Sugata Research provides research programs optimally customized to address your unique challenges. We use a variety of research and recruiting methods to explore issues from diverse perspectives and gain valuable insights.
Our comprehensive study involved a dual approach, combining both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. We evaluated a brand concept for a seasonal promotion and explored the receptivity and brand perception of the client's new spring fragrance.
We discovered numerous fundamental and hidden differences between Japanese and Western needs concerning private and public VR usage and customization culture.
To enhance an international cheese manufacturer performance in Japan, we explored perception through trade experts.
Via a combination of experience, traditional desk research and semiotic analysis we helped a leading global semiotician decode the social, economic and political meanings of “wellness” in contemporary Japan.
Working with a leading smartphone manufacturer, we conducted extensive UX focused interviews to explore the practical and aesthetic preferences in smartphone design among Japanese consumers and to deliver actionable insights to help inform and optomise product design decisions.
With the presence of virtual reality continuing to grow in prominence, we conducted a series of immersive home-visits to help a leading device manufacturer understand how VR headsets are being used in Japanese homes and through behavioral observation and careful analysis were able to reveal current unmet needs and potential future use cases.