17. July 2019 - 14:00 till 15:00
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IFE Distinguished Visitor Lecture | Novel prototyping methods for emerging contexts | Dr Scott Davidoff | QUT Gardens Point | Wednesday, 17. July 2019

OVERVIEW
Novel prototyping methods for emerging contexts
The prototyping techniques that evolved to ensure researchers develop appropriate technical interventions for the desktop, often struggle to provide comparable insights when developing for today's emerging technology contexts -- e.g. VR, AR, Internet of Things, data science and visualization. This talk will share examples of adapting prototyping techniques to these contexts, and how they help researchers rapidly explore problem spaces despite lacking basic design patterns, and to converge on more optimal solutions.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Scott DavidoffManager, Human Interfaces Group, Mission Operations, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Dr. Scott Davidoff leads design and development of the user interfaces used to command all NASA/JPL spacecraft. He manages NASA/JPL's Data Visualization Program, and leads NASA's infusion of Human-Centered Design into space mission engineering, building on the numerous lightweight prototyping methods he introduced that now form part of Design and HCI curricula across academia. He sits on program committees for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA. Dr. Davidoff has a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, an MS in Computer Science (Research), and an M.HCI in Human-Computer Interaction (Practice), all from Carnegie Mellon.

This lecture supports IFE's research on IntelliSensing and Embracing the Digital Age.