MOVES Award Winners

Congratulations to MOVES or MOVES-related students for the following awards: – MAJ John Wray, Winner of the George L. Phillips award, for the student with the most well-rounded record with respect to the MOVES program. -Squadron Leader Salman Aleem, Winner of the MORS Tisdale Thesis Award and the Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence in Surface Warfare. Congratulations to …

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MOVES Academic Working Group 2017

MOVES Academic Working Group 2017 MAWG 2017 is a meeting between MOVES and our stakeholder organizations to discuss NPS’s Modeling and Simulation academic program and how research can support it.  Our goal is to review our current programs, identify where Modeling and Simulation is headed in the future, and identify a path forward for MOVES to meet those challenges.  This …

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New hope for mobile UX design?

Interesting conjecture from FastCompany about Google’s experimental mobile OS, ‘Fuchsia’.  Our current ‘wall of apps’ modality – where each app is aimed a solving a small subset of a larger problem, generally works in isolation of other applications, and is represented by an icon organized on various screens – doesn’t really match how we solve problems and use devices. I …

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Personas in the design process – good or bad?

Some interesting points about the use (or maybe mis-use) of personas in the design process.  Short version – the author is not a fan and does not use them.  I generally disagree.  I find personas useful.  His points are very good – personas can be an excuse to limit contact with users, can mask developers’ misunderstandings, prejudices and assumptions, are …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Webinar: Wed 19 April 0830-1000 Pacific

Dr. Ruthanna Gordon, a contractor in support of the Intelligence Advanced Project Agency, will be the speaker. A panel of wargame experts will comment upon the presentation after which the discussion will be open to all participants. This lecture will feature a discussion on the evaluation of analysis in wargames, in particular, metrics and rubrics for reasoning quality. Wargames, like …

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Helpful User-Centered Design Case Study

Great real-world story that covers many of the design challenges our students/graduates may face – includes some of what worked well (case studies and user personas) and what didn’t work as well (development tools that limited UI possibilities.) Bikes for London Case Study – User Experience Design Portfolio of Simon Pan Also passing along the author’s recommended reading list: https://medium.com/interactive-mind/the-only-ux-reading-list-ever-d420edb3f4ff -Joe

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Recommended Reading: “A little respect: four case studies of HCI’s disregard for other disciplines”

HCI and MOVES are inherently interdisciplinary topics. As such, we are often challenged to explore and synthesize new fields or application areas. Our summaries and conclusions need to be very accurate and incredibly succinct – no small challenge. A CHI ’17 paper addresses these challenges, covers some recent bad examples in HCI, and provides some helpful guidelines for maintaining integrity …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Webinar Thurs Mar 30 at 0830 Pacific

The MORS Wargame CoP has assisted in all of the past MORS special workshops on wargaming. The MORS Board of Directors and the MORS Sponsors have just approved a Wargame III Workshop scheduled for October 2017. This workshop will build upon the previous special workshops. The March 30 lecture will feature Phil Pournelle (NPS graduate, MOVES thesis), one of the …

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Congratulations – Mike Zyda, IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award

Hearty Congratulations! MOVES founding director, Mike Zyda was recognized with the 2017 IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee’s Technical Achievement Award for his many exciting contributions to the field of virtual reality. Among other noteworthy contributions to this quickly-evolving field, the award recognizes Mike’s contribution to developing the Nation’s top gaming curriculum at USC. The attached VR2017-VGTCAward-tech[1] sums it up …

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Wargaming Community of Interest: 28 Feb 2017 Webinar slides

‘Scenario Development is the artistic and quasi-scientific process of producing succinct and persuasive stories about trends in an unreal state of future conflict to enable analysis’ — Alec Barker from “Fight the Scenario”, CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming. Join us for our continuing discussion of scenarios tomorrow TUESAY 28 February 0830-1000 Pacific at the next MORS Wargame CoP Brown Bag …

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