Saturday, January 10, 2009

BayCHI Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"7:30-9:30 pm
Think Crazy: Heuristics, Biases, and the New Science of Human Error
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Singularity Institute

User Experience Research Methods in 3D: What to Use When and How to Know You’re Right
Christian Rohrer, Move, Inc.

Think Crazy: Heuristics, Biases, and the New Science of Human Error
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Singularity Institute

The mistakes people make are often more revealing of human cognition than their successes. The up-and-coming field of experimental psychology known as "heuristics and biases" has discovered many fascinating reproducible human errors, and used them to test hypotheses about the underlying flawed human thought processes. Eliezer will highlight the major biases that have been discovered and what they mean.

Eliezer Yudkowsky is an Artificial Intelligence theorist who also writes on the topic of human rationality. He cofounded the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a nonprofit devoted to research and advocacy on the topics of Artificial General Intelligence, self-improving AI, and superintelligence. Yudkowsky was one of the founding directors of the World Transhumanist Association. He blogs daily on human rationality at the econblog Overcoming Bias, which receives a quarter-million monthly pageviews. Yudkowsky has appeared on the BBC, the History Channel and the Discovery Channel; and has presented at popular, academic, and government conferences and workshops.

User Experience Research Methods in 3D: What to Use When and How to Know You’re Right
Christian Rohrer, Move, Inc.

Most User Experience practitioners know a couple of research methods fairly well and use them repeatedly, but very few have a strong grasp of the entire landscape of available research and analytic methods or when to use which method. In this talk, Christian will provide a framework for understanding and explaining different methods and then discuss key insights to succeed in modern-day corporate environments, covering topics such as: establishing qualitative validity (how to know if a finding is true with very few observations); desirability studies; and strategic approaches in user experience design."    (Continued via BayCHI)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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