Our First iPhD!

Congratulations to Najla Mouchrek, our (and VT’s) first indepenedent/interdisciplinary PhD!

Najla’s dissertation, Empowerment in the transition to adulthood: supporting career exploration in college using participatory design, was completed and successfully defended on May 8.

Her research was an interdisciplinary study of empowerment in emerging adulthood and application of design-based processes to support college student developmental outcomes, including:

  • Construction of a theoretical model of developmental empowerment in the transition to adulthood.
  • Online survey with VT students about empowering experiences in college
  • Development and implementation of a participatory design-based intervention for Virginia Tech first-year students exploring career options

HCD Courses, Fall 2019

Will Makowski, newest official HCD iPhD

Congratulations to Will Maowski for having his iPhD proposal passed and becoming an official iPhD student. His proposal, First Principles Approach to Design: Exploring the relationships between Accident Scenarios, Biomechanics of Injury and the whole Product Development Life Cycle, is to work on the design of helmets. His interdisciplinary committee is Dr. Thomas L. Martin (Co-chair) ECE/CoE & Director of Strategic and Creative Initiatives ICAT, Prof. Andy Schaudt (Co-chair) Management/Business & Project Director Automated Vehicle Systems VTTI, Prof. Brook Kennedy – Industrial Design/CAUS, Dr. Steve Rowson – Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics/CoE, Dr. Christopher Williams – ME/CoE



HCD Spring 2019 Poster Session


All are invited to the Spring HCD Research Poster Session in 251 Moss Art Center on Friday 2019.04.26 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Come see the wide variety of topics and approaches to human centered design our interdisciplinary students are working on.


HCD @ the regular Hack ‘n Snack (Friday’s 2-5)

I want to invite all HCD (and HCD-inclined) students to use the Hack ‘n Snack space and time as our hangout.  (It also happens to be Steve’s regular office hours….)

So here are the particulars:

Hack:

  • Where: 253 Moss Art Center
  • When: 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • What: a space to get some work done and meet, often informally. The space has a slight studio vibe where overhearing other awareness-based knowing is valued.
  • Who: faculty and enthusiastic students who want to work on socio-technical systems, critical design, VR/AR ideas, human centered design, and other interdisciplinary-based work

Snack:

  • Around 4:30 or 5:00, we retreat to the Tap House (or equivalent).  The HCI Center buys the snack, and the individuals pay for their own drinks.

 

HCD Courses, Spring 2019

The following courses are (tentatively) offered Spring 2019. Note that some are listed as time “TBD” and/or taught by “Staff”:

CORE COURSES (both required)
GRAD 5134: Topics in Interdisciplinary Research (when HCD topic is offered) not offered this semester
CS 5724: Models and Theories of Human-Computer Interaction not offered this semester





DESIGN STUDIES ART 5524: Topics in Human Centered Design (studio): Adv Motion graphics Tu Th 3:30PM 5:25PM Zach Duer
ART 1234 (5xxx number TBA): Design for Non-Majors Tu Th 3:30PM 6:15PM Jeff Joiner
ENGE 5024: Design in Engineering Education and Practice not offered this semester
STS 6614: Adv. TS: (Cultures of Design; Origins of Innovation) not offered this semester





UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE CS/ISE 5714: Usability Engineering Tu Th 2:00-3:15 Scott McCrickard
CS 5734: Computer-Supported Collaborative Work not offered this semester
EDIT 5234: Intro to the Learning Sciences not offered this semester
ENGE 5404: Assessment Techniques in Engineering Education M 9:05-11:50 Reid
ISE 5604: Human Information Processing I not offered this semester
ISE 6984: Cognitive Task and Work Analysis not offered this semester
PSYC 5354: Information Processing not offered this semester
STS 6244: TS: History, Culture, and Politics of the Internet not offered this semester





DESIGN REALIZATION ART 5704: TS: Grad Game Design M W 12:30-2:15 Wallace Santos-Lages
ART 5714: TS: Creative Code for Art & Design; TS: Interaction Design Tu Th 5:30-7:15 Zach Duer
CS 5764: Information Visualization not offered this semester
CS 5774: User Interface Software not offered this semester
ECE 5564: Wearable + Ubiquitous Computing TBA Staff
EDIT 5614: Digitally Mediated Learning not offered this semester
EDIT 5624: Interactive Learning Media, Arts, and Design Th 1:00-3:30 Johnson
EDIT 5634: Interactive Learning Media Development not offered this semester
ENGL 5074: Introduction to Digital Humanities not offered this semester
ENGL 6344: Rhetoric in Digital Environments not offered this semester
ISE 6604: Human Factors in Visual Display Systems Tu Th 12:30-1:45 Joe Gabbard
ISE 6614: Human Computer Systems Tu Th 3:30-4:45 Joe Gabbard
ME 5644: Rapid Prototyping Tu Th 9:30-11:45 Zheng

IGEP Fall 2018 Reception

All HCD students and faculty are invited to the Fall 2018 IGEP Reception on Wednesday Oct 10 @ 5:30 to 7:30 in the GLC Ballroom.

Please RSVP to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_blmXL43XgusJTYV

New HCD iPhD students

The Human Centered Design program is pleased to welcome William Makowski who is initially working with Tom Martin and Caroline Connell who is working with Carlos Evia as new independent PhD students.

 

HCD Courses Offered in Fall 2018

The following courses are (tentatively) offered this Fall. Note that some are listed as time “TBD” and/or taught by “Staff”:

CORE COURSES (both required)
GRAD 5134: Topics in Interdisciplinary Research (when HCD topic is offered) Tu 6:30 – 9:15 Steve Harrison
CS 5724: Models and Theories of Human-Computer Interaction Tu 3:30 – 6:15 Steve Harrison 





DESIGN STUDIES ART 5524: Topics in Human Centered Design (studio): Adv Motion graphics MW 12:20-2:25 Simone Paterson
ART 1234 (5xxx number TBA): Design for Non-Majors TBA  Joiner
ENGE 5024: Design in Engineering Education and Practice Th 12:30 – 3:15  Staff
STS 6614: Adv. TS: (Cultures of Design; Origins of Innovation) not offered this semester





UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE CS/ISE 5714: Usability Engineering not offered this semester
CS 5734: Computer-Supported Collaborative Work not offered this semester
EDIT 5234: Intro to the Learning Sciences M 1:00 – 3:50  Kathy Cenemo
ENGE 5404: Assessment Techniques in Engineering Education not offered this semester
ISE 5604: Human Information Processing I M/W/F 10:10 – 11:00 Joe Gabbard
ISE 6984: Cognitive Task and Work Analysis not offered this semester
PSYCH 5354: Information Processing not offered this semester
STS 6244: TS: History, Culture, and Politics of the Internet not offered this semester





DESIGN REALIZATION ART 5714: TS: Creative Code for Art & Design; TS: Interaction Design TBA  Staff
CS 5764: Information Visualization Tu/Th 12:30-1:45 Chris North
CS 5774: User Interface Software Tu/Th 9:30-10:45  Kurt Luther
CS 6724: Advanced Topics In Human – Computer Interaction: Research Through Design Th 5:00 – 8:15  Staff
ECE 5564: Wearable + Ubiquitous Computing not offered this semester
EDIT 5614: Digitally Mediated Learning not offered this semester
EDIT 5624: Interactive Learning Media, Arts, and Design on line KB Potter
EDIT 5634: Interactive Learning Media Development not offered this semester
ENGL 5074: Introduction to Digital Humanities M / W 4:00 – 5:15  A Reed
ENGL 6344: Rhetoric in Digital Environments not offered this semester
ISE 6604: Human Factors in Visual Display Systems not offered this semester
ISE 6614: Human Computer Systems not offered this semester
ME 5644: Rapid Prototyping Tu / Th 9:30 – 10:45  Chris WIlliams

In VT News: “Human-centered design is key to forming partnerships for large-scale conservation success”

Our HCD Faculty affiliate, Michael Sorice, is featured in a front page story on VT News:

Human-centered design is key to forming partnerships for large-scale conservation success

Accoding to Sorice, in natural resources, Human-Centered Design is where “participants’ needs are given the same weight as the resource’s needs during the design phase of the program”. Our interdisciplianry program in HCD brings together faculty and students who explore and develop approaches to addressingthe world’s problems by putting people and their values first. To read more, see the article here.