Articles by Susan M. Dray

Susan M. Dray, Ph.D., CUXP Dr. Dray has worked in the field of human-computer interaction and user experience since 1979. She is currently President of Dray & Associates, Inc. which provides user research and user-centered design services to companies around the world. She is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a winner of the SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award, an ACM Distinguished Engineer, and is currently serving as Director of Publications for UPA.

Engaged Scholars, Thoughtful Practitioners: The Interdependence of Academics and Practitioners in User-Centered Design and Usability

Introduction Our field faces threats to its legitimacy that we will have trouble dealing with if we continue to allow a split between academia and practice. Many academics face obstacles in the way of more “relevant” research that would be more meaningful to practitioners, and practitioners tend to see academic research as not relevant to […] [Read More]