User experience (UX) labs: Fostering innovative academic research (panel proposal)

Ben Richardson, Rong Tang
<span title="">2013</span> <i title="Wiley"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/tjf7dsd72ffqhcyw5p5me7666q" style="color: black;">Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology</a> </i> &nbsp;
User Experience laboratories (UX labs henceforth) affiliated with Library and Information Science schools support a wide range of academic research by faculty members and graduate students. Though their names vary (e.g., information experience lab, usability lab, Human Computer Interaction lab), these labs serve on the front lines to investigate the impact of shifting information behaviors by implementing innovative methods for conducting usability studies and analysis. This panel, represented
more &raquo; ... y UX lab faculty/staff members affiliated with three different institutions, will focus on describing a variety of research projects conducted in their labs, discussing the benefits and challenges of conducting research, and introducing multiple usability research methods such as heuristic evaluation, portable usability lab for site research, and mobile usability testing methods and tools. Graham Herrli is a Master's student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College. He works as an interaction designer at AIR Worldwide and serves as an officer for UXPA@Simmons. He seeks a comprehensive understanding of how mobile device design and testing differs from that of desktop. Graham will review the research literature concerning mobile usability and use it as a framework to evaluate the tools and methods available for mobile usability testing.
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