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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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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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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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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Seminar: WED 11 January 2017 11:30-1:00 EST – Yuna Wong “Joint Irregular Warfare Analytic Baseline (JIWAB)”

There are four propositions on the roles of scenarios in defense analysis (Carl Builder, Towards a Calculus of Scenarios — attached here: N1855 Towards a Calculus of Scenarios Carl Builder): – At the heart of all military forecasts, plans, and threats are scenarios. – The worth of an analytic study is more likely to be found in its scenario than …

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HBR Review of VA Transformation

The author invited VA Secretary Bob McDonald to present his views on transformation of the VA over the last 2 1/2 years as part of the author’s Managing Service Organizations course. One of the 5 lessons McDonald reflected one, “Build a capacity for learning and continuous improvement,” makes specific mention of the importance of Lean Six Sigma and Human-Centered Design …

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AI and Healthcare – perspectives from down under

Perspectives from Australia’s National Science Agency – CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization – on the challenges, current state and projected future of big data and machine learning for improved healthcare. https://theconversation.com/why-artificial-intelligence-has-not-revolutionised-healthcare-yet-69403 The author is Group Leader, Biomedical and Informatics at CSIRO. -joe

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