Archive for April, 2019

Human Centered Design SIG Webinar

Planning a Usability Test: Three Case Studies – May 2nd at 3pm EST

Join the Human Centered Design SIG and guest Kathi Kaiser of Centralis for a webinar on May 2nd. The best way to improve a product is to watch people use it, but planning a usability study can seem daunting. Museum professionals often wonder how to best address basic questions when planning user research, such as:

  • When should I do usability testing?
  • Where should testing happen? In the galleries? In a conference room? Remotely?
  • Who should I choose as participants for my study?
  • How many participants do I need?

The honest answer to all of these questions is, it depends. To shed light on the factors you should consider, Kathi will share three case studies that took different approaches to usability testing, and why. You’ll hear how other organizations have tackled key questions and trade-offs, and learn how to adapt this important methodology to a variety of contexts. Kathi will also answer your questions about how to best plan usability studies in your own institutions.

Thu, May 2, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Meet the Strategy SIG

Strategy is integral to the success of our projects and organizations. The Strategy SIG brings together change-makers to learn from one another’s experiences in developing and  implementing strategies.

The Strategy SIG strategy

Since the Strategy SIG is about strategy, we thought that we should have a … strategy. Like any good strategy, ours starts with our objectives which are to facilitate the sharing of experience and expertise; and create opportunities for community and collaboration around the conference.

With these 2 goals, we have come up with the following 4  tactics to achieve them.

– Professional development  via online meetings

– Basecamp conversations

– Promote conference proposal collaboration

– Meetup for dinner or drinks at the conference

April 2019 update

– This month we have a professional development call Strategies for Preserving Digital Assets. We’ll be recording the webinar and posting it to the Basecamp, in-case you miss it.

– It’s conference proposal season. Conversations are happening on Basecamp. Got an idea or looking for someone to partner up with? Post to Basecamp.

– We’re planning an offsite for the conference. We’ve got San Diego native Nik Honeysett planning a social. More details to come and guaranteed to be a good time.

– Not a member of the Strategy SIG? Click here to sign up by filling out our Google Form