User Experience Research

Focus on the user and all else will follow

Google User Experience Research works hard to understand our users in order to create the best product experiences. We do research at many phases — at the idea state, through development, and after they ship — by asking people to try them and tell us what they think.

When we conduct research with folks in our offices, we often miss opportunities to learn from all kinds of people. To get out in the world more often, we built a research van, which we drive to various locations around the country.

Research tours

March — April 2016
Raleigh-Durham
Atlanta
Boulder
Denver
Salt Lake City
Reno
Tahoe
October — November 2017
Dallas
Nashville
Atlanta and surrounding areas

When the van is not on a research tour, you can see it in various locations around Northern California. When you see our van in your town, please stop by to say hello, and help us shape the future of Google!

If you haven't seen the van around, but want to help, sign up to participate in our ongoing studies throughout the year.

Google Van