Lecture by Prof. James D. Foley

Title: User Experience Design
Date and Time: 10:00 - 12:00 am, Friday, October 10, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall, Office Building, Software Campus

Speaker: Prof. James D. Foley
Date and Time: 10:00 - 12:00 am, Friday, October 10, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall, Office Building, Software Campus
Host: Prof. Baoquan Chen

Title: User Experience Design

User Experience Design (also know as UX Design or User Interface Design or HumanComputer Interaction Design) is a process of creating computationally enabled experiences.
In this talk we overview the methods and tools typically used in developing successful User Experiences. Many companies today succeed or fail based on the User Experience provided to the customers for their products or services. Apple, for example, has a tradition of providing a positive UX. Some companies introduce software or hardware devices that fail because of a bad UX.
The computer-oriented domains in which UX matters are broad and varied, and include Traditional desk-top GUIs and applications; Mobile devices tablets, smart phonesboth hardware and overall user interaction methods as well as specific applications; Wearable devices ­ watches, activity monitors, glasses,  VR and AR headgear;  Home applications – security, automation, energy usage monitoring,  entertainment;  Automotive applications – entertainment, directions, partial automation & safety; Toys smart dolls, speak and spell, smart phone or table controlled vehicles. Topics overviewed during this two-hour session are: Overall UX design process, and why it matters;Breadth of UX design considerations; Understanding users and their needs/desires; Ideation; Prototyping; User testing.
Jim Foley is a professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of AAAS, ACM and IEEE.  He has received two lifetime achievement awards, from ACM/SIGGRAPH and ACM/SIGCHI. Foley is coauthor of five books: Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics, Three editions of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, and Introduction to Computer Graphics.Foley joined Georgia Tech in 1991 as the founding director of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center in the College of Computing. In 1996, US News and World Report ranked the Center number one for graduate computer science work in graphics and user interaction. On leave from Georgia Tech from 1996 to 99, he was CEO and Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America,  where he was responsible for Mitsubishi's corporate R&D in North America, and before that, Director of MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory. He was chairman (2001-2005) of the Computing Research Association - an organization of over 250 computer science and computer engineering departments, professional societies and research labs. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH; from 2008 to 2010 as Interim Dean of the College of Computing.