Using Artifacts for research outcomes

Artifacts are collections of document types intended to assist you with your data analysis. You can develop comprehensive research outcomes, jot down notes, or share individual insights with your audience. From atomic findings to detailed reports, the flexibility to create outcomes with a broad range of depth and independence gives you and your team the tools to make the most of your research data.

Using Artifacts

To create a new Artifact, go to the Artifacts tab of your project or use the sidebar on the right. You can then bring the Artifact to life by entering text, referencing evidence such as Highlights or Charts and adding a Cover image.

screenshot of creating a new artifact

Creating an Artifact type

In your account, you’ll find an initial set of Artifacts, each with a different purpose.

  • Reports (formerly Conclusions) tell the whole story. They include all the necessary context to help Stakeholders understand the research results.

  • Findings highlight valuable information. They are insights that you encounter over the course of your research that stand for themselves.

  • Personas define a prototypical user. They provide basic criteria that help you and your team to better understand your users.

  • Notes provide a flexible working space. They allow you to start pulling interesting data and clustering ideas.

We’ve created a few templates to get you started, but Artifacts are fully customizable allowing you the option to introduce a standardized way of sharing insights (or not).

Admins can see and change the available Artifact types via the Workspace tab in the Settings. That’s also where you can define and change the template for the Artifacts.


Tip: Add Artifact information to the templates. This allows you to add structured metadata to each individual artifact, keeping all artifacts organized and findable.

Switching between Artifact types

When conducting research you never know where you’re going before you get started. Whether you start with a note and jot down ideas to discover patterns that turn into findings or jump right into a report, you can freely switch between formats. 

screenshot of how to switch between artifact types

The flexibility to change from notes, to findings, to reports and back again allows for more freedom when it comes to analyzing your data. Simply click the more icon and select "Change Artifact Type".

Connecting your findings

It’s super easy to build links between artifacts and connect them into a formal report. Insights are often embedded in a context or thematically linked to other areas so simply drag findings, reports, or other artifacts into each other to reference additional information.


Publishing Artifacts

The atomic insights, along with full reports, are fully searchable and shareable allowing you streamline your workflow and adapt your project as you go.

No need to worry about access: When sharing an Artifact, your audience can see exactly what you’ve embedded, even if the findings themselves haven’t been published yet.

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