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Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4-5pm ET
For the next Advancing Research Community Call, we’re going to switch things up. We’ll be breaking into small discussion groups to get thoughts from you about the current challenges, opportunities, and key themes for the future of research. You’ll have the opportunity to facilitate or contribute to your group’s discussion of the burning issues in our field.
How are you thinking about users, participants, stakeholders, and affected communities we serve? What changes do you see to the frameworks, toolkits, and methods we apply to understanding the problem space? Into which areas (e.g., industry, academia, government, nonprofit) can research move and from which areas can research borrow; where are the opportunities for us to bridge divides? Join us on June 17th to share and learn what’s next for the practice of research.
About our panelists:
Chris Geison is a Senior Research Strategist at Workday where he’s focused on enabling research that doesn’t just inform design, but drives strategy. Prior to Workday, Chris was a Principal UX Researcher for emerging technologies at AnswerLab, a Director of market strategy at Schwab Charitable, and a counselor at a mental health facility. He has presented his work at UXRC, UXPA, Radical Research, the VOICE Summit, and Forrester CXSF. A graduate of Brown University, Chris lives in San Francisco with his wife, their 2-year old daughter, and an imaginary panther named Winston.
Dr. Jamika D. Burge leads AI Design Insights at Capital One. Her team uncovers learning & research insights across multiple platform experiences, including conversational AI, which supports Eno, Capital One’s customer-facing intelligent assistant. She’s an authority on intersectionality of Black women in computing and co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org (pronounced ‘black computer’), an organization dedicated to supporting computation & design workforce development for black women and girls.
Prior to joining Capital One, she served as a research and tech consultant to DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in the Information Innovation Office. While there, she provided technical and management consult for innovative DARPA programs which were funded at over $70M. Jamika is also Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC, a tech consultancy that focuses on computer science education, tech research, and intersectional design. She has consulted for Google, the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), and the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). Jamika holds a PhD in CS from VA Tech.
Jemma Ahmed joined Magic Lab in 2019. She is Head of Insights based in the London office. She leads the team who regularly speak to online daters all over the world, uncovering the very unique needs and motivations of this group. Jemma has spent 15 years working in mixed methodology insight roles, across user research, market research and data analytics. This includes working in insight for Global news at the BBC, and in insight leadership positions at Etsy, the online markets for unique and handmade goods. Jemma holds an MA in Law from Cambridge University.