Panelist at the conference
Thursday, September 30, 10:05-10:50 am PST
Industry-Academia Collaboration Opportunities, Challenges, and Tips
While industry and academia generally focus on different outputs, countless businesses/non-profits and university researchers in many fields have benefited from working together. Industry can help academia in their work to advance scientific knowledge. Academia can help industry better understand a field or problem, and seed advances in product/service innovation. In the relatively newer field of UX/HCI, such collaborations are emerging but are not very common. How can our design community better leverage this potential synergy?
In this panel, academic researchers and industry professionals will discuss their experiences, highlighting collaboration opportunities, common challenges, and ideas for making the most of the collaboration.
- Potential benefits from academic researchers (in HCI and other design-related areas) and industry collaborations
- Expected challenges to watch out for
- Tips on starting and fostering a good collaboration