Roady part of winning student team at HFES usability design competition

Trey RoadyTrey Roady, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was on the winning team of the UX Guerilla Design Challenge at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's (HFES) annual meeting. 

Roady’s team, Agile in Action, consisted of Megan Nyre and Yash Shah from Purdue University, Stephanie Hornung from Target and The University of Minnesota, and Roady. 

“In 48 hours, we had to evaluate the WeddingWire app with two usability methods, produce a prototype, evaluate that prototype with two methods, again, then iterate a new prototype model based off of the feedback,” Roady said. “We developed prototype models in InVision and Balsamiq and performed an online survey of the target demographic with Qualtrics.”

The team also received the audience choice award for Best Presentation. 

The HFES annual meeting is the principal conference for human factors, and consists of a week of panels, posters and competitions. Topics include, among others, user experience, perception & performance, cognitive engineering, education, aerospace and surface transportation.

“This conference connected me with all of the most notable members of the human factors field and provides invaluable insight on both research and professional matters,” Roady said.