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URC Lunch & Learn: Student Survey on Use of Generative AI for Academic Work

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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The URC conducted a survey in Fall 2023 with 375 students to understand their usage and perceptions of generative AI. Survey questions focused on student usage of generative AI chatbots for academic work, their trust of the tools, and their needs for support and guidance. Come learn about the results of the survey and how generative AI is impacting academic work at Harvard.

Speaker Bios: 

Amy Deschenes

Amy Deschenes is the Head of UX & Digital Accessibility for Harvard Library where she collaborates with library staff on digital product and service design projects. She manages project teams to improve the design of library websites, search tools, and digital collections through a user-centered lens. Amy has spoken about her work at conferences like UXPA and Ladies that UX. She teaches research methods and digital accessibility for Brandeis University’s user-centered design program.

Meg McMahon

Meg McMahon (they/them) is the User Experience Researcher at the User Research Center within Harvard Library where they conduct UX research for the library directly supporting library strategic initiatives, provide consultation to support library staff, and perform accessibility audits for the library. Meg has spoken about their work at DLF and D4D. They have contributed to Weave: Journal of Library User Experience.

The presentation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email once you register.

Open to all Harvard affiliates. Please RSVP for the event below. If you have any questions, please contact libraryux@harvard.edu.

Accommodation Statement: Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions may contact the User Research Center at libraryux@harvard.edu in advance of the event.

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