Michael RawlinsESPN / The Walt Disney Company
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Need to catch up on the emerging research? Tired of slogging through papers that are… so dense they make your head spin? Or that don’t apply to anything you care about? Or both?
This tutorial is for you. Research in Practice offers a fast-paced, engaging way to update your knowledge of emerging research about UX practices, methods and user behaviors.
Before the tutorial, we sift through hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and distill them down to the handful of studies that matter to your practice. (We update the material every year.) Then we summarize the studies and translate the findings into concrete design-oriented take-aways that you can apply in your work. Hands-on exercises and (typically quite lively!) discussions explore the implications and demonstrate how the research can be applied in practice.
You’ll leave the tutorial
Previous attendee feedback about Kath Straub and the RiP Tutorial:
"Kath is a great speaker. Very engaging, and her anecdotes were pertinent and something we could all relate to. Would love to hear her speak again."
"Super helpful, relevant, and immediately applicable information. I was engaged all day."
"Kath is an excellent speaker. The session actually made me think - ouch! I took away some ideas and exciting possibilities. Thanks!"
"Kath is an engaging speaker, and the content of the session was inspirational, informative, and most importantly it was actionable. I got ideas while sitting in the sessiona nd jotted down notes on what I'd want to bring back to my company."
"Some surprising updates to previously-established research."
"Love having more cognitive science and psychology presence. More scientific research like this!"
"Have more sessions on this topic. Kath is always worth hearing."
I think Kath's knowledge of the subject and her informed presentation style made this one of the most entertaining sessions."
"Awesome. Very relevant to me. Nice to see someone encouraging folks to question the status quo - after all, that is what keeps the field moving forward."
"Include Kath in every conference!!!!!!"
Design Psychology is a powerful tool to wield and can be used to the benefit or detriment of our users; motivating them to behave in ways that can be in their interest, or our own. Our panel of experienced professionals, each with an interest in different facets of design psychology, will choose a white hat or black hat - some taking the side of good and honest intentions, with others taking the dark side where manipulation and coercion reign. On which side will you fall?
Ever wondered if you should ask THAT question? Join us for a series of passionate speakers sharing their thoughts on ethics, what difficult situations they have faced, what they did, and why. Topics will cover lab situations, field situations and business situations. You will gain tactics to use in the future when issues arise.