Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Elizabeth is a researcher and user experience consultant based in the United Kingdom. She is in the final year of a PhD program in Media and Communication Design at Northumbria University, a three-year excursion into academia after more than 35 years in industry, and she plans to return to consulting practice in the autumn.
Elizabeth has conducted user research and interaction design for projects in the US, the UK, and Italy and has focused on government systems (with a few non-profit and commercial systems thrown in for good measure). Her government projects have ranged from public websites to internal social media web apps to touchscreen kiosks to spacecraft control centers; their user populations have ranged from the worldwide general public to the astronauts on board the International Space Station.
Elizabeth is the co-editor, with Dianne Murray, of Usability in Government Systems: User Experience Design for Citizens and Public Servants, the only book that addresses the intersection of UX and government systems.
Friday | 09:00 – 12:30
Do you know anyone whose life is untouched by government electronic and information systems? Indeed, the usability of government systems affects us all — all seven-plus billion of the Earth’s people. Even if we ourselves never visit a government website to apply for a driver’s license, vote online, pay a parking fine, or obtain a travel authorization to visit the United States, as taxpayers we bear the costs of usability problems in the systems that our governments use to conduct their business and provide us with services.
As citizens we suffer the consequences of inadequate effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of government workers due to usability and user experience problems in the systems they use. No one can say exactly how many people will use a government system themselves during their lifetimes, but it is a safe bet that these systems will touch everyone’s life in some way. In the UX of government systems, we are all stakeholders.
This workshop will cover the intersection of government systems work and UX work. It will include many examples of diverse kinds of systems.
THIS WORKSHOP IS RELEVANT TO YOU
Designers and user researchers working in government environments and looking to deepen their understanding of its specific UX issues.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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