Susan Kennedy

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Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy is a librarian-by-training who wrangles projects big and small. Using participatory design and facilitation, she researches how we can make tech better, with recent projects in open source sustainability, funder advocacy, digital equity and inclusion, mobile surveillance, and platform transparency. She has also co-authored multiple articles and reports on subjects such as library broadband measurement and digital equity ecosystems. Susan has an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University where she focused on ethical technology and social informatics.

susan's recent work

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From Policy to Pixels: Strategic UX Design and User Support for GDPR Implementation

Introducing our new report “From Policy to Pixels: Strategic UX Design and User Support for GDPR Implementation.” Supported by the University of California Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), we conducted research to better understand how GDPR policy implementation is situated in current UX practices and how multi-disciplinary product teams reach design decisions

Launching USER: Findings and Recommendations for Scientific and Research Open Source

Usable Software Ecosystem Research (USER) is a Sloan Foundation-supported research initiative that explores how open source scientific and research software (SROSS) teams understand, consider, and undertake usability and design opportunities in their projects. To read more about this project please check out Blog #1, Blog #2, our project website, and open repo.