Dr. Joy Robinson

Areas of expertise: UX / Design

Biography

Joy comes to UAH with 10+ years of experience in exploring user and social science research, evaluation, and performing analysis in various settings. She brings to the table a long history of working with interdisciplinary teams both in industry and academia.

Currently, Joy is an Assistant Professor in Technical Writing and New Media. As faculty in the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, she teaches technical communication and user experience courses. She is an accomplished researcher with published articles on user experience methods and practice, innovative teaching practices, and collaboration.

Joy is also the founder and manager of UAH’s Evaluation and User Experience (VUE) Lab--the only openly available human-centered research lab on campus. As lab director, she consults on, manages, and conducts various research studies (aimed at generally applicable findings) and evaluation projects (aimed at obtaining context and situation-specific results). The lab has worked with projects as varied as evaluating medieval manuscripts literacies to determining information-seeking patterns on websites.

Joy received her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Information Design and Masters in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She also has a bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.