Research in the time of COVID-19

A presentation at Seattle SIGCHI Meeting by Lauren Isaacson

COVID-19 has disrupted many things, including in-person research. We no longer have access to research facilities or labs. We can’t even be in the same room as research participants. These are limitations, but limitations can lead to great moments of creativity. Just because you can’t do research the way you’re used to, doesn’t mean that you can’t do excellent research. Lauren Isaacson has been doing qualitative research from her home since 2016 and will share what she knows about the advantages and disadvantages of remote research, how to set up a research lab at home, and how to ensure remote research success from recruiting to communicating results to your teams.