UIS '95: The Information Superhighway

Tuesday, December 13, 1994 (11 AM - 5 PM Eastern)

This year, five leaders in the field of human-computer interaction present their views on the emerging information superhighway. The topics the presenters will discuss include new and improved user interface strategies, the reality behind the hype of interactive television, the implications in reshaping training and education, and the development of usable interfaces. They emphasize the information superhighway as a central focus for expanding applications of computers in business, education, and the home. They offer their vision and suggest exciting technological possibilities.

Presented by:

* Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
* Frank Stein, IBM
* H. Rex Hartson & Deborah Hix, Virginia Tech
* Kent Norman, University of Maryland


You will:
* Learn to apply Visual Information Seeking principles (VIS)
* Evaluate the challenges of interactive television and the future of the envisioned Information Superhighway
* Design education and training as a key components of the Information Superhighway
* Acquire processes for developing effective and efficient user interfaces

Intended Audience

User interface designers, programmers, software engineers, interface evaluators, managers in the computing and communications fields, technical writers, human factors specialists, trainers, and marketing personnel. The seminar will benefit all those who need to understand the Information Superhighway and its implications for the future.


Please e-mail a copy of your postal mailing address to <gb24@umail.umd.edu> for further details. You may also FAX your address to ITV Marketing at (301) 314-9639. You may call to Glen Brown (301) 405-49 05.


Agenda for Tuesday, December 13, 1994 -- 11 AM - 5 PM Eastern

11:00-12:00 - User Interfaces for Information Visualization

Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

12:00-12:30 - Lunch Break

12:30-1:25 - Interactive TV: Reality Behind the Hype

Frank Stein, IBM

1:35-2:30 - Reshaping Training and Education

Kent Norman, University of Maryland

2:30 - 3:00 - Half hour break

3:00-3:55 - The Process for Developing Usable Interfaces

H. Rex Hartson and Deborah Hix, Virginia Tech

3:55-4:05 - Short Break

4:05-5:00 - Panel Discussion: Utilization of the Information Superhighway

(with phone and faxed questions)



Ben Shneiderman is the Head of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, a professor of Computer Science, and a member of the Institute for Systems Research all at the University of Maryland in College Park. His books include Designing the User Interface (2nd Edition), Software Psychology, Hypertext Hands-On!, and Sparks of Innovation in Human-Computer Interaction.

Frank Stein, employed by IBM, is responsible for the development of IBM's Video Server software in the Networked Multimedia Division in Bethesda, MD. He has degrees from Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, and George Washington Universities. He has worked at Bell Laboratories, SBS, and MCI on new communi cations systems, intelligent networks, advanced user interfaces, and video servers.

Kent Norman is an Associate Professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Maryland, a charter m ember of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and a member of the Steering Committee for Teaching Technologies. He has taught in electronic classrooms for three years and is the creator of HyperCourseware, an integrated environment for education. He is the author of The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface.

H. Rex Hartson is a professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and the founder and principal investigator of t he pioneering Human-Computer Interaction research project there. He is also the co-author of Developing User Interfaces: Ensuring Usability through Product & Process.

Deborah Hix is a Research Computer Scientist for both Virginia Tech and the Naval Research Laboratory located in Was hington DC. She is also the co-principal investigator of the Virginia Tech HCI research project and the co-author of Developing User Interfaces: Ensuring Usability through Product & Process.


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