The main things you need to start researching are a webcam, a microphone and a clear vision of what you want to achieve with the tests. Hotjar Engage is designed to handle everything else.
If you need a few ideas on what you can do with Hotjar Engage, head over to our short article on what to research.
Once you have an idea of what you want to discover, you can use the steps below to get started!
How to start your research project
Create a new project in your dashboard
You'll first need to create a project in the Hotjar dashboard to recruit participants from either:
Make sure you're familiar with how to Run a Usability Test
Next you'll need to make sure you:
- Meet the minimum requirements to conduct an interview in Hotjar Engage (example: a stable internet connection and a quiet environment)
- Plan your questions and prototypes ahead of time
- Choose a someone to be a note-taker
- Have a plan in case anyone needs to reschedule, cancel or have a no-show
Share your findings
After your sessions are complete, you can share the recordings with both your team members or non-team members outside of your team.
Learn how How to Share Your Recordings