HCI is here to stay

Date:
27 September 2005

Time:

Buffet at 5:30pm. Talk at 6:00pm.

Venue:
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, School of Computing and Mathematics, John Moore's University, Byrom Street, Liverpool. View a map of Liverpool JMU

Speaker:
Fausto Sainz

Cost:
Free

Description:
Human computer interaction (HCI) has been around for over two decades but still we encounter problems during our interaction with common everyday artefacts. The obstinate attitude of designers and developers in ignoring users’ needs and preferences have ended, in many cases, in catastrophic results for companies.

Fausto Sainz, as well as being an academic has a creative mind so do not expect a diatribe on the short-sighted attitude of managers and project coordinators when tackling the design of products for the general population, but the exposition of an example of how academic endeavour can help ease the job of the industry field by clarifying core issues in design approaches. He is closely link with the art world with proven expertise in course development, academic management, consultancy and research.  Fausto recently established his own Dalinean world.

Prior to his academic achievements, Fausto worked in mental health, social and enterprise fields where he was in direct contact with those less favoured in all aspects of live. These experiences provided him with the necessary insight to try and make life easier to those who require more dependence on others. 

This informative talk will appeal to people from all walks of life who use computers not just those who develop systems.