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.
CICS Annual Oak Ridge Luncheon
On October 18th the Center for Information and Communication Studies hosted its second annual Oak Ridge networking luncheon at the UT Arboretum Auditorium. The luncheon connected faculty and staff from the College of Communication and Information with associates, contract employees, and potential collaborators from various Oak Ridge organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The group enjoyed trying out the User-eXperience Lab’s newest equipment, wearable eye trackers, and participated in a usabiity study for the USGS Community for Data Integration website. Lunch was catered by Holly’s Gourmet Market. Everyone is looking forward to next year’s event!
User-eXperience Lab is now a Core Facility
For many years the CCI User eXperience and Message Effects Labs have provided services to CCI researchers as well as to researchers and programs across the campus and at federal agencies. This June these labs successfully earned UT’s designation of “core facility,” which means they have been recognized by the Office of Research Engagement as being important components of the university’s research portfolio and visibility. This designation provides access to avenues of funding that can be used to support our lab management and instrumentation. It is exciting to have our CCI lab appear with 13 other high profile UT research labs … Read more “User-eXperience Lab is now a Core Facility”