In search of UX translators: Analyzing researcher-practitioner interactions on twitter

Jason Brier, Colin M. Gray, Yubo Kou

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Abstract

Interest in the nature of HCI practice has increased in the past decade, particularly in relation to the role and existence of "translators" that may bridge the gap between research and UX practice. At present, there is insufficient research to appropriately define and identify the activities of translators, and we hope to provoke additional interest in this area by documenting the UX - focused interactions on Twitter. In this work-in-progress, we identified and visualized interactions among a stratified set of UX practitioners and practitioner-academic hybrids on Twitter, analyzing their interactions to understand what relationships and roles may exist. We found few potential translators, and none from a primarily academic perspective. We identify implications and provocations from this visualization and Twitter analysis approach for future practice-led research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages111-115
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349918
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2017
Event12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 10 2017Jun 14 2017

Publication series

NameDIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Conference

Conference12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/10/176/14/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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