Professor

Professor

Dan is an adjunct professor at San Jose State University (SJSU) in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE).  He is specifically affiliated with the Ergonomics and Human Factors specialty program hosted within ISE.   This program provides a graduate level masters degree curriculum that includes focus areas in both hardware and software ergonomics. It was recently rated the #6 best User Interface Design Masters Degree program in the country.  Check it out at http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-ux-design-graduate-programs-for-2016/

Dan is also the official faculty advisor to SJSU UXA a student led organization that promotes careers in the user experience field at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Educating for HCI at Scale is a recent article Dan published in ACM Interactions Magazine to share his views on the state of HCI education globally.

In 1991 Dan co-authored Human Factors in Product Design with William Cushman. This book, published by Elsevier, was the first of its kind to address the application of human factors engineering principles to consumer products.  All previous works in the field had focused on military applications.  Human Factors in Product Design became a popular textbook in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Design programs worldwide for more than a decade.

Each year Dan advises a group of SJSU graduate students on their thesis/capstone projects primarily in the area of Human Computer Interaction and related topics such as gamification and usability.  He also introduced two new graduate level courses on Advanced Interaction Design techniques into the curriculum.

In addition the official classes he teaches Dan also gives guest lectures at SJSU within the required curriculum in the areas of software design, UX management, and professional practice.  He has been an invited speaker at Stanford, Georgia Tech, CMU, and Langara College in Vancouver BC.

SJSU ISE program information is available for those interested in learning more, either to become a student, hire a recent graduate, or find internship candidates for your company’s UX department.

 

Recent Posts

Check out Dan’s review of Jonathan Grudin’s new book on UX history.  Why History Matters!

It was great to read this book because over a 35 year career in HCI I was able to be involved in many of the key moments.  But the important this is for Digital Natives to read the book and get some content on the procession which has been sorely lacking until this publication.

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