Chapter 8. The role of professional organizations in user research
Elizabeth Rosenzweig

8.1. Introduction

This chapter discusses the role that professional organizations play in global research. These organizations help their members do thorough research by providing them with a powerful vehicle for support and crucial resources for planning and executing global user research projects. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of membership is the opportunity to network and build connections during local chapter events, conferences, and other forums.
Professional organizations create networks to support and further the work of professionals in their field. Such organizations also promote a body of knowledge, such as journals, newsletters, and other publications. ...

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