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Graham L. Pierce

Assistant Director, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
Project Manager, State of the State Survey, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
Outreach Coordinator, University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, Center for Community and Economic Development

E-Mail: glpierce@msu.edu

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

Graham serves in three distinct capacities at Michigan State University, dividing the majority of his time between technology accessibility, economic development, and public opinion surveys. First, he is the Assistant Director of Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, where he supervises and conducts WCAG 2.0 evaluations, advises on accessibility policy, and works on grant-funded research. In his second major role, Graham is the Outreach Coordinator for the EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation at the Center for Community and Economic Development. He is involved in all facets of the project, but is primarily responsible for managing the project's data collection, communications, and website. Finally, Graham is the Project Manager of the State of the State Survey, a phone survey of Michigan adults about current public policy issues that is run two to four times each year, at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He is responsible for all aspects of SOSS, including question design, programming survey instruments, managing survey samples, data weighting, and working with clients. In addition to these roles, Graham serves as the Vice Chair of the MSU Accommodating Technology Community and is an active participant in the MSU WebDev CAFE and many other university and community groups. Graham earned his Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology at Michigan State University. For more information, visit Graham's webpage.

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Recent Publications

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., Pierce, G. L., Blosser, S. R., Mathew, A., & Jackson, J. (2014). Smart voting joystick for accessible voting systems. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 2, 144-154.

Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013). From the ground up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 8015. Design, user experience, and usability: Web, mobile, and product design (pp. 274–283). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2013). Accessible voting systems usability measures. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 1, 146-154.

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Recent Reports

Clark, I., George, M., Sommer, A., & Pierce, G. L. (2016, June 1). [Redacted*] accessibility evaluation, batch 2: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Clark, I., George, M., Sommer, A., Casey, C., & Pierce, G. L. (2016, April 7). [Redacted] System user interface accessibility evaluation, batch 3: [Redacted]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. 

Clark, I., Sommer, A., Casey, C., George, M., & Pierce, G. L. (2016, April 11). [Redacted*] system user interface accessibility evaluation, batch 5: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Clark, I., Sommer, A., Casey, C., George, M., & Pierce, G. L. (2016, April 11). [Redacted] System user interface accessibility evaluation, batch 5: [Redacted]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. 

George, M., Clark, I., & Pierce, G. L. (2016, March 25). [Redacted] System user interface accessibility evaluation, batch 1: [Redacted]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. 

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Recent Presentations

  • (February 2016)

    2015 MSU Internet and technology user experience survey results

    Pierce, G. L.

    Presented to the Michigan State University WebDev CAFE

    East Lansing, Michigan

  • (November 2015)

    Accessibility evaluation tools

    Pierce, G. L.

    Presented at the Michigan State University Making Learning Accessible Conference

    East Lansing, Michigan

  • (October 2015)

    The MSU State of the State Survey: Public opinion data for the public

    Pierce, G. L.

    Presented at the 4th Annual Michigan State University Cyberinfrastructure Forum

    East Lansing, Michigan

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