Category: Recommendation

User Research Skill Tree?: Career Progression Paths + Quiz

Four years ago, I was doing 2 things: playing the video game Far Cry 5 for an unhealthy amount of time and onboarding an intern into the world of user research. This gave me an idea, perhaps a Skill Tree would be a good way to communicate the different branches of our research world; and with this, one could, in… Read more →

2022 CHI-Lights, we’re [virtually] back

This year at CHI 2022 we (my awesome Data Cloud Research Teammates and I) presented a case study in the technical program and participated in a workshop.   Our Case Study Our case study is titled: The BLUE Framework: Designing User-Centered In-Product Feedback for Large-Scale Applications. Within the case study, we describe our process and lessons learned. In the end,… Read more →

CHI-Lights 2018!

Back at work after an inspiring #CHI2018 and armed with a slew of papers to share with the team. This year was one of the best CHI technical programs I’ve experienced. The level of research was simply impressive – congrats to the technical and conference chairs! Here are my top 10 13 CHI-lights for 2018! Christian Rudder’s (from OkCupid) Opening Plenary… Read more →

Book Chapter: Conducting Interviews with Remote Participants

Happy to announce that Carman Neustaedter (Simon Fraser University) and Tejinder K. Judge (Google Inc.)’s new book Studying and Designing for Domestic Life: Lessons From Home, includes a chapter I helped write. The chapter (Chapter 2) focuses on Conducting Interviews with Remote Participants. I specifically review my experience with mobile commerce and how we overcame remote participant challenges for the project. My fellow co-authors, Azadeh Forghani and… Read more →

Mobile HCI 2012 – Review

I just recently had the pleasure of attending Mobile HCI 2012 in San Francisco. It was a week of firsts for me – first time in San Francisco, first presentation of a full paper and first academic workshop. I was pleasantly surprised by the conference. My only other academic conference experience has been CHI 2011 and CHI 2012, and I… Read more →

Rockmelt: Browser-Integration Awesomeness

I was watching a webinar on BI in the New World, by Jaspersoft, when the host mentioned a new browser which he claimed uniquely meets the needs of wired users of today. Rockmelt –  check out the interface (click to enlarge): Everything on one-screen = complete awesomeness. I just wish I could also put Skype on it. It has the… Read more →