation on "Planning Your Social Life". Hannah won $100 for her life-saving charity, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and earned a 1:1 mentoring video call and portfolio review.

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