Create a Strong Presentation in Details – UX Research Study

Presentations are a great way to share your insights and recommendation with people in your organization. Giving a presentation is like telling a story. The information on each slide advances the story you are telling about your research and should include a beginning, middle, and conclusion. Keep in mind that best practice is to share your presentation digitally for your audience either before or after your presentation. It is important that your presentation is informative, usable, and engaging whether it is delivered in person or review digitally.

We are going to look into the over structure of the presentation for your hardwork. Remember, this is just a structure that I learn from Google UX Certificate Program. It is up to you to add your style to your work. Let’s get into it.

Step 1: Create Introduction Slides

The first two slides should cover your presentation topic, who helped you create the presentation, and the presentation table of contents.

First slide – write your presentation title, date, and identify the team members who helped create it. If you’re not sure what to title the presentation, it’s ok to start with something simple like “Donut Mobile Order Usability Study” or “Zia’s Pizza App Usability Study.” Base your presentation title on your Sharpen design prompt. Here’s an example:

Golden Donuts Introduction Slide by Lylyna Heng

Second slide – Table of Contents. This slide should give your audience a high-level overview of what to expect from the presentation. You can divide contents into Section 1: Study Details, Section 2: Themes, Section 3: Insights & Recommendations.

Step 2: Create the project background slide

To write your project background slide, you need your research plan that you made at the beginning of your research study. Use it to inform what you write in this section.

The project background explains what led you to conduct this research. It also covers why the insights were needed and what impact they’ll have on decisions being made. In short, the project background is a high-level overiew that explains why you did this project and what its purpose is.

Golden Donuts Project Backgrouond Slide by Lylyna Heng

Step 3: Write the two study detail slides

Next up,, study details. Refer to your research plan again to complete this slide. The study details section should include information about the study you did to answer your research questions. This section will concisely summarize your key information and should include:

  • Your research questions.
  • Demographic information about your participants. This could be age, gender expression, users with impairments, region, and more. You can include anything that may be relevant to the project background.
  • An example of your designs, for example, a screenshot of the product or feature about which participants provided feedback.
  • Numeric data with defined metrics. This data is important because it lends credibility to your study.

Here’s an example of a study details slide for the donuts order app:

Golden Donuts Study Details Slide by Lylyna Heng

An example of a prototype image slide:

Golden Donuts Prototype Slide by Lylyna Heng

Tip: if you choose to include image, it is important to include the alt text to your image. Alt text is the text that explain what the image is about and it will display whenever the image is not available. It provides accessibility to people with visual impaired because the screen reader will the alt text.

Step 4: Describe research themes

The themes section is where you present the synthesis of your data. Each theme has its own slide with its header. It is where you summarize your study’s key information about the theme. If you can, add quotes from participants that support the theme. A quote helps bring the theme to life in the words of someone experiencing the product firsthand. Add screenshots of the prototypes or products that test users had issues in order to highlight the problem.

Golden Donuts Research Theme Slide by Lylyna Heng

Step 5: Highlight your insights

After you describe research themes, it is time to highlight the insights gained in your study. You can use circle to populate a different insight.

This is an important place to be concise. Your research insights should be phrased simply and effectively with just one or two sentences. This a good place where you have hyperlinks for more detailed information. Below is the example for the insights slide.

Golden Donuts Insights Slide by Lylyna Heng

Step 6: Present Recommendations

Next, provide recommendations to your stakeholders. Recommendations are actions we think the stakeholders should take based on your study, and they are often based directly on insights. If insights highlight a problem, recommendations suggest the solution. This is also an important place to be consice – your recommendations should be imple to understand and easy to impletment. It is also a good place to have an external link to back up you claim.

Golden Donuts Recommendation Slide by Lylyna Heng

Step 7: “Thank you!”

Last but not least, say “thank you!” to your audience for their attention and then open up for questions if you have time. That’s it, you just go through the presentation preparation for usability study finding. I hope it is helpful to you in getting started in the UX journey.

Good Luck!

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