Research participants needed for a study about IA/IXD

6 Aug 2009 - 8:38am
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Adrienne Massanari

Hello IXDA,

My name is Adrienne Massanari, and I am an Assistant Professor at Loyola
University Chicago in the School of Communication. I am currently
working on a project related to information architecture/interaction
design practice, and I’d like your help.

I want to understand how individuals working within the field of
information architecture/interaction desig talk about these emerging
disciplines. If you are an information architect, interaction designer,
user-experience designer, or otherwise consider yourself responsible for
creating the IA/IXD of web sites/applications, I would like to interview
you to get a better understanding of how you think about your work.
Some topic areas I’m interested in discussing include:

1. the kinds/type of research you use to understand user needs;
2. how you view your various roles within your team/organization;
3. any tensions you might feel between your roles; and
4. your perspective on the field as a whole.

Participation in this study is voluntary.

If you choose to take part, I would like to spend about 45-60 minutes
talking with you about the topics above. This interview will be
voluntarily audio-recorded. I will e-mail you a copy of the informed
consent form for this study and answer any questions you may have about
the study.

Prior to the scheduled interview, I will send you a list of topics I
would like to discuss. These interviews will be confidential, and any
identifying information about you will be kept confidential during the
research process and changed/omitted in any publications that result
from this study.

If you choose to participate in this study, you will be entered into a
drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Please contact me at amassanari at* if you are interested in
participating. If you are unavailable or unwilling to complete this
study, but would like more information about my research project, please
contact me directly.

Thank you for your time.

Adrienne Massanari, PhD
School of Communication
Loyola University Chicago
amassanari at

*Please note that I cannot ensure the confidentiality of information
sent via e-mail.

Apologies for the cross-posting. Thanks for your help!

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