We’re excited to participate in the 2018 Museum Computer Network Annual Conference in Denver next week. The conference theme is “Humanizing the Digital” – presentations will investigate how museums can use technology to foster human connection and dialogue, advance accessibility and inclusion, and champion inquiry and knowledge. Our very own Cathy Sigmond and fellow evaluator Kate Livingston will be facilitating a session on building common language:
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30pm
You Say Potayto, I Say Potahto: Building a Common Language for Evaluation, UX Research, and Design Research
In this 30-minute participatory session, three UX research and evaluation practitioners working in and outside of museums will facilitate a group untangling of this messy web of words. We’ll talk about why it’s important to define concepts clearly before beginning work, share strategies for translating across disciplines, and work together to find similarities and differences in how we discuss many kinds of human-centered methodologies. By the end, participants will leave with a better understanding of the underlying practices and principles that research and evaluation share, and an expanded toolkit for busting through jargon to stay focused on what matters.
Location: The Curtis Hotel, Hopscotch Room (3rd floor)
Use the hashtag #MCN2018 to follow along. We’re looking forward to learning and sharing with our colleagues!