HCI International 2011

9-14 July 2011, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA

T04: Cognitive Neuroscience for the HCI Practitioner

Half Day Tutorial

Chris Forsythe (short bio)
Sandia National Laboratories, USA


Present HCI practitioners with a collection of lessons from modern cognitive neuroscience that have direct bearing upon the design of human-computer systems.

Content and Benefits:

This tutorial provides a synopsis of key findings and theoretical advances from neuroscience that may be applied to the design of computer-based systems. Materials will be presented in a manner that may be readily understood and applied by individuals with no formal training in neuroscience. Topics covered will include: perception, attention, learning and memory, information processing, multi-tasking, conscious awareness, individual differences and social interactions. Additionally, the tutorial will address factors contributing to effective design and particularly, team collaboration. Through discussion of alternative approaches to neuroscience data collection, participants will be provided the knowledge to be thoughtful consumers of neuroscience research. Finally, the tutorial will summarize developments in operational neuroscience and neuroergonomics, and the use of neuroscience methods and technologies in usability testing and operational systems.

Target Audience:

HCI and related professionals of all levels of knowledge and experience.

Brief Biography Sketch:

Dr. Chris Forsythe is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He leads a program of research and development focused on human-machine concept development that emphasizes application of biometric sensors and adaptation to individual differences. This program spans basic research into neurocognitive processes that impact human performance to the development and fielding of advanced training technologies.
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