CCI’s 43rd Annual Research Symposium Presented in New All-Virtual Format
Republished from original article written January 21, 2021 by Hillary Tune.
The College of Communication and Information’s Annual Research Symposium is returning for its 43rd year on March 1, 2021, in a brand-new format designed to not only be completely virtual, but also to better foster and facilitate audience interaction.
“We’ve been paying attention this whole year to format and participation in all sorts of virtual meetings, and we took all of those best practices to try to make this a really enjoyable event that is consistent with our previous years,” said Amy Forrester, assistant director of the Center … Read more “CCI’s 43rd Annual Research Symposium Presented in New All-Virtual Format”
Inaugural Oak Ridge Orientation
Our Neighbors in Oak Ridge:
Working Together to Better Science with Information & Communication
The Center for Information & Communication Studies (CICS) invites you to an introduction to the Oak Ridge science and technology organizations and the opportunities available to faculty and students because of the close proximity with the University.
Part I: Video Introduction: Our Science and Technology Neighbors in Oak Ridge
- This 8 minute video primer will help you become more familiar with the history and organizations in Oak Ridge.
View Now: VIDEO
Part II: Virtual Panel Event: Thursday, Oct 8 @ 11am – 12pm ET
Strategies the User-eXperience Lab uses to avoid implicit bias
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|Implicit biases, which can be favorable or unfavorable, are involuntary and cause us to have feelings and attitudes about people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance. When designing, building, and evaluating digital or physical products, it is important to make sure the product is usable for all users. Usability testing is a great way to check for implicit bias in design.
We at the User-eXperience Lab recognize that we have subconscious biases and actively work to account for implicit bias in our work. We start by considering who we might be
User-eXperience Lab Growing Business with Local Industry
The University of Tennessee has a long-standing commitment to its land grant mission including supporting economic and workforce growth in the East TN region. UT’s User-eXperience Lab (UXL) is supporting this commitment by strategically fostering opportunities with Knoxville businesses. In 2018, the UXL was designated a UT core facility administered by the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS). We can now offer our full range of UX services to private organizations, providing high-quality user insights at a low price.
The User-eXperience Lab directly responds to the evolving landscape of digital design, delivery, and business strategy. The shift toward a … Read more “User-eXperience Lab Growing Business with Local Industry”
Oak Ridge Partner Day
CICS celebrates UT-Oak Ridge Partner day with a short animation to illustrate our efforts in bridging the College and its partners.
On April 22, CICS transformed the Annual spring event into a VIRTUAL gathering to show appreciation for our valued relationships by adapting with a little creativity. Over a dozen participants jumped on Zoom for the opportunity to chat with colleagues and talk about ideas for continued collaboration and support.
CICS: 2020 Research Mayhem Solutions
The CICS team wants to extend our well wishes to all of you. The stories we have heard of CCI faculty, staff and students addressing these challenging times are very uplifting. We have created a short animation we hope will help provide a few moments of humor and remind you of what CICS can do to support your research.
2019 SCI Summit – Washington, D.C.
June 25 – 27, 2019
How do we keep scientific cyberinfrastructure (SCI), which are the “roads and bridges” for scientific inquiry, healthy and accessible for future generations?
SCI Summit in Washington, DC will challenge members of the scientific cyberinfrastructure (SCI) ecosystem to build insight into how funders and researchers are approaching scientific cyberinfrastructureand provide outcomes that can inform national level policy to better support SCI into the future.
Approaching sustainability from the societal perspective, SCI Summit will provide the perfect space to foster the cogeneration of knowledge by sharing … Read more “2019 SCI Summit – Washington, D.C.”
CICS welcomes Carol Tenopir
Carol Tenopir will serve as CCI Interim Associate Dean for Research for Spring 2019. She is taking over the role from Suzie Allard, who is stepping in as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs. An internal search is underway for a new Associate Dean for Academic Programs who will take over the position as early as June 1st but no later than July 1st. Once a new Associate Dean has been selected, Suzie Allard will return to her position as Associate Dean for Research and Carol Tenopir will return to her SIS faculty position.