I write about conducting UX research, career navigation, and community events I’ve led or co-organized. Follow me on Medium! I’ve also published in academic conference proceedings and journals (Google Scholar).

Blog posts

Conducting UX research

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]

Community events

Democratizing UX research: Lessons learned from “Research, Camera, Action!” at Reduct.Video [link]

Strategic research impact: Lessons from the first Research, Camera, Action! at Reduct.Video [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]