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Talk to UX peers you'd never meet.

Round two is now closed.

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*Talking Trials is still in Beta and remains totally free

Talk to people working on the same things as you. Talking Trials is a safe space to have 1-1 peer conversations with people you don't know. No algorithms or AI matching, just humans connecting humans based on shared problems and interests
The first ever Talking Trial. Discussion topic:
Human Factors research in Femtech.
Bristol <> Berlin
UX professionals of all levels, based anywhere, on any timezone
We're still learning, so you can expect around 2-4 weeks from submitting your first challenge to your 1-1 taking place. Once you've been through, things speed up quite a bit
Discussions are in a safe, level space outside of your normal bubble. Non-hierarchical discussions mean you can be totally open and honest with your peer, building foundations that will support your growth into the future
Dare we say it... out with algorithms, in with humans. We're dead set on ensuring quality for you, and we believe having a human curated experience ensures this
It can be awkward starting a convo with someone new. The screen guide brings security and guidance, increasing the chance of you finding value
10 cities, 4 countries reached
Collaboratively, you'll compile learnings and suggest something for your peer to read or listen to. All learnings and recommends are anonymised and shared in one place for async viewing
173 sign ups
30 matches
How your 1-1 progresses is up to you... advance further with existing matches using levelled up screen guides, or find a fresh match entirely by uploading a new challenge
How would you describe Talking Trials to a peer?
Here's how people answered post 1-1
Snr UX Researcher (Munich, DE) 
"It's somewhere between traditional mentorship and meetups. The matching's really focussed which led to good control of the discussion."
Topic - Ensuring customer needs are met in a B2B environment
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UX Researcher (Barcelona, ES) 
"It's definitely not AI doing the matching!"
Topic - Ensuring customer needs are met in a B2B environment
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UX Researcher (Bristol, UK) 
"It gives you the same insight and perspective change you get when you change jobs."
Topic - HF research in Femtech
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UX Strategy (Seattle, US) 
"You get paired up with an industry peer based on experiences and topics. It's different to networking because it's 1-1. I'm an introvert so hate networking... 1-1 makes me feel more comfortable."
Topic - Broader team upskill on UX and best practices
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UX Designer (California, US) 
"A safe way to connect with other UX professionals to support eachother and engage in conversation."
Topic - Internal buy-in and stakeholder management
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UX Manager (New York, US) 
"This was genuinely exciting and rewarding. Looking forward to the next."
Topic - Accessing protected B2B customers for research
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Product Manager (London, UK) 
"This is like inter-business peer to peer connection, except without the concerns that come from talking to colleagues."
Topic - Project funding & infrastructure
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UX Designer (Amsterdam, NL) 
"Get matched with a peer who is facing scarily similar challenges but with a totally different perspective."
Topic - Navigating difficult B2B participant recruitment
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User Researcher (California, US) 
"Somewhere you can be totally candid about work problems because you don't know eachother."
Topic - Internal buy-in and stakeholder management
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UX Researcher (Atlanta, US) 
"It felt super supportive; it wasn't forced and I don't often get a chance to speak to people outside of the U.S so that was nice to understand how issues transfer."
Topic - Ethnography and in context research methods
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UX Lead (Berlin, DE) 
"The depths of where this can take you are genuinely exciting."
Topic - Ensuring customer needs are met in a b2b environment
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Product Lead (Bristol, UK) 
"The screen guide replaces the thing you have in common when speaking to someone new at a conference."
Topic - Company wide adoption of UXR
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