Check here anytime to see the latest Handrail features and product enhancements.
February 4, 2020
New "Study Details” panel in research plans
View and update metadata about a study (study type, status, dates, etc.) in the new Study Details panel.
Session dates are now editable
If you create a study in Handrail to enter data that was collected in the past, you can now accurately reflect when those sessions took place. Same goes for scheduling sessions to take place in the future. Just create a session and edit the date.
January 22, 2020
Edit insights directly from the Analysis Board!
Now, when you create an insight on the Analysis Board, it is fully editable, including adding tags.
Improved search results
It is now easier to identify the relevance of search results. There are also handy links to access the full insight or study that you are viewing in search results.
Write richer insight descriptions
Now, insight descriptions can have line breaks. Soon, we’ll also be adding rich text formatting!
Improved usability of tag entry
The dropdown containing suggested tags used to get in the way of saving changes to a research card. No more! We also improved the selection of tag categories when tagging Participants and Insights.
January 2, 2020
New "Home" landing page is here!
- Perform keyword searches across all insights and studies.
- Quickly browse insights by tags.
New browsing experience for search results
- View search results by insights or studies.
- Filter search results by date created, created by, workspace, or tag.
- Easily click any insight or study to view a preview panel.
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Give specific team members the ability to manage tags
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Speedier Results page
NOVEMBER 13, 2019
Filter the tags taxonomy by what each category applies to
Are you at an agency? Use color to group personas by client.
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
The tags taxonomy editor is here!
Create and edit tags and tag categories in one place. To access, go to the new "Tags" section in the menu.
Differentiate between “official” and “freeform” tags. Official tags let you create a meaningful, controlled vocabulary for organizing and finding research and insights. Freeform tags let new tags emerge from the research process without cluttering up your well-curated list of official tags.
Admin settings (Menu > Settings) provide the ability to control who can manage the taxonomy and where freeform tags can be created.
OCTOBER 14, 2019
Flexibility in creating insights
Smarter cards in reference studies
OCTOBER 8, 2019
A whole lot of participant management improvements
You can now view a list of the studies that each participant has participated in.
Participants that have a status of “Unavailable" are now automatically restricted from being added to sessions on the Select Participants screen.
The experience around filtering participants has been improved.
In sessions, you can now see the participant’s name or ID, no matter what tab you are on.
Admins can now make it so that only Admins can create or import new participants.
More room to stretch out inside studies
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
We’ve integrated with Box
Use studies to create your own templates
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
Enhanced collaboration in reference studies with team notes
Create multi-paragraph snippets
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Perform analysis on data collected outside of Handrail
Log all your existing research
AUGUST 28, 2019
Discover insights across your organization
View insights along with your summary of findings
Share a link to your summary of findings
AUGUST 19, 2019
Export analysis data
Move studies between workspaces
Use OneDrive to store files
AUGUST 5, 2019
Filter studies in a workspace
JULY 21, 2019
Insights are here!
Organize research and keep your teams focused using workspaces
Add context to groups of cards with descriptions
Additional improvements we rolled out in this release
The Analysis Board now shows you the latest changes from your team members while working on analysis simultaneously.
Not using personas? No problem. Personas no longer show up on your Results page if you aren’t tagging participants with personas.
Improved the interaction for highlighting text to create research cards on the Results page
Improved the presentation of studies within a workspace