Slice of Science

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Slice of Science

On Wednesday 18 April, we had the first “Slice of Science” meeting. This is a recurring informal get-together to talk about various topics. In this first “Slice” we talked about methodology and/of (user) evaluation.


The goal was to critically discuss the methods we use (as HCI researchers) when we evaluate our products with users. A small presentation by Gijs Huisman and Merijn Bruijnes with some provocative statements about methodology served as a great starting point of the discussion. Participants from the 4TU H&T and the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente discussed, among other things: the interdisciplinary nature of HCI and the consequences this has on the methods that we use, how the youthfulness of the HCI field influences the difficulties a researcher have with performing a sample size estimation, and whether HCI should strive for a more rigorous pre-registration of studies. A follow-up 4TU workshop on methodology has been planned, as this important topic warrants much more attention and discussion!


Slice of Science

Slice of Science

On Wednesday 18 April, we had the first “Slice of Science” meeting. This is a recurring informal get-together to talk about various topics. In this first “Slice” we talked about methodology and/of (user) evaluation.


The goal was to critically discuss the methods we use (as HCI researchers) when we evaluate our products with users. A small presentation by Gijs Huisman and Merijn Bruijnes with some provocative statements about methodology served as a great starting point of the discussion. Participants from the 4TU H&T and the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente discussed, among other things: the interdisciplinary nature of HCI and the consequences this has on the methods that we use, how the youthfulness of the HCI field influences the difficulties a researcher have with performing a sample size estimation, and whether HCI should strive for a more rigorous pre-registration of studies. A follow-up 4TU workshop on methodology has been planned, as this important topic warrants much more attention and discussion!