Jodi Forlizzi, CMU Photo

Jodi Forlizzi, CMU

April 21, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
ITW (1.350)
2133 Sheridan Rd. Evanston , IL 60208

Interdisciplinary Design Talk

Abstract

Design in its most simple definition is human influence on artifacts, environments, services, and systems in the world. Design is important for the functional, aesthetic, social, and emotional aspects of products, but also for ascertaining how technology best fits human needs. In this talk, I will share insights from bringing design to HCI research and product development. I will use examples from my work and the work of my lab to show the benefit bringing design to HCI, and the power of design and design research as its own intellectual discipline within the context of other disciplines.

Bio

Jodi Forlizzi is an Associate Professor of Design and Human-Computer Interaction and the A. Nico Habermann Chair of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an interaction designer contributing to design theory and practice. Her theoretical research examines theories of experience, emotion, and social product use as they relate to interaction design. Other research and practice centers on notification systems ranging from peripheral displays to embodied robots, with a special focus on the social behavior evoked by these systems.).

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