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We discussed this at the most recent meeting, but I think it would really be an awesome way for this collaboration area to create options for helping groups conduct user testing. One thing that would be great is if we could have different types of focus groups - one that includes scientists, and one that only includes people with no scientific background. The latter is an extremely important distinction for testing many of the products that my group creates - we often want them to be usable by lay audiences but using scientists to test the products does not give the right perspective.

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    Hi Platt, Lindsay R, I think this is a good idea as well. I have started a "Collaboration Area Member Introduction" forum topic. I have asked members to self-identify whether they are interested in being or willing to be a test user for a user study/usability testing that is organized through the collaboration area. Based on the people who sign up, we can review and determine how we might be able to identify/recruit additional users. If you have any additional suggestions, please also add them to this discuss thread. Thanks!