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Contextual Inquiry: A Must-Have Method For Your User Research Toolbox

April 9, 2014

Join us for SIG USE Webinar on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm (EDT)

Instructor: Kate Lawrence & Deirdre Costello Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST Cost: FREE for ASIS&T members, $45 for non-members Reservation:  Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/USEWebinar-4-16-2014-register.html  After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar. This session will feature two user researchers from a Boston-area company who used Contextual Inquiry to unlock the secrets of physician workflows, starting with just a single question. They’ll talk about how to prepare for a project using Contextual Inquiry, how to engage users and how to distill high-quality qualitative data into meaningful takeaways.

Webinar Instructors:

Kate Lawrence

Kate Lawrence

Kate Lawrence

Kate Lawrence is an experienced user researcher focused on the intersection of people and technology. She is passionate about all aspects of user research – from interviewing users to  analyzing usage data to understanding how wider trends about technology impact the search experience. Kate is an active presenter and the local and national user experience  community and was most recently published in UX Matters.

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello is a user experience professional passionate about discovering how technologies fit into users’ lives and their pursuit of information. She has 5 years of experience in the  library industry and a background in research, analysis and writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet 

iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education

January 31, 2014
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Join us for a Webinar on Friday, February 7, 2014 (Sponsored by SIG-HFIS & SIG-USE)

iSquares

Instructor: Dr. Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE for ASIS&T members, $10 for non-members
Reservation:  Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/Webinar-2-7-2014-register.html  After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar.

Dr. Jenna Hartel

Dr. Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto

This webinar introduces an arts-informed, visual approach to engage the concept of information afresh: the draw-and-write technique. Human subjects are asked to answer the question “What is information?” in the form of a drawing, generating a compact piece of visual data coined an “iSquare” (http://www.jennahartel.com/isquares.html). The webinar instructor, Dr. Jenna Hartel of the University of Toronto, has used the method to explore how people envision information (Hartel, in press, 2013a, 2013b). She also applies the approach in classrooms to help students, especially newcomers, theorize information (Hartel, 2014). Whether employed as a research method or pedagogical strategy, iSquares bring information science into the visual Information Age and create a richer multimedia genealogy for our central concept. The goal of the webinar is to help other information scholars and professionals experiment with arts-informed, visual methods and iSquares, specifically. First, the webcast outlines the theoretical framework, research design, and data-gathering specifications to produce iSquares for the purposes of information research. Then the session provides classroom activities and assignments to utilize iSquares for information education. The webinar also marks the launch of a website that displays the corpus of images gathered thus far (n=400 and growing). References: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/Webinar-2-7-2014-t5H7.pdf

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

SIG-USE Annual Business Meeting Notes 2013

November 29, 2013

The SIG-USE Annual Business Meeting was well attended on November 4, 2013.  Below is a link to the meeting notes.

SIGUSEBusinessMeetingNotes_2013

2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Call for Participants

July 2, 2013
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2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Call for Participants

Theme: Information Behavior on the Move: Information Needs, Seeking, and Use in the Era of Mobile Technologies
Date: November 2, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm Read more…

2013 SIG USE Awards – Call for Submissions **Deadline Extended

June 10, 2013
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ASIS&T’s Information Needs, Seeking, and Use Special Interest Group (SIG USE) seeks submissions for six awards.  The deadline for submissions for all awards, which will be given at the 2013 ASIS&T meeting in Montreal, is July 15. Read more…

ASIS&T Web Presence Survey

June 10, 2013
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ASIS&T is looking for input on its Web and social media presence. Take the ASIS&T Web Presence Survey and help with future planning: Read more…

Deadline for ASIST 2013 Posters, Demos & Videos

May 29, 2013
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The deadline for posters, demos, and videos is fast approaching. Submit by July 1, 2013. See the ASIST AM 2013 site for more information.

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