Blended Interactions Workshop

On Thursday, October 3rd from 1:30pm to 5pm, the Blended Interactions Studio in concert with the GCCIS IST department will be hosting the Blended Interactions Workshop. Researchers from Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and RIT’s MS Human Computer Interaction program will showcase their latest evaluated interaction designContinue reading “Blended Interactions Workshop”

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 tourismContinue reading “Digital tourism and user experience design becoming a research focus at RIT”

Winners of the Experience IXD Competition at RIT 2.29.2012

Congratulations to all MS students of the Usability Engineering class for a great night of innovative interaction design. AWARD WINNERS: Best Wizard of OZ: Exercise to Socialize: Encouraging Peer Relations in the Fitness Center Best Use Case Scenario: Teaching Children Energy Conservation Using a Plush Toy Best Wireframe UI/Prototype: Enhancing Neighborhood Events through Mobile AugmentationContinue reading “Winners of the Experience IXD Competition at RIT 2.29.2012”

Experience IXD :: RIT Innovation Center :: 2.29.12 :: 4-7pm EST

I am happy to announce Experience IXD at the Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation Center on 2.29.12 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm EST. All are welcome. This judged event will show case MS HCI student interaction design strategies for new & novel products, systems and services. The panel of judges are from Eastman Kodak, the Saunders BusinessContinue reading “Experience IXD :: RIT Innovation Center :: 2.29.12 :: 4-7pm EST”

Divergent Thinking and HCI Classes

On the first day of each HCI course I teach, I consistently do one thing – I show the video, “Changing Education Paradigms” by Sir Ken Robinson. My rational for having my students view this video is three fold: [a] Sir Robinson clearly illustrates current educational philosophy while we generate students for a wildly unpredictableContinue reading “Divergent Thinking and HCI Classes”