Graham L. Pierce

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Biography

Graham serves in three distinct capacities at Michigan State University, dividing the majority of his time between survey research, technology accessibility, and regional economic development.

First, Graham is the Project Manager of the State of the State Survey (SOSS) at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). SOSS is a quarterly phone survey of Michigan adults about current public policy issues. He is responsible for all aspects of SOSS, including question design, programming survey instruments, managing survey samples, data weighting, and working with clients. IPPSR is located in the MSU College of Social Science.

In his second major role, Graham is a User Experience Researcher at MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC), where he supervises and conducts WCAG 2.0 evaluations and works on grant-funded research. His current research at UARC focuses on making voting in elections more accessible to people with disabilities. UARC is located in the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement (UOE).

Finally, Graham serves as the Digital Communications and Networking Coordinator for the EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation at the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED). He is involved in all facets of the project, but is primarily responsible for managing the project's data collection, communications, and website. CCED is also located within UOE.

In addition to these primary roles, Graham serves as the Vice Chair of the MSU Accommodating Technology Community and as the Webmaster for the Power of We Consortium. He is also an active participant in the MSU WebDev CAFE and many other university and community groups.

Graham earned his Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology at Michigan State University. His research was on eye tracking, eye movement control, perception, psycholinguistics, saccadic suppression, and visual attention.

Contact Information

Curriculum Vitarum

Last updated June 4, 2015. (Download PDF)

Professional Experience

  1. 2012–present
    Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University
  2. 2008–present
    Center for Community and Economic Development, Michigan State University
  3. 2008–present
    Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, Michigan State University
    • User Experience Researcher (2009–present)
    • Staff (2008–2009)

Education

  1. 2006
    M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Michigan State University
  2. 2004
    B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology, Binghamton University

Funding

Funded Grants

  1. 2011–2016
    Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (06-66-05711). 10/1/2011–9/30/2016, $2,457,536. LaMore, R. L. (PI), Brown, R. E. (Co-PI), Corey, K. E. (Co-PI), Melcher, J. (Co-PI), Pierce, G. L. (Co-PI), Schweitzer, J. H. (Co-PI).
  2. 2014–2015
    Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Use of Personal Assistive Technologies in Voting (60NANB14D265). 10/1/2014–9/30/2015, $40,343. Swierenga, S. J. (PI), Pierce, G. L., Jackson, J., Blosser, S.
  3. 2013–2014
    Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Enhancement of Accessible Mobile Voting System Standards (70NANB13H150). 10/1/2013–9/30/2014, $70,000. Swierenga, S. J. (PI), Pierce, G. L.
  4. 2013
    Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Accessible Voting Technology Initiative. Smart Voting Joystick for Accessible Voting Machines (EAC110149B/2013004). 2/1/2013–12/31/2013, $26,484. Swierenga, S. J. (PI), Pierce, G. L., Blosser, S.
  5. 2012–2013
    Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Design of Accessible Mobile Voting System Standards (70NANB12H290). 10/1/2012–9/30/2013, $50,344. Swierenga, S. J. (PI), Pierce, G. L.
  6. 2010–2012
    Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Accessible Voting Systems: Usability Performance Test Development (S134110SE0985). 9/22/2010–3/31/2012, $86,421. Seleski, P. (PI, iDoxSolutions), Swierenga, S. J. (PI, MSU), Pierce, G. L., Quesenbery, W., Vanderheiden, G. C.

Fellowships

  1. 2004–2008
    Michigan State University. University Distinguished Fellowship. 8/16/2004–5/15/2008.
  2. 2004–2008
    National Science Foundation. Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT). 8/16/2004–5/15/2008.

Service

University Organizations and Service

  1. 2013–present
  2. 2010–present
    Michigan State University IT Exchange
  3. 2009–present
    Michigan State University Accommodating Technology Community for Advising, Facilitating, and Enabling
    • Vice Chair (2013–present)
    • Webmaster (2010–present)
  4. 2009–present
  5. 2010–2015
    Michigan State University Web Accessibility Working Group
  6. 2011–2012
    Committee on Institutional Cooperation IT Technology Collaboration, IT Accessibility & Usability Group
  7. 2011–2012
    Michigan State University Mobile Community
  8. 2010–2011
    Michigan State University Instructional Computing and Technology Community for Advising, Facilitating, and Enabling

Community Organizations and Service

  1. 2010–present
    Keystone Homeowners Association Board of Directors
    • Vice President (2010–present)
    • Webmaster (2010–present)
  2. 2009–present
    Power of We Consortium
    • Webmaster (2011–present)
  3. 2008–present
    Power of We Consortium Community Data Committee
    • Webmaster (2011–present)
  4. 2012
  5. 2010–2012
    Michigan Rural Network

Conference and Event Planning Committees

  1. 2012–present
    Innovate Michigan! Summit Planning Committee
  2. 2009–present
  3. 2009
    CCED Annual Institute Planning Committee
    • Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development 2009 Annual Institute (2009, October 21 & 28). East Lansing, MI.

Grant Review Committees

  1. 2014
    Urban Redevelopment Grant Review Committee, Power of We Consortium

Professional Memberships

  1. 2010–present
  2. 2009–present

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Jackson, J. E., Ismirle, J., Swierenga, S. J., Blosser, S. R., & Pierce, G. L. (in press). Joystick interaction strategies of individuals with dexterity impairments: Observations from the Smart Voting Joystick usability evaluation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  2. Swierenga, S. J., Zantjer, R. S., Jackson, J. E., Ismirle, J., Blosser, S. R., & Pierce, G. L. (in press). Security implications for personal assistive technology in voting. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  3. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Blosser, S. R., Mathew, A., & Jackson, J. E. (2014). Smart Voting Joystick for accessible voting machines. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 2, 144-154. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge.
  4. Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013). From the ground-up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience and Usability, HCII 2013, Part IV, LNCS 8015 (pp. 274–283). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  5. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2013). Accessible voting systems usability measures. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 1, 146-154. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge.
  6. Swierenga, S. J., Sung, J., Pierce, G. L., & Propst, D. B. (2011). Website design and usability assessment implications from a usability study with visually impaired users. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Universal Access in HCI, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6766 (pp. 382–389). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  7. Coursaris, C. K., Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2010). Effects of aesthetics and playfulness on web usability – An empirical investigation. In Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010 Proceedings, 549. Atlanta: Association for Information Systems.
  8. Henderson, J. M., & Pierce, G. L. (2008). Eye movements during scene viewing: Evidence for mixed control of fixation durations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(3), 566–573.
  9. Pierce, G. L., & Henderson, J. M. (2007). The control of fixation duration during scene perception. Visual Cognition, 15(1), 108–112.

Periodical Publications (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2012). Should We Conduct this Usability Study? Ethics Considerations in Evaluations. User Experience, 11(4), 24–25.

Research Technical Reports

  1. Pierce, G. L., Sawaya, S., & Swierenga, S. J. (2015). 2012 MSU Internet Use and Opinion Survey: Results and Analysis. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  2. Pierce, G. L. (2014). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 69 (Fall 2014 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  3. Pierce, G. L., Jackson, J. E., & Swierenga, S. J. (2014). Enhanced User Interface and Interaction Design Standards for Accessible Mobile Voting Systems. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  4. Pierce, G. L. (2014). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 68 (Spring 2014 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  5. Pierce, G. L. (2014). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 67 (Winter 2014 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  6. Pierce, G. L., & Elledge, M. S. (2014). Simplified Protocol for WCAG 2.0 Assessment. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  7. Swierenga, S. J., Ismirle, J., Jackson, J. E., Pierce, G. L., Decloniemaclennan, R., Mathew, A., & Blosser, S. (2013). Smart Voting Joystick for Accessible Voting Machines (AVTI Working Paper #009). Washington, D.C.: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
  8. Pierce, G. L. (2013). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 66 (Summer 2013 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  9. Pierce, G. L., Swierenga, S. J., & Jackson, J. (2013). User Interface and Interaction Design Standards for Accessible Mobile Voting Systems. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  10. Pierce, G. L. (2013). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 65 (Spring 2013 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  11. Pierce, G. L., & Hembroff, L. A. (2013). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 64 (Winter 2013 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  12. Hembroff, L. A., & Pierce, G. L. (2012). Methodological Report: Michigan State University State of the State Survey 63 (Fall 2012 Round). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
  13. Swierenga, S. J, & Pierce, G. L. (2012). Supplement to Testing Usability Performance of Accessible Voting Systems: User Interface Issues Mapped to Specific Systems. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  14. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2012). Testing Usability Performance of Accessible Voting Systems: Final Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  15. Pierce, G. L., Coursaris, C., Elledge, M. E., Mabuza, G., Mulder, D., Sung, J., & Swierenga, S. J. (2011). 2011 MSU Internet Use and Opinion Survey: Results and Analysis. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  16. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., & Propst, D. B. (2011). USACE 2011 Visitors Survey – MSU UARC Pilot Usability Study: Final Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  17. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Quesenbery, W., Vanderheiden, G. C., & Seleski, P. A. (2011). Testing Usability Performance of Voting Systems: Screening, Background, and Post-Study Question Bank. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  18. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2011). Simplified Protocol for WCAG 2.0 Assessment of Documents. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  19. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2011). Simplified Protocol for WCAG 2.0 Assessment. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  20. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Quesenbery, W., Seleski, P. A., & Vanderheiden, G. C. (2010). Testing Usability Performance of Voting Systems: Reference Questionnaires. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  21. LaMore, R. L., Snyder, J. D., & Pierce, G. L. (2009). An Assessment of the Knowledge Economy in Northern Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Center for Community and Economic Development.
  22. Swierenga, S. J., Coursaris, C. K., Pierce, G. L., Roberts, H., & Whitten, P. (2008). Michigan Nutrition Network Grant: Usability and Accessibility of Nutrition and Physical Activity Education Information for Blind and Low Vision Internet Users. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  23. Pierce, G. L. (2006). The time-course of eye movement control in scene perception (Unpublished master's). Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Consulting Technical Reports

*Identifying information redacted in compliance with non-disclosure agreements.

  1. Deaton, P. J., George, M., & Pierce, G. L. (2015, May 15). State of California DWC QME System: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  2. Pierce, G. L., Clark, I., Decloniemaclennan, T., Sommer, A., George, M., & Deaton, P. J. (2015, March 18). [Redacted*] Accessibility Evaluation (Second Round), Batch 5: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  3. Pierce, G. L., & Jackson, J. E. (2015, March 13). [Redacted*] Heading Structure Recommendations. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  4. Pierce, G. L., Clark, I., George, M., Sommer, A., Deaton, P. J. & Decloniemaclennan, T. (2015, March 6). [Redacted*] Accessibility Evaluation (Second Round), Batch 4: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  5. Pierce, G. L., Deaton, P. J., Decloniemaclennan, T., & Sommer, A. (2015, March 4). [Redacted*] Accessibility Evaluation (Second Round), Batch 3: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  6. Pierce, G. L., George, M., Deaton, P. J., Sommer, A., Clark, I., & Jackson, J. E. (2015, February 23). [Redacted*] Accessibility Evaluation (Second Round), Batch 2: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  7. Pierce, G. L., Decloniemaclennan, T., Clark, I., Sommer, A., & Jackson, J. E. (2015, February 12). [Redacted*] Accessibility Evaluation (Second Round), Batch 1: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  8. Jackson, J. E., George, M., & Pierce, G. L. (2015, February 5). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  9. Jackson, J., Deaton, P., Decloniemaclennan, T., George, M., & Pierce, G. L. (2015, January 27). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  10. Pierce, G. L., Jackson, J. E., & Ismirle, J. (2014, November 5). [Redacted*] Product Image Alternative Text Examples. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  11. Pierce, G. L., George, M., & Nemchik, J. (2014, October 28). [Redacted*] Images Accessibility Evaluation. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  12. Deaton, P., Nemchik, J., George, M., Zantjer, R., Casey, C., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, October 17). MSU Eli Broad College of Business: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  13. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, September 2). [Redacted*] Keyboard Accessibility Evaluation 5: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  14. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August 26). [Redacted*] Keyboard Accessibility Evaluation 4: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  15. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August 18). [Redacted*] Keyboard Accessibility Evaluation 3: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  16. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August 12). [Redacted*] Keyboard Accessibility Evaluation 2: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  17. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August 4). [Redacted*] Keyboard Accessibility Evaluation 1: [Redacted*]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  18. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, July 11). MSU Web Accessibility Development Site: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  19. Nemchik, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, June 24). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  20. Nemchik, J., Maclennan, R., Decloniemaclennan, T., Deaton, P., Casey, C., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, May 23). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  21. Nemchik, J., Decloniemaclennan, T., Deaton, P., Casey, C., Decloniemaclennan, R., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, April 25). MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences Website: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  22. Ismirle, J., Swierenga, S. J. , & Pierce, G. L. (2013, March 11). State of California Department of Workers Compensation PDFs: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  23. Pierce, G. L., Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013, January 24). Corps Lakes Visitors Mobile Application/Website: Mobile Survey Report, V1.1. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  24. Propst, D. L., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., & Jeong, E. (2013, January 23). Lake Discovery Usability and Aesthetics Internet Survey of USACE Park Rangers and Managers Final Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  25. Pierce, G. L., Elledge, M. S., & Swierenga, S. J. (2012, December 19). Curam 5.2 Review: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  26. Jackson, J., Pierce, G. L., & Swierenga, S. J. (2012, August 10). Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) Website: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  27. Pierce, G. L., & Elledge, M. S. (2012, April 6). HealthPlus of Michigan: Usability Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  28. Pierce, G. L., & Swierenga, S. J. (2012, April 3). HealthPlus of Michigan: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  29. Elledge, M. S., Sung, J. E., Pierce, G. L., & Swierenga, S. J. (2011, October 7). MSU Physical Plant Energy Dashboard: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  30. Pierce, G. L., Sung, J. E., Elledge, M. S., & Swierenga, S. J. (2011, September 26). Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Heuristic Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  31. Coursaris, C. K., Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2011, August 31). Corps Lakes Gateway Mobile Application/Website: Focus Group Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  32. Elledge, M. S., Pierce, G. L., & Sung, J. E. (2011, May 11). [Redacted*]: JAWS Accessibility Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  33. Pierce, G. L., Elledge, M. S., & Sung, J. E. (2011, March 25b). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  34. Pierce, G. L., Elledge, M. S., & Sung, J. E. (2011, March 25a). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  35. Pierce, G. L. & Elledge, M. S. (2010, October 26). EBSP HCM Application with SAP Portal: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  36. Elledge, M. S., Sung, J. E., Pierce, G. L., & Fortino, J. (2010, October 14). [Redacted*] Hotel Site: Wireframe Usability Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  37. Pierce, G. L. & Swierenga, S. J. (2010, October 8). [Redacted*] School [Redacted*] Home Page: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  38. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., & Sung, J. E. (2010, September 3). Yale New Haven Health FEMA Course: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  39. Pierce, G. L., Elledge, M. S., & Sung, J. E. (2010, May 21). [Redacted*] Search and Retrieval Application: Usability Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
  40. Elledge, M. S., Pierce, G. L., Roberts, H., & Swierenga, S. J. (2010, March 1). Michigan State University Website: Round II Usability Test: Final Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  41. Elledge, M. S., Pierce, G. L., Sung, J. E., & Swierenga, S. J. (2010, February 17). Kuali Financial Systems FINTST Website: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report--Revised. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  42. Swierenga, S. J., Sung, J. E., & Pierce, G. L. (2009, October 30). Michigan Workforce Background Check Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  43. Pierce, G. L., Sung, J. E., & Elledge, M. S. (2009, September 25). [Redacted*]: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  44. Pierce, G. L., Roberts, H., & Elledge, M. S. (2009, June 22). MSU Physical Plant: Usability Test Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  45. Pierce, G. L., Roberts, H., Sung, J. E., & Elledge, M. S. (2009, April 21). [Redacted*] Search and Retrieval Application: Usability Test Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  46. Pierce, G. L., Elledge, M. S., & Swierenga, S. J. (2009, March 23). Michigan State University Website: Usability Test Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  47. Elledge, M. S., Pierce, G. L., Sung, J. E., & Swierenga, S. J. (2008, November 18). Kuali Financial Systems FINTST Websites: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  48. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2008, October 31). Michigan.gov Website Redesign: Front End Data Analysis: Customer Satisfaction Survey Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  49. Swierenga, S. J., Roberts, H., & Pierce, G. L. (2008, October 31). Michigan.gov Website Redesign: Front End Data Analysis: User Interface Heuristic Evaluation Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.
  50. Pierce, G. L., & Swierenga, S. J. (2008, October 15). Housing & Food Services/Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Websites: Accessibility Compliance Evaluation Report: Round 2 Response (Updated Review). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability & Accessibility Center.

Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

  1. Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013, July). From the ground-up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, NV.
  2. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2013, February). Accessible voting systems usability measures. Presented at the 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. Los Angeles, CA: CSU Northridge.
  3. Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Perales, M. K. (2011, November). Usability and aesthetics of an outdoor recreation knowledge management website. Presented at the National Recreation and Park Association 2011 Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
  4. Swierenga, S. J., Sung, J., Pierce, G. L., & Propst, D. B. (2011, July). Website design and usability assessment implications from a usability study with visually impaired users. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Orlando, FL.
  5. Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., Pierce, G. L., & Sung, J. E. (2011, June). Impact of visual impairments on the duration of usability tests. Presented at the Usability Professionals' Association International Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Coursaris, C. K., Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2010, August). Effects of aesthetics and playfulness on web usability – An empirical investigation. Presented at the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru.
  7. Swierenga, S. J., Coursaris, C. K., Whitten, P., Pierce, G. L., & Roberts, H. (2008, November). Usability and accessibility of nutrition information for blind and low vision Internet users. Poster presented at the 4th Annual World Usability Day, East Lansing, MI.
  8. Pierce, G. L., & Altmann, E. M. (2007, November). Recovery from visual disruptions in reading and scene viewing: Evidence from saccade hazard rates. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Long Beach, CA.
  9. Henderson, J. M., Pierce, G. L., & Smith, T. J. (2007, August). Fixation durations during scene viewing. Invited symposium talk at the 14th European Conference on Eye Movements, Potsdam, Germany.
  10. Pierce, G. L., & Henderson, J. M. (2006, November). The control of fixation duration during scene perception. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Houston, TX.
  11. Patson, N. D., Pierce, G. L., Bartek, B., Ferreira, F., & Henderson, J. M. (2005, March). The influence of concurrent linguistic information on fixation patterns during natural scene viewing. Poster presented at the 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Tucson, AZ.

Invited Presentations

  1. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2015, January). MSU Web Accessibility Policy: Overview and Implications. Presented to the Michigan State University President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, East Lansing, MI.
  2. Pierce, G. L. (2014, December). An Accessibility Evaluator's Toolbox. Presented at the Michigan State University WebDev CAFE Forum, East Lansing, MI.
  3. Pierce, G. L. (2014, October). Update on MSU Web Accessibility Policy. Presented at the Michigan State University IT Exchange, East Lansing, MI.
  4. Swierenga, S. J., Deaton, P., Jackson, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August). Creating Accessible Documents. Presented at the 2014 Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement Annual Strategic Review, East Lansing, MI.
  5. Granberry Russell, P., & Pierce, G. L. (2014, August). Web Accessibility Policy. Presented at the Michigan State University IT Exchange, East Lansing, MI.
  6. Decloniemaclennan, R., Nemchik, J., Ismirle, J., Jackson, J., Pierce, G. L., Swierenga, S. (2014, March). Research-based mobile usability and accessibility guidelines. Presented at the 29th Annual CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
  7. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Blosser, S. R., Matthew, A., Decloniemaclennan, R., & Jackson, J. E. (2014, March). Smart Voting Joystick for accessible voting machines. Presented at the 29th Annual CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
  8. Pierce, G. L. (2014, March). The importance of higher education to Michigan's economic future. Presented to the Michigan College Access Network Board of Directors, Lansing, MI.
  9. Swierenga, S. J., Ismirle, J., Jackson, J. E., Pierce, G. L., Decloniemaclennan, R., Mathew, A., & Blosser, S. (2014, January). Piloting accessible voting technology in the field: Smart Voting Joystick [Webinar]. In NIST Accessible Voting Technology Webinar Series. Gaithersburg, MD: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  10. Pierce, G. L. (2013, April). Community Data Committee. Presented at the Power of We Consortium Community Breakfast, Lansing, MI.
  11. Swierenga, S. J., Blosser, S., Pierce, G. L., Chen, Y, Dennis, T., Pence, T., Rashidian, B., & Yang, J. (2013, April). Voting with Joy: Student project to create a Smart Voting Joystick for Accessible Voting. Poster presented at the EAC/NIST Accessible Voting Technology Research Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD.
  12. Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2013, April). Testing usability performance of accessible voting systems. Poster presented at the EAC/NIST Accessible Voting Technology Research Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD.
  13. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., & Blosser, S. (2013, April). Smart Voting Joystick. Presented at the EAC/NIST Accessible Voting Technology Research Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD.
  14. Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jackson, J., & Decloniemaclennan, R. (2013, April). Accessible mobile voting systems. Presented at the EAC/NIST Accessible Voting Technology Research Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD.
  15. Pierce, G. L. (2010, May). Evaluating website accessibility. Presented at the State of Michigan User Experience Awareness Day, Lansing, MI.
  16. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2010, May). Retrofitting websites for accessibility. Presented at AccessU, Austin, TX.
  17. Pierce, G. L., & Elledge, M. S. (2010, May). Where do we go from here? WCAG 2.0, ARIA and Accessible AJAX. Presented at AccessU, Austin, TX.
  18. Pierce, G. L. (2009, November). WCAG 2.0: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Presented at the 5th Annual World Usability Day, East Lansing, MI.
  19. Pierce, G. L. (2009, July). Knowledge Economy Indicators Report. Presented at Future/Innovation Research Strategies Team Quarterly Meeting, Traverse City, MI.
  20. Miel-Uken, J., & Pierce, G. L. (2009, January). Development of a Regional Knowledge Economy Index. Presented at Northwest Michigan's Transition to the Knowledge Economy, Traverse City, MI.
  21. Pierce, G. L. (2009, January). Knowledge Economy Index. Presented at Growing the Knowledge Economy in Northeast Michigan, Hillman, MI.
  22. Pierce, G. L. (2008, February). Recovery from visual disruptions: Evidence from saccade hazard rates. Presented at the Michigan State University Psychology Department Cognitive Forum, East Lansing, MI.
  23. Pierce, G. L. (2006, December). The control of fixation duration during scene perception and reading. Presented at the Michigan State University Psychology Department Cognitive Forum, East Lansing, MI.
  24. Pierce, G. L., Patson, N. D., Bartek, B., Ferreira, F., & Henderson, J. M. (2005, October). The influence of concurrent linguistic information on fixation patterns during natural scene viewing. Presented at the Michigan State University Psychology Department Cognitive Forum, East Lansing, MI.
  25. Pierce, G. L., Rederstorff, J. C., & Agafonova, I. (2005, May). Semantic manipulation of plural pronoun antecedent resolution. Poster presented at the 2005 Michigan State University Psycholinguistics Course Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Guest Lectures

  1. Pierce, G. L. (2013, October). Survey sample estimation and management. Guest lecture presented to Survey Operations Skills Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  2. Pierce, G. L. (2013, February). Smart Voting Joystick. Guest lecture presented to Electrical and Computer Engineering 100: Introduction to Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  3. Pierce, G. L. (2010, November). Intro to research statistics: Background and basic testing. Guest lecture presented to Telecommunication 450: Human Computer Interaction and Experience Design, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  4. Pierce, G. L. (2009, September). Research statistics: Background and basic testing. Guest lecture presented to Telecommunication 450: Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Workshops

  1. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2011, August). Accessibility workshop. Workshop conducted for Western Michigan University faculty and staff, East Lansing, MI.
  2. Elledge, M. S., & Pierce, G. L. (2010, July). Accessibility evaluation in the 2.0 World. Workshop conducted at Internet User Experience 2010, Ann Arbor, MI.
  3. Pierce, G. L. (2007, July). Programming eyetracking experiments in Experiment Builder. Workshop conducted at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
  4. Pierce, G. L. (2005, September). Creating web pages in standards-compliant XHTML. Workshop conducted at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Media Interviews and Appearances

  1. Annual technology survey to track MSU trends. (2011, October 27). Michigan State University Today. Retrieved from http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2011/annual-technology-survey-to-track-msu-trends/
  2. Hayhoe, B. (2011, October 18). Poll finds dissatisfaction with msu.edu. The State News. Retrieved from http://statenews.com/index.php/article/2011/10/poll_finds_dissatisfaction_with_msu.edu

Websites

  1. 2011–present
    MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation. http://www.reicenter.org/
  2. 2011–present
    Power of We Consortium. http://www.powerofwe.org/
  3. 2011–present
    Power of We Consortium Indicators of Community Well-Being. http://www.powerofwe.org/indicatordata/
  4. 2010–present
    Keystone Homeowners Association. http://www.keystonehomeowners.org/
  5. 2010–present
    MSU Accommodating Technology Community. http://www.msu.edu/~atc/
  6. 2009–2011
    Planning in the Knowledge Economy. http://www.knowledgeplanning.org/