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  1. Rob Tannen discusses the challenges and approaches to bringing interface and industrial designs (and designers) together. He will explore how design disciplines are changing as new products provide multiple modes of interaction (e.g. physical, touch, and gestural).

    DesignMatters4 is a cross-campus lecture series, now in its fourth year, to initiate campus conversations on the integration of design, business and technology in the creation of products, services and experiences. This year's series is sponsored by Autodesk Inc, the Department of Human factors and the School of Art and Design.

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  2. Design Research Tools for the Physical World

    In 2008 Rob presented an overview of the latest in digital user research technology, including the FieldCREW tablet concept. This year he is back to discuss tools and techniques to capture physical behavior, which is essential for the design of gestural, interactive devices.

    The presentation includes:
    * An introduction to “observational ergonomics” so researchers can qualitatively identify design problems and opportunities
    * Demonstrations and reviews of the latest tech tools for conducting user research, including tactile sensing and wireless information tagging

    BIO
    Rob Tannen, PhD, is Director of User Research & Interaction Design at Bresslergroup (bresslergroup.com), an award-winning product design and development firm. He specializes in design research, human factors and interface design for consumer, commercial and medical products.

    Rob has provided design research expertise to a range of organizations including Black & Decker, Becton Dickinson, Kodak, Microsoft and the New York Stock Exchange. He has previously held positions at Electronic Ink, Siemens Medical Solutions and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

    Rob created the Designing for Humans (designingforhumans.com) blog, focusing on methods and technology related to user research. He is a frequent contributor to FastCompany.com (fastcompany.com/tag/rob-tannen) and other design-related publications.

    You can follow Rob on Twitter - twitter.com/robtannen

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  3. High-Definition User Research

    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.

    The presentation will cover:

    -The basic characteristics of effective user research tools: documentation, measurement, efficiency and enhancement

    - Data on current usage of various technologies for data gathering, analysis and presentation

    - Demonstrations and tips on the latest tech tools for conducting user research, including high-speed digital video and pen computing

    - Concept designs of future user research tools

    BIO:

    Rob 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.

    Rob has over 15 years experience applying product/interface usability in the medical, industrial, commercial and consumer fields. Prior to Bresslergroup, he was Director of Human Factors at Electronic Ink, and held positions at Siemens Medical Solutions and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Rob has provided user research expertise to a range of organizations including Bosch/Siemens, Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and the New York Stock Exchange.
    Rob is creator and editor of DesigningforHumans, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) blog focusing on events, methods and technology related to user research.

    He has published and presented on associated topics for ACM Interactions, the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, IDSA Innovation, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, and the Usability Professionals Association. He has also represented design research as a juror for the ID Magazine Annual Design Review and the International Design Excellence Awards.

    Rob earned a BA in Cognitive Science from Vassar College, and MA and PhD degrees in Human Factors/Experimental Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

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  4. This fall, the MFA Interaction Design Department welcomed visiting lecturer Rob Tannen of Bresslergroup for a discussion of ergonomics for interaction designers.

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Bresslergroup is an accomplished, award-winning product development firm. We provide a full range of services from design research through ergonomics, user interface and industrial design, engineering and production sourcing. We work across consumer,…


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Bresslergroup is an accomplished, award-winning product development firm. We provide a full range of services from design research through ergonomics, user interface and industrial design, engineering and production sourcing. We work across consumer, commercial and medical categories, with expertise in integrated design processes.

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