This week’s dub meeting is not to be missed!
*Where:* EEB 403 (directions below)
*When:* August 5th, 12-1:20PM
*Who:* Axel Roesler (IxD)
Food will be provided!
SPEAKER: Axel Roesler
TITLE: Recent Projects in Interaction Design
The Interaction Design concentration at the Division of Design, School of Art moves into its fifth year beginning this fall. Axel Roesler will talk about some of the projects that were developed in the Interaction Design sequence ART383, ART 483, and ART484, graduate work in Interaction Design, and research trajectories.
What are some of the lessons learned in the interdisciplinary design studio environment that brings together students from various University of Washington departments to envision the future of interactions? IxD studios have provided platforms for the collaboration between students in Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design, Human Centered Design and Engineering, the iSchool, and Computer Science and Engineering, among other departments. What are the implications for curriculum development, research directions, feedback from students, and industry response?
Come to this talk to learn more about recent collaborative projects such as the recent Microsoft Design Expo 2009 http://depts.washington.edu/ixd/ and the commercial flight deck of the future with the Boeing Flight Deck Concept Center. If you are interested in design, join us in developing a big picture of the many promising directions that emerge at the intersections of design and HCI.
Axel Roesler received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems Engineering with a specialization in Human-centered Design from The Ohio State University. He also holds an M.F.A in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University and a Diplom in Industrial Design (equivalent to M.A.) from Burg Giebichenstein, Hochschule für Kunst und Design (University of Art and Design) in Halle, Germany.
His research interests include the interactive, visual, and dynamic display of information and the impact of innovation in everyday life and expert domains. Areas of application are information visualization, coordination of perspectives on data, and user experience design.
Recent research projects address interaction design challenges for the real-time documentation during emergency response, new concepts for interacting with procedural online instructions, and an interface framework to control perspectives in dynamic spatial settings. Industry partners and research collaborators include Boeing, Microsoft, Group Health, and the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies at the UW School of Medicine.