Sessions at Usability Professionals' Association International Conference 2011 on Wednesday 22nd June

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  • Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet

    by Gianna LaPin

    A well-designed intranet can provide tremendous value to a company by reducing employee time and effort spent on generating, integrating, managing and retrieving knowledge. We'll cover user research techniques for developing standards needed to "prune" an organic intranet without robbing it of its unique strengths, and provide suggestions on how to handle external obstacles such as lack of management awareness, access to subject matter experts, and recruiting skilled team members. Presented by Sumathi Jayakumar, Tom Suther, Gianna LaPin

    At 10:10am to 10:40am, Wednesday 22nd June

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  • Magic versus structured analysis

    The problem with field research is that you never know what you're going to find out. The idea that field research requires 'magic' makes it difficult to sell. This presentation provides a framework for planning and analyzing field research and predicting where insights will come from. It will give novices a head start and help experienced practitioners to be more systematic and thorough.

    At 10:10am to 10:40am, Wednesday 22nd June

  • When Stakes are High: Getting stakeholder buy-in for UX research projects

    by Tomer Sharon

    You must have worked with difficult stakeholders before, during, and after UX studies. Did you deal with people who don’t respect UX processes? Are people bought-in to your research? This workshop is designed for experienced practitioners who wish to share their knowledge and make sure their research impacts their stakeholders.

    At 2:40pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 22nd June