As UX researchers, we play a critical role to ensure all research participants feel comfortable and respected. For those in the accessibility (a11y) community, we are cognizant of the variety of accommodations that may need to be employed throughout the participant...
Shelly has worked on complex human factors research problems for 7+ years in a variety of industries, with projects spanning the entire product lifecycle from inception to market. Her training in industrial and systems engineering has provided her the necessary skillset to evaluate both the human and technical components of systems to create intuitive, optimal solutions. Shelly has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods, specializing in formative and summative usability testing. Her work in community pharmacy health IT system development, in conjunction with electronic health record implementation, and device and software development in diabetes care has earned her multiple publications. Shelly has a MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering with a Human Factors research emphasis from Purdue University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.
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With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.
By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.
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Approximately 15% of the global population identifies as having a disability. Given that so many individuals have accessibility needs, it is essential that we, as user experience (UX) researchers, design products with the accessibility (a11y) community in mind, and...
One of the best parts of my job as a human factors researcher is interacting with participants during studies. Early medical device studies generally have bare-bones definitions of intended user groups that become more defined throughout the product development life...
Our team has seen an increase in requests for rolling research to support product design across multiple industries, from consumer goods to healthcare. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits of executing this model of research and why it can revolutionize the way product...