I write about conducting UX research and research career navigation. Follow me on Medium! I’ve also published in academic conference proceedings and journals (Google Scholar).

Blog posts

Conducting UX research

“Using Journey Mapping As a Tool for Cross-Functional Research” [link]

“How to partner with UX researchers to positively impact product and business” [link]

“Using collaborative abilities in Google Docs as a tool for remote research” [link]

Career navigation

“Becoming a UX researcher: my experience and things I’ve learned along the way” [link]

Peer-reviewed conferences and journals

Gerritsen, D.B., Olsen, J.K., Tasse, D., Vlahovic, T.A., Gulotta, R., Odom, W., Wiese, J., & Zimmerman, J. (2016). Mailing Archived Emails As Postcards: Probing the Value of Virtual Collections. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, CA, USA. [PDF] [ACM link]

Czaja, S.J., Sabbag, S., Lee, C.C., Schulz, R., Lang, S., Vlahovic, T., Jaret, A., & Thurston, C. (2015). Concerns about aging and caregiving among middle-aged and older lesbian and gay adults. Aging and Mental Health. [link]

Vlahovic, T.A., Wang, Y.C., Kraut, R.E., & Levine, J.M. (2014). Support Matching and Satisfaction in an Online Breast Cancer Support Community. In CHI’14: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Toronto, CA. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award) [PDF] [ACM link] [Slides]

Vlahovic, T.A., Roberts, S., & Dunbar, R. (2012). Effects of Duration and Laughter on Subjective Happiness within Different Modes of Communication. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 436-450. [PDF]