Anyone have advice on hiring a user researcher? We have UX designers but having someone focused on research would really round out our team. Having a design background it is easier for me to interview graphic/interaction designers but interviewing researchers has felt awkward.
I am wondering:
1.How important is the PHD?
2.Are there strong differences in personality types Research vs. Design?
3.Are there specific items we should drill down on during interviews?
4.What should I expect to see in a Research Portfolio?