Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences (CLUE) is a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funded industry-based Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program offered through 3 Universities and more than 30 industry participants.

The Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences (CLUE) CREATE project will train Canada’s future leaders in HCI. Our long term goal is to improve our trainees’ capabilities across the disciplinary boundaries facilitated via a number of short term objectives that will provide additional training with workshops and mini-courses above and beyond the training they currently receive. The CLUE program will culminate with an internship based in usability experiences. This applied learning will enhance job prospects, as practical experience is a valuable asset in securing a job.


Robert Biddle

Sonia Chiasson

Stephen Fai

Lois Frankel

Nicholas Graham

Chris Herdman

Bill Kapralos

Alex Ramirez



Experiential Learning to Teach User Experience in Higher Education in Past 20 Years: A Scoping Review

Jin Kang, Noemi Roestel, Audrey Girouard

Frontiers in Computer Science: Human-Media Interaction, Special Issue on Teaching and Learning Human-Computer Interaction (HCI): Current and Emerging Practices, 2022


Impact of UX Internships on Human-computer Interaction Graduate Students: A Qualitative Analysis of Internship Reports

Jin Kang, Audrey Girouard

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), 2022


Program Stakeholders’ Experience of a UX Graduate Training Program

Jin Kang, Audrey Girouard

Journal of User Experience, 2022


Reducing the UX Skill Gap Through Experiential Learning: Description and Initial Assessment of Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences Program

Audrey Girouard, Jin Kang

Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2021, 2021


Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences: Improving UX Training through Experiential Learning

Audrey Girouard, Robert Biddle, Sonia Chiasson, Stephen Fai, Lois Frankel, Nicholas Graham, Chris Herdman, Bill Kapralos, Alex Ramirez

Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference, 2019