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Diary Study

Diary Study Diary Study


You're a product designer at an entertainment streaming company.

Your team wants to see how a user's relationship with the product changes over time. Do users change anything about how they use the app? Do they discover new things they didn't know before? Do they develop a different perception or attitude about the product?

You also want to know: What time of day do users engage with the product? Do they share content with others? What motivates them to get on and use the app?


Select an entertainment streaming company who will be your imaginary employer for this challenge. Examples include Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Video, and Hulu.

Perform a diary study with 3 to 5 users of your chosen product to find answers to the questions above. Present your findings in a report.

Extra Credit: Perform the study with 8 or more participants.


If you need help with this challenge, check out our hand-picked tutorial recommendations.

How to Conduct a Diary Study: A Start-to-Finish Guide


Diary Studies: Understanding Long-Term User Behavior and Experiences


What is a Diary Study and Why Is It Useful for UX Testing?


What's a Diary Study in User Research?



Not sure which tools to use? Try one of these.



Google Forms


Belvedere Calendar


Texting, email, or recording with your phone

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