User Research Fellowship

A 10-week program that helps you develop a strong understanding of the best practices in User Research. Designed to be relevant, actionable, and help you achieve results.

Cohort 1 begins on October 8th

This program is perfect for you, if you’re a designer or a product manager looking to:

Truly understand your customers

Understand unmet user needs, pain points & desires, and identify key opportunities.

Make better product decisions

Identify your riskiest assumptions and ensure your decisions are based on actual user behaviour.

Create business value

Move faster, identify new opportunities, and drive key metrics through sound research.

Effectively execute research

Learn the A-Z of research execution - from methodology to data analysis & implementation.

Program Partner

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This program has been designed in collaboration with Swathy G, Senior UX Researcher at Meta, London.

With close to a decade’s experience across companies such as Amazon, Nielsen, Vox Populi & Cure.Fit, Swathy is a sociologist-turned-researcher.

As Program Partner, Swathy has helped craft the curriculum, workshops, exercises & case studies, and will focus on teaching applied research through collaborative workshops.

MENTORS

Save precious time. Learn directly from expert practitioners.

Learn profound insights and applicable concepts from experienced senior researchers and industry leaders.
(Note: This list is continuously being updated)

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Swathy G

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Senior UX Researcher
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CURRICULUM

A curriculum designed to match your ambition.

Improve your skills through interactive roleplay, hands-on lessons and projects that prepare you for the real world.

1 • Stop shooting in the dark

Learn how to Identify and question your assumptions, understand why products fail, and identify opportunities to ensure your product is rooted to users and their problems.

2 • Where do you even start?

Learn how to establish effective research processes - define research goals, perform stakeholder research, scope & plan research in the Indian context, understand how many interviews are enough, etc.

3 • When to use which research method

Get the lay of the land! Learn techniques such as contextual inquiry, field studies, participatory design, usability testing etc. and how you can apply them at work.

4 • How do you conduct research?

Understand how to recruit participants, create research tools, conduct fieldwork, gather data, and make the research actionable. You’ll also learn how to derive key insights and map findings to opportunities.

5 • Outcome evaluation & impact assessment

Based on the research conducted and the insights gathered, evaluate how close or distant your product is from the user needs based on usability, feasibility, viability, and value.

Get access to our comprehensive curriculum for further reading

FORMAT

Designed to be relevant and actionable

The Fellowship is hands-on, practical, live, and mentor-led to help you apply concepts at work.

Hands-on workshops

Learn the core techniques of user research through interactive workshops with mentors and most importantly, how to apply concepts at your workplace.

Live

Research project

Begin the program by picking a project & identifying a clear research goal. Progress through the program by applying your learnings to achieve and assess results.

Self work

Real case studies

Gain an in-depth, multi-faceted, and holistic understanding of user research in its real-life contexts through case studies presented by mentors.

Resources

Q&A Session

Interact with mentors and guest speakers to progress faster with regular guidance. Request one-on-one sessions for personalized feedback.

Live

Community

Join fellow designers, researchers, and product managers in discussing modules for the week. Interact with alumni & mentors and supercharge your design network.

Peer to Peer

Curated resources

Discover specially curated resources including pre-reads, videos, articles, and tools for immersive learning and self-work during the week.

Resources

Investing in yourself is the best kind of investment

The program will pay for itself by helping you solidify your user research fundamentals and build effective products

User Research Fellowship

What's included

  • Live workshops with senior researchers

  • Live review sessions to get feedback

  • 2 one-on-one meetings with program mentors

  • Community events with industry experts

  • Access to recorded Masterclasses

  • Access to curated resources

  • Exclusive access to our design community on Discord

  • Win scholarships upto ₹20,000

₹75,000

Incl GST. Friendly EMIs available.

Highlights from our Masterclass with Erika Hall

We hosted Erika Hall, author of "Just Enough Research" for a two-part User Research Masterclass as part of our Lead Designer Fellowship.

Wall of Love

Love what @ownpath_xyz has launched! This is *the* way to do professional upskilling - doing actual *paid* work for real customers on real world projects. No test, exam or unpaid project can compare. And the course becomes effectively free in the process. Perfect.

Sidu Ponnappa
SVP Engineering, Gojek

🧠 As an Ownpath coach, I found this program’s format to be really engaging with a whole lot to offer learners.

🚀 Ownpath is going places, highly recommended!

Sameer Bhiwani
UX Lead, Google

I left my job in Feb and have been having literally the greatest time ever the last 2 months learning at @ownpath_xyz from some incredible mentors.

I'd say the COVID induced masters FOMO has also vanished (perhaps temporarily, we&#39ll find), it's been that great.

Mudita Sisodia
Product Designer, Obvious

Having spent quite a bit on design education myself and witnessing how it can be exclusionary, I love that @ownpath_xyz is pushing to make education accessible 🙌🏾

Mahima Chandak
Product Designer, Obvious

I kicked off the year leading a Masterclass on Design Management with the stellar team @ownpath_xyz and now we're following up with a Q&A for Design Leaders. Join us!

Kristen Skinner
Founder at &GSD, ownpath Instructor

Can’t express how much about design management I learnt with @ownpath_xyz ♥️

To all the aspiring UX designers out there!

Fatema Raja
Group Design Head, Gojek

I've been watching Ownpath for a while and interacting with grads and I'm super excited at what they're trying to create. They're trying to build a new, different kind of work-education hybrid model where students are engaged with potential employers from the start.

Chandra R
Product Designer, Gojek

There's so much to talk about in what I've been upto for the last two months.

🔥 things so far :
- learning from masterclasses and then applying it to our problem statement
- working with fellows who have become dear friends
- confidence in my ability to drive a design process

Aishwarya Naik
Master's student, UW

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had a great time working with them. Highly recommended! :D

Abhinit Tiwari
Head of Design, Gojek

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