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City Interaction Lab Podcast – Episode 3 – User-Centred Usability Lab Design – A discussion with Adam Banks and Konstantin Samoyov from UX Study

Lab in a box! Via http://ux-study.com/

Lab in a box! Via http://ux-study.com/

At the HCID Comics, Games & Media Research Group we are interested in the multifaceted possibilities of storytelling. As part of our exploration of how narrative intervenes today in our everyday lives, we engage in different modes of research and practice dissemination that involve storytelling, such as podcasting. This is one of the reasons why we are are very pleased to announce today a new episode in the City Interaction Lab Podcast series.

In the third episode of the City Interaction Lab Podcast Stuart Scott chats with Adam Banks and Konstantin Samoyov from UX-Study.com.

The pair shed light on their user-centred approach to usability lab design, epitomised by their ‘Lab in a Box’ platform that provides a consistent and reliable lab experience for researchers across organisations.

The conversation includes the pair’s origins at Google, things to consider when setting up a usability lab and an introduction to the field of Research Operations. If you have previously set-up a usability lab or about to embark on the process of doing so then this is the episode for you.

If you like what you listen please share it with others and/or share your comments with us below!

City Interaction Lab Podcast is a series of thought provoking design focused interviews and opinions brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London.

Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.

The City Interaction Lab Podcast series is directed and produced by Stuart Scott and Ernesto Priego.

You can follow and provide feedback to the City Interaction Lab on Twitter @cinteractionlab.

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Launching the Interaction Lab Podcast!

From the dementia care comic "I Know How This Ends", art by Peter Wilkins.

From the dementia care comic “I Know How This Ends”, art by Peter Wilkins.

We are pleased to launch our City Interaction Lab Podcast!

Brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London, the City Interaction Lab Podcast will be a series of thought-provoking design-focused audio episodes featuring interviews and opinions hosted by Stuart and Ernesto.

In this inaugural episode of the City Interaction Lab podcast Stuart and Ernesto talk about graphic medicine with Dr Simon Grennan (University of Chester) and Peter Wilkins (Douglas College, Vancouver Canada).

Our guests discuss their work co-designing the comics ‘Parables of Care‘ and ‘I Know How This Ends’ centred on dementia care. These complementary issues shine the light on those living with dementia and their carers.

If you are interested in how comics can be incorporated into your design practice then this is one not to miss!

Apologies for the audio levels, we’ll do better next episode!

Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.

The original audio file of the podcast has also been deposited in City Figshare.

Citation:

Priego, Ernesto; Scott, Stuart; Wilkins, Peter; Grennan, Simon (2019): City Interaction Lab Podcast – Episode 1 – Discussing Graphic Medicine and Co-Designed Comics – Parables of Care. City, University of London. Media. https://doi.org/10.25383/city.11347799.v1

More on Parables of Care

 

Parables of Care explores the potential of comics to enhance the impact of dementia care research.

The 16-page publication presents in comics form true stories of creative responses to dementia care, as told by carers, adapted from a group of over 100 case studies available at http://carenshare.city.ac.uk.

Parables of Care can be downloaded as a PDF file, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, from

If you work in a library, hospital, GP practice or care home- or care for someone with dementia in the UK, you can order a free copy of Parables of Care here: in the UK you can request printed copies at no cost here.