Description

Maze is a user research platform for product teams that includes a free community on Circle for members to interact with each other.

It's completely free to join the community, and there are no requirements. Without creating an account, you can browse the different spaces, watch recordings of past events, and access the resources. These include collections of resources on research, design, and product development, as well as comprehensive guides. Additionally, they have other resources such as a UX leadership playbook, podcast episodes, and a database of questions for user research and testing.

However, by creating an account you access the full experience of the community. An account enables you to comment on others' posts and create your own posts. You can also browse the member directory to find like-minded people to connect with, and send direct messages to. Members use this community to ask questions, receive feedback, and overall get support on their product-building journeys.

Additionally, Maze hosts several different events. Live educational events include weekly office hours, case studies of people who successfully use Maze, interviews with experts, and more.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2018
  • Founders:

    Jonathan Widawski

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Circle
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

Leverage impactful resources:
The community offers its members not only comprehensive guides on UX and product-building topics, but also collections of resources, podcast episodes, a user research and testing question bank, case studies, and more.

Connect with like-minded product people:
Maze's Circle workspace allows you to connect and interact with designers, UX researchers, product managers, and similar roles through comments, direct messages, and a member directory.

Learn with live educational events:
The community host several different events, such as weekly office hours, interviews with experts, Q&A sessions, and other learning events.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

Every Monday, members can join Maze's weekly office hours. The event is a Q&A session that allows members to discover new product launches, pick up tips for their own testing with Maze, and engage with the Maze product team.

Learning Events

Besides their weekly office hours, the Maze community also hosts other relevant events for you to participate in.

On the one hand, Spotlight events are interviews with people who successfully used Maze to build better digital products. On the other hand, the Learning Curve events allow members to join experts as they share best practices, useful tips, and more to help optimize product teams' workflow. Lastly, you can also participate in Pathfinders, which are events where the Maze community gathers to discuss a specific topic related to design and product building.

Networking Events

You can use the Maze community to interact with like-minded designers, UX researchers, project managers, and other product people via a Circle workspace. Inside, members can connect with each other through direct messages and comments, as well as find peers with the Members Directory. Additionally, Maze's live educational events are also awesome opportunities to network with peers and leaders from the industry.

Content Library

Members of Maze can access a variety of useful resources. Inside the community, you can explore case studies of the Creators Program to find methods, tips, tricks, and advice on how to run product research with Maze. They also have a playbook, "Democratizing Research to Deliver Impact at Scale", with insights of 30+ UX leaders.

On the other hand, Maze's guides are also awesome resources to learn more about UX and product building. Additionally, Maze has a Collections section, that gathers different types of resources on diverse topics such as research, design, and product development.

Moreover, you can also explore the community's question bank. This is a Notion database template compiling 350+ ready-to-use questions for your own research and testing process. Lastly, don't forget to check out Maze's podcast, "The Optimal Path", which features episodes about product decision-making.

Quote

"Using Maze has supercharged our product design process and made it possible to drive faster turnaround times, speeding up product iteration and making for a better, faster user experience." -Yuna Akazawa

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