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Simple Tips on Personal Cyber Security

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 11:13:52 AM by Jordan Leong in Blogs, in Cyber Security, in Human-Computer Interaction, in technology

In the spirit of Black Hat/DEFCON week, I’ve decided to put together a list of important tips that users of any electronic devices should be wary of when it comes to their personal security. After all, nothing is worse than the possibility that all of your information could be stolen and used against you.

So, here is my list of cyber security tips:

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Programmers in design

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 3:39:49 PM by Gage Roland in computer science, in computer science degree, in design, in Human-Computer Interaction Degree, in Human-Computer Interaction, in programming

After a few semesters of studying Advancing Computer Science here at UAT, I learned that there was more to computers and programming than just knowing languages like C++, Java, or Python. Programmers tend to forget that people will be seeing the end product, and while something can be mechanically successful, it also needs to be designed successfully. I started taking Human-Computer Interaction classes along with my Computer Science classes, and found the two programs to be highly compatible and almost necessary.

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Who am I and what is HCI?

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 3:31:47 PM by Gage Roland in ACS, in Advancing Computer Science, in Blogs, in About, in computer science degree, in HCI, in Human-Computer Interaction Degree, in Human-Computer Interaction

Hi all – I have had the great opportunity of becoming more integrated into the UAT community by joining the school not only as a student, but an ambassador! As a way to introduce myself I will talk about my experiences at UAT and what my major even means!

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Sticking it to the Joystick - Game Controller Elitism

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 3:47:21 PM by Admin in Blogs, in gaming, in playstation controller, in video games, in game controllers, in Human-Computer Interaction, in wii u controller, in xbox controller

Gaming is... an enigma. There are so many facets of video games that it can often seem overwhelming. Even outside of choosing a video game itself, there are options like the monitor, the console, the internet connectivity, the sensitivity and video settings, and intriguingly enough... the controller. Game controllers are something that may seem like the last thing on someone's mind, but they actually play a vital role in how players interact with the games they love.

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Designing with Empathy

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 8:36:20 AM by Admin in Student Life, in Human-Computer Interaction Degree, in Human-Computer Interaction

This past Wednesday (May 28th, 2014), I went to my first IxDA Phoenix meeting to learn more about designing with empathy. Two UX Architects from IBM, Brenton Elmore and Teresa Swingler, gave a presentation and hosted a short workshop on how to empathize with users.

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