Dear Dr. Usability, I am having trouble getting access to users. I have been challenged to come up with an efficient design for the product, and after doing some initial user research, I have some good scenarios to work with. But I can't validate my designs because there are no funds for bringing in external people; I don't want to burn out friends and family; and for some reason, no one inside the company wants to participate, either. How can I do my job without the resources to do it? No one understands what I really need to do.…
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