The topic for this event is 'Research in the field' (i.e. out of the lab!) we hope to hear from a range of experiences from the informal i.e. vox pops to the more formal i.e. full blown ethnographic longitudinal studies.
Here's a schedule for the evening:
6:30pm: Doors open!
7:00pm: Welcome speech :-)
7:15pm: Chandra Harrison: 'Shadowing or stalking: the ins and outs of observing real people in real situations'
7:30pm: Franny Gant: 'Carry on pumping'
8:00pm: Andrea Lewis: 'Guerilla usability testing'
8:15pm: John Waterworth: 'In the belly of the beast: Lessons learned from research with the staff of large corporations’
8:30pm: Q & A
See you there!
PS. If you are interested in speaking at any other of our events please get in touch.
Chandra Harrison (@DrKiwiGirl): 'Shadowing or stalking: the ins and outs of observing real people in real situations'
Different types of observation can yield different types of data, but also come with different types of problems. Using a shadowing case study Chandra will explore the trials and tribulations, the legalities, the types of data and the joys of watching people in their natural environment.
Franny Gant (@eff_shaped): ‘Carry on pumping’
Franny will talk about her research 'in the wild' with haematology nursing teams. She spent time with them, on their wards, around the clock, to find out how digital infusion pumps were being used in context. She'll also mention how her research was informed by the idea of distributed cognition and a framework for studying teamwork, called DiCoT.
Andrea Lewis (@dazework): ‘Guerilla usability testing’
Andrea will discuss ways in which UX practitioners can make informal "guerrilla" usability testing more useful and valid for Agile and lean development. She will conduct a mini-workshop and share a case study of her recent experience in the field, how she managed the methodology and then dealt with the data (analysis and feedback).
John Waterworth (@jwaterworth): ‘In the belly of the beast: Lessons learned from research with the staff of large corporations’
Over the last couple of years I've been doing projects with clients that have involved visiting their sites to conduct research with their staff. This has involved shadowing and observation, interviews in small break out rooms and formal meeting rooms, and video and phones with screen sharing. Sometimes I've had a minder and sometimes I have been largely on my own. This has been an interesting experience, quite different from research with
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