Date: September 6, 2006
Tom Hewett, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, — Drexel University

Education and training should provide the foundation for our HCI-related practices. Tom Hewitt unpacks the HCI Curriculum to show us the breadth and practical relevance of our field’s building blocks and provides guidance for our development through self-study and collaborative efforts.

About the speaker
Tom Hewett is Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Drexel University, where he teaches courses on Cognitive Psychology, The Psychology of Human Computer Interaction, The Psychology of Human Computer Interaction Design, and Problem Solving and Creativity. He has been a visiting fellow, visiting professor or visiting researcher at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, Twente University, Hengelo, The Netherlands, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, the Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, and the University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece. Most recently, during academic year 2003-2004, Tom spent a month as Visting Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Currently Tom is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), the Society for Applied Research in Cognition (SARMAC), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the IEEE Computer Society. Tom regularly offers a professional development tutorial on cognitive aspects of interactive computing system design to interface designers at both conferences and in-house training sessions. He regularly teaches a week-long course module on Human Problem Solving for the User System Interaction program at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In addition, Tom has made a variety of invited and refereed conference presentations.

Presentation Files
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