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Introducing Gatsby Design Labs

Help shape the future of Gatsby!

Sign up for our user research program and help build the product you love.

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Sign up for the Gatsby Design Labs user research program using the form below, giving us insight into how you use Gatsby and what types of studies you'd like to help with.


When you're selected for a study, we’ll email you details about the type of study we're running and our timeframe. Studies take place online — all you need is a computer and a great internet connection.

Pay it forward

In the spirit of paying it forward, at the end of each study you can select a non-profit STEM organization that Gatsby will donate to on your behalf.

Curious? Ready?

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Frequently asked questions

What does each study involve?


We’ll email you a link to fill out an online survey, which usually takes 5-10 minutes.

Usability tests

We’ll schedule a 30-45 minute Zoom session with you where we share a prototype of a design, asking you to complete specific tasks with follow-up questions.


We’ll schedule a 30-60 minute Zoom session with you, asking open-ended questions to learn about your experience with a particular feature or workflow within the Gatsbyverse.

You can choose to participate in any or all of these types of study.

When will I get contacted?

We will only contact you when a study matches your interests, experience, and availability. Participation is always optional, and we will never contact you more than once a week, at the very most.

How much time do I need to commit?

Anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes, depending on the type of study:

  • Surveys usually take 5-10 minutes.
  • Usability tests are typically 30-45 minutes.
  • Interviews can be anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

Our researchers our team is based in the US and the EU, so we would normally conduct studies during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm GMT+1) with possible exceptions if needed.

Which organizations are you donating to on my behalf?

As a platform built around an open-source framework, Gatsby has succeeded because of our community (including you!). In the spirit of paying it forward, at the end of each study you can select one of the following nonprofits that Gatsby will donate to on your behalf:

Black Girls Code 🇺🇸 👩🏽‍💻

We build pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.

ADA Developers Academy 🇺🇸 👩🏽‍💻

Ada’s mission is to prepare women and gender expansive adults to be software developers while advocating for inclusive and equitable work environments. We prioritize serving Black, Latin, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and low-income people.

Code 2040 🇺🇸 👨🏽‍💻👩🏽‍💻

Code2040 is a nonprofit activating, connecting, and mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx technologists in the innovation economy. Through events, trainings, early-career programs, and knowledge sharing, Code2040 equips Black and Latinx technologists and their allies with the tools, connections, and care they need to advocate for and achieve racial equity in the tech industry.

STEMTank 🌍 🧒🏽👦🏽

STEMTank’s mission is to help empower young people who from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM with the skills and confidence they need to pursue a career in STEM. They offer a rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum that includes meeting with industry mentors.

Will my info be kept confidential?

All information you provide us during our sessions is kept confidential and stays within Gatsby. Your personal information will only be used for research efforts. For example, you’ll never receive an email from the user research team unless it’s about an upcoming study.

If I sign up, will you send me spam or sell my information to other companies?

Your personal information will never be shared for marketing purposes and will only be used for research efforts.

How can I unregister?

You can opt out of the Design Labs program at any time.

I have more questions regarding the user research program. How can I contact you?

You can email us at design@gatsbyjs.com.

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