Google is seeking participants to test their new services and products.
Their User Experience Research Program recruits relevant Google users to test new developments across their service range. Interested participants are required to sign up and answer a simple online survey.
Based on your survey responses, Google will approach you when a suitable test case or research project arises. So if you love Google, or just want to get involved in their development process, then this is a great chance.
Whatâ€™s even better is that you get paid for the research and testing you complete. According to the FAQ, they pay around US$75 per hour for your efforts. That said, signing up doesnâ€™t guarantee youâ€™ll be asked to participate.
The research options come in 4 basic formats:
1. Usability Study at a Google Office
2. Remote usability study – via your computer
3. Field Study – they come to you
4. Online survey
Are you the right sort of person? Here is what Google says-:
“For each study, we need to make sure that we invite people who match our target user profile for the product we are researching. We also want to get a good balance of ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience, so please be honest with your answers. It’s easier for us to match you to a suitable study when we have more information about you, so if you fill in as much of our sign-up form as you can, it’s more likely that you will be invited to participate.”
The research will be going on at their HQ in Mountain View, California. You can see a map of this here.
So got time to go Googling and get paid for it? Go for it!!