UX practitioners' engagement with intermediate-level knowledge

Colin M. Gray, Yubo Kou

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Abstract

Scholars have repeatedly called for the knowledge production efforts of the HCI research community to have resonance with the needs of practitioners. These efforts, reified in approaches such as "implications for design," annotated portfolios, and other forms of intermediate-level knowledge have begun to take hold within the research community, yet it is unclear if and how these forms of knowledge are used to actually support user experience (UX) practice. In this study, we analyzed resources shared via URLs that pointed to articles on external websites within a practitioner-focused Reddit community. Using Löwgren's taxonomy of intermediate-level knowledge, we identified the forms of knowledge these resources represent, and use this analysis as a provocation for future exploration into the types of knowledge practitioners desire and use to support their practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages13-17
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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    Gray, C. M., & Kou, Y. (2017). UX practitioners' engagement with intermediate-level knowledge. In DIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 13-17). (DIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079110