Iowa State University Emerging Technologies Conference 2007 Emerging Technologies Conference 2007


ETC 2007


All events take place in Howe Hall on the Iowa State University campus and are free and open to the public.

2006 Augmented Reality demo2006 Student Poster presentation

“The well-rounded product,” says Norman, “will enhance the heart as well as the mind, being a joy to behold as well as to use.”

Don Norman

HCI Forum: Designing Interaction 2007
Wednesday, April 25

The ISU Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program’s 4th Annual forum includes a keynote address by Don Norman, champion of user-centered design, opportunities for attendees to interact with students and their research, a talk by international visitor Taysheng Jeng from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and presentations by several HCI graduate students.


  • • 1:00 to 2:30pm – Keynote Speaker: Don Norman
    Cautious Cars and Cantankerous Kitchens
    Location: Alliant Energy – Lee Liu Auditorium, 1140 Howe Hall

Don Norman is the cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an executive consulting firm that helps companies produce human-centered products and services, Professor at Northwestern University and Prof. Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He has been Vice President of Apple Computer and an executive at Hewlett Packard. Don Norman was also the President of the Learning Systems division of UNext, an early, online education company.  [more…]

    • • 2:30 to 3:00pm – Book signing: Don Norman
      Location: Howe Hall First Floor Foyer
    • • 2:30 to 4:00pm – HCI Students present Interactive Technology
      & Poster Presentations
      Location: Howe Hall Atrium & 1620 Howe Hall

  • • 4:00 to 5:00pm – HCI Student Research Presentations
    Location: Alliant Energy – Lee Liu Auditorium, 1140 Howe Hall

    • Abhishek Seth: Exploring Realistic Interaction and Part Behavior Simulation Techniques for Virtual Assembly.
    • Helen Colvin: The acceptance of domestic technology: TAM as applied to a proposed classification scheme.
    • Al Taylor: Developing User Profiles to Support People with Impairments.

ETC2007 is sponsored by Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program (HCI), Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning & Discovery (CCILD), NFS International Materials Institute: Combinatorial Sciences and Materials Informatics Collaboratory (CoSMIC), Information Assurance Center (IAC), Information Infrastructure Institute (iCUBED), Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT), Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, and Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.

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