First, apologies for the slightly spammy nature of this email. I'm a postdoc researcher in the School of Information and Library studies at University College Dublin (UCD). We are conducting research in how virtual or remote work is evaluated in companies. In other words, how do companies and managers treat and value the work that is done non-locally by employees?
We are seeking people who would be willing to interview with us for about an hour about their experience evaluating--both informally and formally--others who are not physically
co-located in offices next to, or in close proximity, to one another. We know that designers, by the very nature of their work, often work virtually with clients, consultants, and coworkers. Per UCD's research ethic guidelines, all interviews we conduct are fully anonymized, and your participation will not be disclosed in any ensuing publication of the results of our study.
If you might be interested in interviewing with us please contact me (information in my signature). Participants have usually remarked that they enjoyed speaking with us. The data from your interview will help inform organizations on how to best institute policies that evaluate virtual/remote work.
Thanks for your time,
Norman Makoto Su Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Information & Library Studies University College Dublin email@example.com http://www.normsu.com work: +353 1 716-7660