Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Congratulations to lab member Adam Marrs on successfully proposing

Adam Marrs successfully proposed his doctoral research today. Congratulations Adam! 





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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Come to Friday's NexUX meetup with Emil Polyak - 3:30pm at Hunt Library!

Come to Friday's nexUX Meetup! @ Hunt Library, December 11th @ 3:30p
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With Emil Polyak, professor of art and design at NC State

A presentation of cross-disciplinary experiences

In this informal presentation at a special time, Emil Polyak will share with us some of his work that breaks down the barriers between art and technology, and will also hold a Q&A after the presentation. Please bring your questions to the event!

Emil Polyak is professor of art and design at NC State. With degrees in cross disciplinary art and design as well as telecommunications engineering. The experiences he creates attempt to break boundaries between technology and art by focusing on play, interactivity and making. Emil will present several of his projects, including virtual puppets exhibited at SIGGRAPH, and his current work in the area of virtual reality.

As always with our meetups, this is not a "sit back and listen" meeting, but a chance for us to bring together a cross disciplinary group of people to think about the relationship between UX, technology, and art. Mostly though, we'll get to know one another, and have some fun.

Please RSVP using the button below. 

Also, please forward this email to whomever you think might be interested!

Special thanks to our 2015-16 sponsors - LexisNexis, Deutsche Bank Global Technologies, the ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation.

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Friday, December 11, 3:30pm

Where

nexUX Meetups take place in the James B. Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus. Events will be held in the Duke Energy Hall of Hunt Library, with a few exceptions.

James B. Hunt Jr. Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606
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How

Directly outside the front doors of the Hunt Library (on Partners Way) is an hourly lot. There is a mechanical arm at the entrance to this lot. You can pay by the hour at $2.00/ hour to park here. Just be prepared, as this lot only accepts credit cards (no cash).

Once parked, you will be entering the Hunt Library on the ground floor. The Duke Energy Room is up the yellow stairs and on your left.

NCSU Wolfline buses also service the Hunt Library on several routes. See the full system map (PDF) or the real-time bus tracking map.

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Congratulations to lab member Holle Christensen on passing her preliminary exam!

Lab member Holle Christensen passed her preliminary exam yesterday. Congratulations! She presented her research analyzing interaction with graph depictions. 




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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Event: Friday's nexUX meetup: Mike Capps, Gaming Guru (3pm at Hunt Library)

nexUX meetup tomorrow. Please come! 

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Come to Friday's nexUX Meetup! @ Hunt Library, November 13th @ 300p
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With Mike Capps, strategic advisor to the entertainment industry

A fireside chat with the semi-retired games industry executive

In this fireside chat, we'll all have the chance to ask a prominent figure in the gaming industry questions about his experience, his methods, and anything else you could want to know. Please send us your questions in advance, or bring them to the event!

After a decade running Epic Games, Mike Capps now serves as a strategic advisor for a few interesting and quite varied companies such as Unity, Sphero, and Remedy Entertainment. He also takes on occasional lecturing engagements on topics ranging from leading creative teams to business productivity. He enjoys working with teams that help him learn, are made up of kind people, and have a mission that will make a positive impact upon society.

As always with our meetups, this is not a "sit back and listen" meeting, but a chance for us to bring together a cross disciplinary group of people to think about the relationship between UX and entertainment. Mostly though, we'll get to know one another, and have some fun.

RSVP and send your questions in advance using the buttons below. 

Also, please forward this email to whomever you think might be interested!

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Friday, November 13, 300pm

Where

nexUX Meetups take place in the James B. Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus. Events will be held in the Duke Energy Hall of Hunt Library, with a few exceptions.

James B. Hunt Jr. Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606
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How

Directly outside the front doors of the Hunt Library (on Partners Way) is an hourly lot. There is a mechanical arm at the entrance to this lot. You can pay by the hour at $2.00/ hour to park here. Just be prepared, as this lot only accepts credit cards (no cash).

Once parked, you will be entering the Hunt Library on the ground floor. The Duke Energy Room is up the yellow stairs and on your left.

NCSU Wolfline buses also service the Hunt Library on several routes. See the full system map (PDF) or the real-time bus tracking map.

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Director, Visual Experience Lab | Associate Professor, Computer Science, NC State Univ.
919-513-0325vxlab.csc.ncsu.edu | @vx_lab

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Qian Liu presents her research at the HFES Annual Meeting

Congratulations to lab member Qian Liu, who just presented her work on stress and mobile security at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in Los Angeles. Great work Qian!

You can find more on Qian's work in her talk slides and accompanying paper, and her two HotSOS short papers here and here.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Meetings: 330 Fridays until year end, room 2244 ebii

We'll start today, with meeting new faces and taking a look at the recent siggraph in Vancouver.



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Sunday, February 2, 2014

VX Lab project: Visual communication of knowledge structure

Thanks to technology, visual communication is easier than ever to create and disseminate. Unfortunately, technology hasn't yet been able to help people communicate effectively — thus the catchphrase "Death by Powerpoint." This is particularly unfortunate, as the complexity of our world continues to grow.



Our goals in this project are to understand how visuals help people communicate, and build tools that help people create more effective visuals. We are studying visual communication of knowledge structure, which graphic designers call "visual hierarchy." Knowledge is built not only from facts, but also from the connections we draw between those facts. Visual hierarchy communicates one such set of connections. We are currently engaged in a series of experiments designed to determine when this visual communication is effective.



Principal Investigators: Ju Hee Bae (NCSU), Ben Watson (NCSU)



Thanks to: Anne McLaughlin (NCSU Psych), Doug Gillan (NCSU Psych)





Publications



J. Bae & B.A. Watson. (2013). Toward a better understanding and application of the principles of visual communication. In W. Huang (ed.), Handbook of Human Centric Visualization. Springer. ISBN:978-1-4614-7484-5. (website) (pdf)




J. Bae & B.A. Watson (2013). Visual communication of knowledge structure using gestalt principles. Presentation at the North Carolina Cognition Conference. (pdf)







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