Add User Research role
Steps to close:
- @wolftune or @MSiep confirms which circle this role is intended to be part of.
- @MSiep Proposes a phrasing for the purpose of this role.
- Open a MR adding the role to the docs
User Research is a distinct purpose involving outreach to and data from actual users and visitors to the site, like surveys and feedback etc. It isn't just a step in design process, it could lead design process or happen just because it should happen as its own purpose that may then end up informing several other roles.
So there's no confusion with it, "Market Research" is more about "what's out there" and "what's worked / failed" history etc. This means understanding how journalism is failing or thriving, what other funding options exist, whether people in general seem up for being patrons etc. This is not User Research and shouldn't be.