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EPIC Debate Club: Jargon Karaoke

September 21, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Free for EPIC Members

Provocateur, Moderator, and Referee: Elizabeth Churchill, Senior Director of UX, Google

Do you just despise jargon? Do you love it? Either way, this EPIC Debate Club is for you! In this session we shall divide into teams to generate a list of the *most* neologic, confounding, and delightful jargon we can imagine. Each team shall receive the other team’s list of terms and create a persuasive set of ethnographic “insights” deploying as all of those terms (and perhaps a few extras). Points to the most convincing if not necessarily the most accurate deployment of jargon-laden insights, and other judging criteria which we shall invent on the fly (because we can!)

Elizabeth Churchill is a Senior Director of UX at Google. With a background in psychology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, she draws on social, computer, engineering, and data sciences to create innovative designer, developer and end-user applications and services. She has also been a champion of ethnography and the EPIC community since it was founded in 2005. Elizabeth has built research and design teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox; she is past Executive Vice President of ACM and an ACM Fellow, Distinguished Scientist, Distinguished Speaker, and Co-Editor in Chief of ACM’s Interactions magazine, the foremost publication in all applied research related to human computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX). Elizabeth has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, in conferences, and in magazines; co-edited 5 books; and co-authored 2 books (Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems, and Designing with Data). She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of Stockholm. In 2016, she received a Citris-Banatao Institute Award Athena Award for Women in Technology for her Executive Leadership.


September 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Free for EPIC Members