A Collaborative Lean UX Research Tool
What Is The Rainbow Spreadsheet?. The Rainbow Spreadsheet, which takes its name from the different colors used in it to represent the study’s participants, is a spreadsheet with which all of the data collected during a UX study is centrally and simultaneously documented by a team of people; for example, through a Google Doc. It serves as the centerpiece for lessons learned from a study, and later turns into the final report.
Before The Study
As you prepare to run the study, your goal is to have a spreadsheet ready to be used, with all of the known information about participants and tasks entered. You also want your team to be well informed on how to use it and how to document its observations.