Sometimes it’s difficult for researchers to know when their research results are ready for consumption. It's easy to fall into the traps of perfectionism and analysis paralysis. We struggle with how much of the findings to include, sometimes pouring everything into a long report to make sure you've covered it all. But that might not be the best approach for your audience.
At this meetup, a panel of experienced practitioners will discuss how design researchers can make sure the results of their research efforts are easy to use: timely, usable, and actionable by the people who need those results. We'll also discuss what organizations or teams can do to create an environment where researchers feel able to share results even if they haven’t had a ton of analysis time, and what you as a researcher can do to help create that environment.
• Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
• Time: Informal networking from 6:30 - 7:00pm, then the presentation begins promptly at 7:00pm
• Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 511 NW Broadway, Portland. Parking is available in the west-side faculty lot after 6:30pm.
• Refreshments: Light dinner and drinks generously provided by Filter.
• Cost: $5. Members -- free. (2018 membership costs $20 and covers the six bi-monthly meetings held in alternating months January - November.) Event and membership fees will be collected at the door, cash only please.
About the panelists:
Janna Kimel is a newly minted Senior UX Researcher at Dexcom. In her 13 year research career, she's had the opportunity to work in house at Cambia Health and Intel's Digital Health Group as well as consult on a variety of projects including recent work in AR and VR.
Dwayne King is Global Director of Innovation Product Strategy for Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, he spent 13 years starting and running Pinpoint here in Portland. He is also teaches and frequently speaks on the subjects of design thinking and innovation.
Dimeji Onafuwa earned his Ph.D. in design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from UNC Charlotte. His research seeks to understand commons-based approaches to user experience on platforms. He is also a user experience and design strategy consultant. Dimeji gives talks and leads co-design workshops internationally.
About this organization:
The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings are held every other month in downtown Portland, and include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.
We look forward to seeing you!
- Your PDX Design Research Group co-organizers: Sherri Koester, Mike Kippenhan, and Elise Lind