UPA 2011
Research in Practice Workshop


Setting the frame & Introductions

Identifying barriers to the use of research in usability practice

Categorizing barriers to the use of research

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What are some things that we would like to do? (Think different.)

What are some things we can do?
Where do we start?

Action items …What will WE do?

Toward usable usability research: Building bridges between research and practice

Practitioners want to keep up with current research, but for a variety of reasons they simply can’t. Researchers want to influence practice, but often don’t know how to reach practitioners.

In this UPA 2011 workshop we will:
  • Explore the barriers that keep practitioners from being active and effective consumers of basic research
  • Identify actions that both researchers and practitioners can take to make research more accessible, relevant and actionable in practice.

The goal of this workshop is to define what practitioners' need.
  • For practitioners: Join the focus group! What keeps you out of the literature? What needs to change to make reading research possible and worth it?
  • For researchers: Listen to your audience! What do practitioners need to know? How do they need to hear it? How can you frame, present or disseminate your (current!) work to engage and influence practitioners?

Track:Advanced Practitioners (AP)Time:2:40pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Participants & Position Papers

Jennifer Padilla |

Fiona Tranquada |

Daivee Patel |

Keita P. Del Valle |

Elisa del Galdo |

Niyati Gupta |

Matt Morosky | 

Chris Tysiaczny |

Coming soon..

Deanna L. Novak
Tulsi M. Patel
Tzu Chieh LIN

Susan Dray
Elizabeth Buie
Kathy Straub