Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Title: Interface and Mind

Speaker: W. Bradford Paley, Digital Image Design and Columbia University

Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


An emerging interaction design methodology will be presented; it addresses the benefits of incorporating domain-specific knowledge into the interface. The talk will present several real-world examples, exposing how findings from Visual Perception, Psycholinguistics, and Cognitive Science can be applied to the design process. Tying the design process back to science can help us to understand why current standard-widget toolkits are suboptimal for many domains. It can also inform the development of tools and intellectual approaches valuable at various stages of design.

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