SandCHI - Testing Human Perception

Happy September, UXers! As summer winds down (but the heat doesn't even) we have an interesting event this month that explores the intersection of UX research and neuroscience.

Stop guessing how dissimilar two options need to be in order for your users to notice a difference, and instead learn about research techniques to measure their perceptual thresholds. The adoption of classic psychophysical methods to answer UX research questions has recently become more popular. Come to this talk to learn why.

Speaker Bio
Robyn Oliver is a User Experience Researcher at Qualcomm. She completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied memory for object appearance, then color vision as a postdoctoral researcher. After working as an assistant professor of Cognitive Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago for three years, Robyn became increasingly interested in the field of UX research and joined Qualcomm’s UX group. She now applies methods of experimental psychology to answer research questions in user experience.

5:30 Networking/socializing
6:00 Robyn Oliver: "Testing Human Perception" and Q&A
7:00 Wind-down and continued socializing (or continued Q&A w/Robyn)
7:30 Move to Eureka (UTC Mall) for further socializing

Venue/Parking Note:
* When approaching Websense westbound on Sorrento Valley Road, you must drive about 1000 ft. past our driveway and then do a U-turn to backtrack (this is due to highway construction nonsense).
* Please park in the general lot which is across the small bridge once you enter the driveway.

See you there!
Love, SandCHI

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  • Adam P.

    Hey folks! I just sent out an email, but if you happen to be watching this space, we'd love it if you filled out a brief survey telling us a bit more about yourself. We got an influx of new members this last event, and we want to make sure we're serving your needs properly.

    Our Google Form is here, and it won't take more than a jif to fill out:

    Thanks so much!

    September 20, 2013

  • Cindy

    Thanks Robyn for your talk, SandCHI for coordination and making it happen, and Websense for hosting!

    September 19, 2013

  • Jenny L.

    Great talk, great networking. Thank you to websense for always having awesome snacks

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Websense for another great hosting job!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the talk! It was inspiring and gave me a new consideration for research... Hope Robyn does more!

    September 19, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Thanks, everyone, for attending! Great turnout for a great topic!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Ellen S.

    Excellent talk! Thanks Robyn.

    September 18, 2013

  • Dalia

    This will be my first event. Looking forward to it :)

    September 18, 2013

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