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Jennifer Ismirle

Senior User Experience Researcher, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting

E-Mail: ismirlej@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://usability.msu.edu

Jennifer Ismirle is senior user experience researcher at Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, focusing on usability evaluations and user-centered review and analysis of websites and other products. She has a bachelor of arts in professional writing and a bachelor of arts in English, both from Michigan State University (MSU). She is currently a Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing graduate student. Ismirle leads and conducts usability studies and uses a variety of user experience testing methods, including one-on-one usability testing sessions, focus group sessions, and heuristic reviews. These research studies have involved a universally designed mobile voting user interface (for individuals with dexterity impairments, low vision, or dyslexia), an accessible voting joystick for users with motor impairments, teleconsultations between physicians, a mobile application for recreation activities, State of Michigan websites, remote testing with software products, and the public-facing and internal sides of a variety of websites. View Ismirle’s LinkedIn Profile for more information.

Research interests:

  • User experience research
  • Usability and accessibility of mobile technology
  • Usability and accessibility of electronic voting systems
  • Universal design

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Recent Publications

Ismirle, J., O’Bara, I., Jackson, J. E., Swierenga, S. J. (2016). Touchscreen voting interface design for persons with dexterity impairments: Insights from usability evaluation of mobile voting prototype. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Ismirle, J., O’Bara, I., Jackson, J., & Swierenga, S. J. (2016). Touchscreen voting interface design for persons with disabilities: Insights from usability evaluation of mobile voting prototype. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 60th International Annual Meeting.

Jackson, J. E., Ismirle, J., Swierenga, S. J., Blosser, S. R., & Pierce, G. L. (2015). Joystick interaction strategies of individuals with dexterity impairments: Observations from the Smart Voting Joystick usability evaluation. In M. Antona & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 9178. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Access to the Human Environment and Culture (pp. 192–203). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Swierenga, S. J., Zantjer, R. S., Jackson, J. E., Ismirle, J., Blosser, S. R., & Pierce, G. L. (2015). Security implications for personal assistive technology in voting. In T. Tryfonas & I. Askoxylakis (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 9190. Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust (pp. 582–591). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., Ismirle, J., Figlan, C., & Coursaris, C. K. (2014). Mobile design guidelines for outdoor recreation and tourism. In F. F.-H. Nah (Ed.), Human-computer interaction in business, HCII 2014, LNCS 8527 (pp. 371-378). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.


Recent Reports

Ismirle, J., Shink, H., Klautke, H., O'Bara, I., & Swierenga, S. J. (2017, April 28). User feedback on CATA Trip Planner prototype (supplement to heuristic evaluation report). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

O'Bara, I., Klautke, H., George, M., Ismirle, J., & Swierenga, S. J. (2017, April 28). CATA Trip Planner prototype: Heuristic evaluation report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

O'Bara, I., Shink, H., George, M., & Ismirle, J. (2017, March 29). Michigan Workforce Background Check mobile heuristic evaluation report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Ismirle, J., Klautke, H., O'Bara, I., George, M., & Swierenga, S. J. (2017, January 13). CATA website usability evaluation report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Ismirle, J., Klautke, H., O'Bara, I., & Swierenga, S. J. (2016, December 5). Gerstacker/Mental Health Knowledge for Youth (MHKY): Information architecture findability study report (funded by Gerstacker Foundation). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

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Recent Presentations

  • (July 2017)

    Usability evaluation of teleconsultation process for physicians working with ASD patients

    Ismirle, J., Klautke, H., Swierenga, S. J., & O'Connell, L. (2017, July). Usability evaluation of teleconsultation process for physicians working with ASD patients. Paper and presentation at Human-Computer Interaction International, Vancouver.

  • (January 2017)

    CATA website usability evaluation results

    Ismirle, J., Klautke, H., O'Bara, I., George, M., & Swierenga, S. J. (2017, January 27). CATA website usability evaluation results. Report presented to CATA and Gravity Works, East Lansing, MI.

  • (November 2016)

    Conducting usability testing evaluation

    Ismirle, J. (2016, November 15). Conducting usability testing evaluation. Class lecture presented to Media and Information 450: Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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