CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

16 Sep 2008 - 1:57pm
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Jhilmil Jain
2008

CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research
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Traditional user research and evaluation methods tend to focus on
'first-time' experiences with products, which trends the results towards
discoverability problems, rather than usability concerns that may persist
over time. This workshop will extend current thinking by an in-depth
discussion of methods and metrics for longitudinal data collection. Our goal
is to identify and describe best practices for longitudinal research.

This is the fourth event in an ongoing effort by the organizers to enhance
our current body of knowledge about longitudinal research. We invite
practitioners and academics who have experience with longitudinal studies to
*submit a 3-4 page position paper (in Extended Abstracts format) plus a
short bio by email to catherine.courage at gmail.com by October 23, 2008* in
order to participate in this one-day workshop.

Your position paper should describe a longitudinal research case study,
including:
· Research questions addressed
· Study design and methodologies used
· Participant characteristics, recruiting, retention
· Data analysis and comparison techniques used
· Lessons learned. We are interested in both successes and failures of the
study.
A sample case study template is available at:
http://longitudinalusability.wikispaces.com/CaseStudyTemplate

We will select a variety of case studies from participants with diverse
experience. Participants will receive all the position papers in advance, so
they may formulate discussion questions before the workshop. The organizers
will also publish a draft agenda and for the in-depth discussions during the
workshop.
Up-to-date information on the workshop will be available at:
http://longitudinalusability.wikispaces.com/

Please note that workshop participants must register for the workshop and
for one or more days of the CHI 2009 conference. Workshop fees for
participants in 2009 for a one-day workshop is TBD by the CHI 2009 Workshop
Committee. Workshop fees for participants in 2008 (last year) were
approximately $150 ($75 for a student) for a one-day workshop.

*Important Dates:*
Submission deadline - 23rd October 2008
Notification - 29th November 2008
Workshop - April 2009

*Organizers*
· Catherine Courage, salesforce.com, catherine.courage at gmail.com
· Jhilmil Jain, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, jhilmil.jain at hp.com
· Stephanie Rosenbaum, Tec-Ed Inc, stephanie at teced.com

Regards,

Jhilmil Jain
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jhilmil_Jain/

Comments

16 Sep 2008 - 3:17pm
Scott Bower
2006

This is a great workshop topic. It will be interesting to see if
anyone outside the academic community can share their research. So
many long term studies in longitudinal research get cut by short term
business needs. Personally, I am really looking forward to attending
the CHI 2009 conference.

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16 Sep 2008 - 4:00pm
Jhilmil Jain
2008

Thanks Scott! We had conducted a workshop this year at the UPA
conference as well. It was well attended by practitioners and we
received positive feedback.

More details on the UPA workshop can be found here:
http://longitudinalusability.wikispaces.com/UPA 2008 Workshop

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