September 2010 → May 2012
I chose the Human Computer Interaction Program in order to migrate into the Computer Science and Technology field while still retaining value from my education and interest in psychology. I enjoyed the program and subject matter which has a strong focus on design, usablity, user testing, programming, technical knowledge, project manangement, and writing and communicating ideas.
I completed many projects in two years of the program. A few examples that stand out are
- An experiment I conducted ultimately titled "A Virtual Perspective : Measuring Engagement and Perspective in Virtual Art Galleries" which gained publication in 2015
- An experiment I designed and conducted to measure the effectiveness of the CBT (computer-based training) materials used to teach mine safety and navigation at the NIOSH center I would internship at.
- A data-visualization I constructed to explain the convoluted and extensive lore behind the Elder Scrolls videogame series
In addition to the course work, I also served as a Graduate Assistant in two departments and as a Research Assistant.