Category Archives: Videos

Video and audio recordings of past Philly CHI events.

Video-on-demand: World Usability Day 2008 – Scott Page "Making Transit Useful in Philly"

PhillyCHI and UPA Delaware Valley present a World Usability Day recording of, Making Transit Useful in Philly”

Presenter

-Scott Page:
Interface Studio LLC

Making Transit Useful in Philly
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a national movement focused on encouraging growth and development in a way that leverages the value of local transit. In Philadelphia, many rail stations are located in areas that are largely vacant and underutilized. This, combined with a strong car culture, leaves Philadelphia’s rail infrastructure – one of the best in the country – largely overlooked.

Interface Studio LLC, an urban design and planning firm based in Philadelphia, was engaged by Neighborhoods Now to explore the opportunities to transform two under-used rail stations in Philadelphia into active and vibrant neighborhood amenities. The lecture will cover the key challenges to making transit useful in Philadelphia and share the findings of the study which tackles TOD as a far-reaching design problem.

Video-on-demand: World Usability Day 2008 – Kenneth Allendoerfer "User-Centered Research and Development for the Next Generation Air Transportation System"

PhillyCHI and UPA Delaware Valley present a World Usability Day recording of, “User-Centered Research and Development for the Next Generation Air Transportation System”

Presenter

-Kenneth Allendoerfer:
Federation Aviation Administration (FAA)

User-Centered Research and Development for the Next Generation Air Transportation System
The US air traffic control (ATC) system, one of the nation’s most complex information technology and communication networks, is increasingly plagued by congestion and delays. To address these problems, the FAA has embarked on a major redesign of the system, known as NextGen, which will change how controllers do their jobs and how they interact with technology. Meanwhile, the current generation of controllers, who began their careers using information technology with very different user interfaces and with very limited capabilities, is nearing retirement age. Now that a new generation of controllers is being hired and trained, we have the opportunity to modernize the ATC user interfaces, but which designs are the right ones? Which elements of the old systems should be preserved and which should be replaced? How do we manage this transition without disrupting operations? I will demonstrate and discuss several recent projects at the FAA Research Development and Human Factors Laboratory which use user-centered design and evaluation methods (such as cognitive task analysis, eye tracking, and click path analysis) to explore these issues.

Video On-demand: The Role of Failure in Design (panel discussion)

PhillyCHI’s November 2007 presentation recording of a panel discussion on the topic: “The Role of Failure in Design”

Moderator
-Michael Atwood, PhD:
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Research, The iSchool at Drexel University

Panelists
-Tom Hewett, PhD:
Professor of Psychology and Professor of Computer Science, Drexel University

-Jim Morris:
Lead Human Factors Analyst, Electronic Ink

-Mathieu Turpault:
Senior Designer, Bresslergroup