PhillyCHI Event – High-Definition Design Research – Thu, 9/11

Rob Tannen will be previewing his upcoming Design Research Conference presentation – High-Definition Design Research

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (social time from 6:00 – 6:30 PM)
WHERE: Heilmeier Hall, Towne Building, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


About the Presentation

Like the proverbial shoe-less cobbler’s children, user researchers have historically lacked appropriate technology for studying how people use technology. But this has changed with the emergence of a variety of tools that can be applied to data gathering, analysis and sharing. Now there is a need for awareness and guidance in the selection and use of such research technologies.

This presentation will cover:
– The basic characteristics of effective user research tools
– Data on current usage of various technologies for data gathering, analysis and presentation
– Demonstrations and tips on the latest technology tools for conducting user research, including high-speed digital video and pen computing
– Concept designs of future user research tools

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About the Speaker

Rob has over 15 years experience applying product/interface usability in the medical, industrial, commercial and consumer fields. He is Director of Research at Bresslergroup, an award-winning product design and development firm. Bresslergroup’s research practice delivers expertise and training in design research, human factors and usability. Previously he was Director of Human Factors at Electronic Ink, and held positions at Siemens Medical Solutions and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Rob is author of, a blog focusing on events, methods and technology related to user research. He has represented design research as a juror for the ID Magazine Annual Design Review and the International Design Excellence Awards. Rob holds a PhD in Human Factors/Experimental Psychology and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).