The Design Strategy group at the Wikimedia Foundation often works with outside researchers and firms to augment it's capacity - in order to provide the insights our Product teams need to make informed decisions. The Design Strategy team is grateful for the opportunity to learn from other practitioners.
Anagram Research is a design research agency in Bangalore, India that supported the Foundation on research that focused on multilingual editors.
The Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute engaged with the Foundation in 2020 to explore the potential of extracting signals, inferences and indicators of trustworthiness from Wikipedia article talk pages.
The Center for Information Technology at Princeton engaged with the Foundation in 2020 to better understand the sometimes disproportionate influence that the "loudest voices" in online communities can have on policies, decisions and normative behaviors that affect everyone in the community.
Concept Hatchery is a design research agency that lead the Movement Organizers Study in 2019. Concept Hatchery's founder and lead researcher, Ana Chang, joined the Foundation in March of 2020 to lead the Design Strategy team.
Hureo is a user research company in Pune, India, that supported the Foundation on the following research: Mobile Wikipedia Users in India, Machine Translation Meets Human Perception: Hindi, Desktop Refresh, and KaiOS App usability.
Logic Department is a design research agency in Brooklyn, NY that supported the Foundation on an ethnographic study of Mobile Readers and Editors of Wikipedia in the U.S.
Jim Maddock is a PhD candidate at the CollabLab at Northwestern University who engaged with the Foundation to help develop an ontology of topics on en.Wikipedia, and a social graph of key contributors for each topic.
NaTakallam is a social enterprise that offers language, translation, and cultural exchange services delivered by displaced persons. NaTakallam supported the Foundation on the Machine Translation Meets Human Perception: Arabic study by supplying 185 native Arabic speaking research participants.
Anna Rader is an independent researcher, specializing in qualitative social science research, who has supported the Foundation on the studies: Why Do People Edit Wikipedia?, How Do News Organizations Use Wikipedia?, and Interpersonal Communication on Wikipedia.
Michael Raish is an independent researcher, applied linguist, and Arabic scholar, who supported the Foundation on the following projects: Machine Translation Meets Human Perception: Arabic, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, and a combined analysis of the three languages; 2019 Community Health Survey; and Harassment on Arabic Wikipedia.