COVID-related impact to in-person user research around the globe

The global spread of COVID-19 has impacted how we conduct user research. As travel and face-to-face communication are limited to different degrees across the world, it is challenging to plan research 3-5 weeks out without knowing what type of research may even be possible. Using our global network of UX firms, we tracked the status of research methods possible in key test locations since lockdowns began. Even though we are no longer tracking this data in real time, using “boots on the ground” information from our partners is still possible to get the help you need to plan your research!

We encourage you to reach out to our local partners for the latest COVID-related restrictions that may impact your research. In locations where remote, in-home, or in-lab sessions are still feasible, we advise clients to proceed with caution and plan for the impact of COVID (e.g. budget for larger over-recruit, screen for COVID exposure).

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Room 112, No.328 Huashan Road,
Jing’an District,
Shanghai, China, 200040


Dammtorwall 7A
20354 Hamburg

Ridlerstraße 31B
80339 Munich

Peepal Design
1st Floor PGR Tower, 806, 19th Main
HSR Layout Sector-2
560102, Karnataka, India

5th Floor, The Pavillion, Senapati Bapat Road, Model Colony, Shivajinagar
, Maharashtra 411016


151-0053 1-25-5 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
BizSmart 5F


36 Robinson Rd
City House
Singapore 068877

united kingdom

Bold Insight
Thanet House
Suite 206
231-232 Strand
London WC2R 1DA

United States

Bold Insight
2001 Butterfield Rd
Suite 360
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Bold Insight
125 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3010
Chicago, IL 60606

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