Events

We attend and arrange events relating to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in usability testing. Please recommend events for us to attend. We would also like to hear from you if you have ideas for events we could arrange. You can contact us by filling in this short Google form or email Sophie Rutter s.rutter@sheffield.ac.uk

Upcoming events

Facilitating inclusive spaces for sharing untold stories from diverse perspectives

We will be presenting our paper at the ASIS&T EU Chapter conference on Information Science Trends (IST): Untold Stories

Find out more here: https://www.asist.org/2022/05/11/ist22-cfp/

Conference attendance: 15-17 June 2022

Conference abstract: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6623357

A stick person reading a story book, with the Embed EDI and ASIS&T logos on the cover.

Past events

Roundtable discussions

Through three roundtable discussions we spoke to: (1) any individual who feels their needs and requirements are not typically captured by the design of products, services, and information resources services (2) charities and organisations that advocate for LGBTQ+ and disabled communities (3) organisations that conduct user research.


During the roundtables we hope to identify potential solutions for embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in usability testing.


Participatory event: April and May 2022.

A Zoom style meeting, attended by 9 stick people.

Interviews

We organised 1 hour interviews with folks who identified as LGBTQ+ and/or disabled. We also spoke to organisations who undertake usability testing research, as well as organisations who support LGBTQ+ and disability communities and individuals.

Through the interviews we hope to identify challenges and barriers for embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in usability testing.

Participatory event: March and April 2022.

A stick person holding a clipboard and interviewing a second stick person.