User Research in Turkey

User Research in Turkey

Remote or lab-based user research in Turkey, with real customers and local, Senior UX Researchers

Turkey is an important growing market and one of the MINT nations together with Mexico, Indonesia and Nigeria. It’s links with the European Union and large population make it increasingly popular for Western businesses thinking about organizing UX research or user research with their customers. That is where UX24/7 comes in.

We are a global design research agency that operates with our own team of Senior UX Researchers. All our Senior UX Researchers have been evaluated as part of their joining process to ensure they have the skills, capabilities and experience to deliver user research and UX Research to the high standards we expect. Turkey is no different and despite the relative lack of maturity for UX Research, we have a small team of senior and experienced UX Researchers waiting to help.

Remote and lab-based user research in Turkey

We run user research and UX research in Turkey using remote and lab-based facilities. Remote methodologies use online screen sharing technologies and Zoom is our tool of choice in Turkey. It is well known and used and in fact was used to film a popular Turkish drama during the pandemic.

For lab based user research in Turkey there are good facilities in Ankara and Istanbul. Although Ankara is the capital, Istanbul is far more populous. Ankara is home to 5.3 million people but in Istanbul, there are nearly 17.5 million people.

We therefore are often asked to conduct research in Istanbul as cities have become increasingly important when determining population segments. In any case, we use facilities where our clients want the research to take place and have various advanced testing kits that work in the various different facility set ups we utilize.

In all case we provide a viewing experience that includes picture-in-picture video and where required, simultaneous translation into whatever your native language is. Recordings of the sessions are also provided with your local language as well as with the Turkish original.

Finally, our Senior UX Researchers provide a detailed analysis from the session. Our deliverables include observations and issues together with analysis and actionable recommendations. Our team also speak English so we are able to deliver a playback session with you either in Turkish or English.

So, what are you waiting for? If you want to conduct user research in Turkey, we can help.

Quick facts about Turkey:

  • Main language/s spoken: Turkish and Kurdish
  • Population: 85,134,629
  • Capital City: Ankara
  • Secondary Cities: Istanbul; Izmir; Bursa; Adana; Gaziantep
  • Currency / monetary units used: Turkish Lira
  • Literacy: 96.15% (2018 est.)

Where in the world is: Turkey

Map showing where Turkey is in the world
Flag of Turkey

UX Research and User Research in Turkey

Around 46% of Turkey’s population is under the age of 25.

Turkey is predominantly Muslim, with Ramadan and Eid (May/June/July/August depending on lunar calendar) being the major celebrations. It may be difficult to recruit participants during this time.

Turkish is the official language, but Kurdish and Arabic are also spoken, along with other minority languages.

Practicing Muslims are obliged to pray at five set times during the day. The scheduling of research sessions should allow for this.

National holidays

1st January New Year’s Day
23rd April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
1st May Labour Day
19th May Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
15th July Democracy and National Unity Day
30th August Victory Day
29th October Republic Day
After the end of the Islamic month Ramadan Ramadan Feast
Begins on the 10th day of the Islamic month Dhu’l-Hijjah Sacrifice Feast

Researcher interview: Ece from Turkey

Turkey is just one of the markets where we organize and deliver international ux research and user research. If you have a requirement in Turkey or any other market please get in touch using the form below and we will be happy to provide a no obligation quotation.