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House receives award for UX research

The Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs has awarded $3,500 to Kendall House, a clinical assistant professor (UX Research program and anthropology). The award supports a collaboration with Marc Hébert, a director in the Innovation Office of the City of San Francisco to develop innovative open educational resources for the User Experience Research undergraduate certificate at Boise State. Hébert is a leading innovator in public-sector service design.

House, Hébert, and Boise State students will develop examples and content that demonstrate how to improve public services through the application of UXR.

The work of UXR students has previously resulted in partnership projects with agencies and nonprofit organizations, including studies of behavioral health in rural communities, urban shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness, residence homes for aging populations, and local gardening and food initiatives.

The UXR certificate, delivered online, has provided safe experiential learning opportunities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since spring 2020, 29 UX Research students have completed their capstone projects despite the pandemic. See their Capstone projects here.