Slice of Science - April edition

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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 - April edition

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!