T4: A Cognitive Approach to Interactive System Design
Full day tutorial for NordiCHI 2002 in Aarhus in October 2002.
Michael Atwood, Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology
You will learn how to successfully design and improve useful and useable interactive systems by being able to answer the following questions.
A successful start to designing useful and useable systems involves three phases:
This tutorial is intended for anyone who is or who will be part of a team that designs and develops interactive systems to support complex human work or problem solving. The objectives of this tutorial are to provide attendees with the skills needed to ask and answer questions about how the people who will use the system think about their tasks and their work.
Brief lectures, discussion, as well as "minds on" and group exercises.
Dr. Atwood joined the faculty at Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology as a Professor in the Fall of 1998. His teaching and research interests include human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Atwood worked in industry, primarily as a manager of several research and development groups that successfully used the development of useful and useable systems as the basis for research programs. Dr. Atwood's earliest publications were influential in defining the field now known as human-computer interaction and he continues an active role in developing the field of HCI and the international HCI community.