Idea in Brief

When a researcher runs user research tasks, they need a way to share insights with others in their team. The research library they create must be easy to use, easy to search, easy to keep up-to-date, easy to start using.
 
How do you create an easy-to-use research library without enterprise tools?
 
Before building the library, consider understand how the team will use it. Ask the team what they felt has been missing in any previous research projects to understand the problem and get some insights.
 
One good way to create your research library is using a single board on Monday.com, and then creating filtered views:
  • a view that filters out all the research projects,
  • a view for sharing high-level research insights with possibility to search and filter by tags,
  • a view to keep our latest research templates in one place.
Even without enterprise tools, you can create a neat insights library that delivers value to your team from the moment you set it up. Read the full article to learn more about how one design team tackled the problem.

What makes a good insights repo?

 Building user research library from scratch

I can’t take a call without making some notes!

 Building user research library from scratch

Our library would become the backbone of our research process.

 Building user research library from scratch

I used filters on the main table to create different views.

Research projects

 Building user research library from scratch

A view that filters out all the research projects

Sharing insights

 Building user research library from scratch

A view for sharing high-level research insights

Templates

 Building user research library from scratch

A view to keep our latest research templates in one place