Impact from the Mobile Experiences for Tourism Showcase RIT 11.15.2012

A huge congratulations to all the masters students last Thursday night Mobile Experiences for Tourism (MET) Showcase! The CEOs from Genesee Village Country Museum and VisitRochester had nothing but praise. Ontario county tourism representatives were too, massively impressed! VisitRochester said that we are on the cusp of a great opportunity to champion mobile tourism in … Continue reading Impact from the Mobile Experiences for Tourism Showcase RIT 11.15.2012

Publication – Location as Interaction: Exploring Blended Spaces in the Global Village

Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Rochester Institute of Technology, USA have been collaborating in the digital tourism domain. We have been leveraging Blended Theory and mobile interactions to develop novel services for prospective RIT freshmen visiting the RIT campus. Our paper has been acepted to Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage (HCITOCH 2012)  conference in Venice, … Continue reading Publication – Location as Interaction: Exploring Blended Spaces in the Global Village

RIT’s Mobile Experiences for Tourism, Fall Quarter 2012

The MS HCI program at RIT is offering Mobile Experiences for Tourism this Fall Quarter 2012. Last year, our MS students worked closely with Eastman Kodak Company and Eastern National from the National Parks Services. This year, students will conduct interaction design research with Visit Rochester (the official tourism organization of the Greater Rochester, NY … Continue reading RIT’s Mobile Experiences for Tourism, Fall Quarter 2012

Summer Research: Mobile Tourism Ecosystem in New York and Italy

Tonight we are organizing a UX workshop with designers from the Experience Interaction Design Studio at RIT. We are researching the scalability of our Mobile Tourism Ecosystem Project to three locations. The Historic High Falls District (Rochester, NY)  Genoa Study Abroad Program RIT (Genoa, Italy) Our research, design and development in these three locations are … Continue reading Summer Research: Mobile Tourism Ecosystem in New York and Italy

Usability Testing Completed for the Global Village Prototype – for now…

Last night we were presented the results of a 10 week usability test for our location-based prototype in the Global Village at RIT. The project initiative is a part of a larger digital tourism ecosystem of products and services at RIT. The MS HCI students of the Usability Testing Class were faced with challenges. How … Continue reading Usability Testing Completed for the Global Village Prototype – for now…

Usability Testing for the Mobile Tourism Ecosystem Project

On Friday the 4/13/2012 from 12pm till 3pm we will be conducting our first Mobile Experiences for Tourism  usability test in the Global Village at RIT. We are testing our GPS User Interface with prospective RIT freshmen and their families. Please come out and experience our mobile tourism service for yourself. Look for our welcome … Continue reading Usability Testing for the Mobile Tourism Ecosystem Project

Google Maps 8-bit for NES and Bug Fixing

This video is yet another example that makes Google  Epic. Not only does it honor one of the greatest computer systems invented - the Nintendo Entertainment System, it also demonstrates just how easy bug fixes were in the 80's and 90's.  If only HTML 5 bug fixing in Windows Explorer was as easy. As an … Continue reading Google Maps 8-bit for NES and Bug Fixing

Designing towards NordiCHI 2012

Between the two independent studies, courses: Mobile Experiences for Tourism, User Experience Scholarship Seminar, Intro to HCI and Usability Engineering, we are shooting to publish in NORDICHI 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. The challenge is high but we are focusing our research and tying for a RIT HCI presence in Scandinavia this year!  NORDCHI is one of … Continue reading Designing towards NordiCHI 2012

Digital tourism and user experience design becoming a research focus at RIT

In the fall of 2011, I created a new course through the MS HCI program at Rochester Institute of Technology called Mobile Experiences for Tourism (MET). This course was developed with participation from the Eastern National Parks, Eastman Kodak Company and Edinburgh Napier University in the UK. Our course successfully designed solutions for several tourism … Continue reading Digital tourism and user experience design becoming a research focus at RIT

The User Experience Scholarship Seminar at RIT

New Course at RIT: User Experience Scholarship Seminar is a team-centered scholarship course for any preexisting project/prototype in the HCI domain. The primary goal of this course is aimed at how to evaluate existing research projects/prototypes and prepare them for peer reviewed and disseminated ACM publication. Graduate students will be researching their project domains and … Continue reading The User Experience Scholarship Seminar at RIT