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From Research Hypotheses to Practical Guidelines: A Proposal to Facilitate Researcher-Practitioner Interaction

Pardha S. Pyla
Catherine Grevet
Manuel Pérez-Quiñones
Proceedings of the CHI 2010 Workshop on Researcher-Practitioner Interaction


In this paper, we describe the gulf that exists between research findings and their adoption in practice. We propose ideas that have the potential to increase the collaboration between researchers and practitioners to forge a symbiotic relationship between these two worlds. Our proposal includes highlighting industry constraints in academic HCI classes, encouraging researchers to present practical implications in papers, creating a collaborative platform between researchers and practitioners, and fostering strong relationships between HCI students and industry professionals.