What Is RRS?

The 5th Annual Radical Research Summit (RRS) creates a unique opportunity to connect with the North American UX research community. RRS will take place virtually, from Vancouver BC in the Fall of 2021. Radical Research brings together exceptional speakers from large technology organizations, start-ups and academia.

This year talks will be held over 4 days in three-hour morning/mid-day segments. Our new schedule is optimized for the web conference format and provides new opportunities for speakers to engage with the attendees.

RRS is attended by over 250 design researchers, UX practitioners, ethnographers, product managers and businesses. The focus is on issues and topics that directly impact design research practices today and guide us to the future.

2021 Summit Speakers

Why Radical Research?

Demonstrate how research supports business growth, innovation and an ethical approaches to human computer interaction.

Continually evolve research approaches and methods and be at the forefront of change in UX research – this year we are encouraging content that engages the technological and social movements that we are living through at this unique time.

Connect to other UX research practitioners, businesses and academics.

Share research approaches, techniques and ideas around human-centric product and service design.

Facilitate the growth of a strong research community across North America.


Monday, September 27

9:15–10:00 AM

Designing for Gender Equity

10:05–10:50 AM

Who Leads in Participatory Research? Following ridehail driver insights to file 5,600 wage claims worth $1.3B

11:00–11:50 AM



Tuesday, September 28

9:15–10:00 AM

Designing On-Body Smart Apps for Youths’ Well-being: What You Need to Know

10:05–10:50 AM

Designing an Inclusive Participant Experience

11:00–11:50 AM



Wednesday, September 29

9:15–10:00 AM

The Importance of One

Lydia Elle

10:05–10:50 AM

Critical Networked Experience

11:00–11:50 AM

Less (Bad) Design

Thursday, September 30

9:15–10:00 AM

Panel: Empathy & Co-Design

10:05–10:50 AM

Panel: Academic & Industry Relations

Get Tickets

CAD$49 Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now Until August 15!
Regular Tickets are $69. Student/Accessible Tickets are $39. Email info@spatialrd.com to get a student/accessible discount code.

Summit Sponsors

We’re very grateful for the support of our confirmed sponsors whose contributions make this event possible.





Virtual Conference

As the pandemic continues to shift the way we work, the conference will be delivered virtually this year over 4 days. We know the one-on-one connections are a valued part of the conference experience and we are deploying a conference platform that enables valuable networking connections. We look forward to returning to an in-person format for 2022.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience, engage with potential new talent and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy
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