SSP Forum: Julie Stanford on HCI in Practice

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Zoom Meeting
Monday, February 8, 2021
2:30 - 3:30 PM

Symbolic Systems Forum

HCI as Taught vs. HCI as Practiced
Julie Stanford ('98)
Computer Science Department

Monday, February 8, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Past event - Zoom video recording available


You’ve taken HCI classes at Stanford, but you’re curious about how reality works outside of Stanford. How do the techniques, practices and priorities in the classroom translate into HCI in the wild? As a Stanford faculty member and the principal of a UX design agency, I’ll share stories from all sides of my experience, propose some theories on how things work, and try to avoid random conjecture and gross overgeneralization. Come with your questions and leave with some insights on what this might mean for your academic and professional career choices.

Julie Stanford is an HCI Lecturer and Science and Engineering Education Fellow in the Computer Science Department where she teaches Service Design and Design for AI.  

She is also a Principal at Sliced Bread Design, a UX design agency in Mountain View that employs more than a few Symbolic System grads (including herself). Julie’s experience covers a range of research and design areas but her personal favorite HCI topics include rapid experimentation, interviewing techniques, and dark horse ideation.