HICSS 2012: HCI Mini-Track

Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences
Mini-Track: Human-Computer Interaction: Information Design, Utilizing Behavioral, Neurophysiological, and Design Science Methods
(Offered as part of Collaboration Systems and Technologies Track)


The aim of this mini-track is to provide a forum for HCI researchers to exchange a broad range of issues related to the design of human-computer interaction by drawing upon diverse approaches, including behavioral, neuro-physiological, and design science methods. Appropriate papers for the HCI mini-track will draw on the broadest range of research methodologies including, but not limited to, behavioral methods (e.g., case study, experimentation, survey, action research), neuro-physiological tools (e.g., fMRI, eye tracking, skin conductance response), and design science approaches. Accordingly, a broad range of reference disciplines may be appropriate to draw upon to inform design, such as: computer science, information systems, consumer behavior, psychology, organizational sciences, neuroscience, neuro-economics, and neuro-marketing. Moreover, papers that help to bridge academic research and industry practice are welcome.

Given the diverse goals of this minitrack, there are a plethora of appropriate topics; possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral, neurophysiological, and design aspects of human-computer interaction
  • Neuroscientific approaches to human-computer interaction
  • How design and human-computer interaction is informed by neuro-physiological
  • User task analysis and modeling
  • Analysis, design, development, evaluation, and use of information systems
  • Guidelines and standards for interface design
  • User interface design and evaluation of the Web for:
    • B2B, B2C, C2C E-Commerce
    • Group collaboration
    • Negotiation and auction
  • Design and evaluation issues for small screen devices and M-Commerce
  • Interface issues in the design and development of other new interaction
  • Information system usability engineering
  • The impact of interfaces on attitude, perception, behavior, productivity, and
    performance (including their measurement with neurophysiological tools)
  • Implications and consequences of technological change on individuals, groups,
    society, and socio-technical units
  • Design issues related to the elderly, the young and special needs populations
  • Issues related to teaching HCI courses
  • Other human factors issues related to HCI
  • Interface design for group and other collaborative environments
  • User / Developer experiences with particular interfaces, design environments, or devices

Joseph S. Valacich is The George and Carolyn Hubman Distinguished Professor of MIS at Washington State University. His teaching interests include systems analysis and design, collaborative computing, project management, and the management of information systems. He is currently co-chairing the task force designing IS 2009 Undergraduate Model Curriculum and served on the task forces designing IS ’97 and 2002 as well as MSIS 2000 and 2006: The Master of Science in Information Systems Model Curriculum. He also served on the Executive Committee, funded by NSF, to define the IS Program Accreditation Standards and on the Board of Directors for CSAB (formally, the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board), representing the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He was the general conference co-chair for the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Seattle and was the vice-chair of ICIS 1999 in Charlotte, NC. His primary research interests include technology-mediated collaboration, human-computer interaction, mobile and emerging technologies, e-business, and distance education.

Angelika Dimoka, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management of Information Systems (MIS) Department at the Fox school of Business at Temple University, and she is also the Director of the Center for Neural Decision Making. She holds a PhD from the Viterbi School of Engineering (specialization is in Neuroscience and Brain Imaging) with a minor from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Ryan T. Wright is an assistant professor at University of San Francisco. He holds a PhD from Washington State University in Management Information Systems. Ryan’s main research interests include ecommerce interface design, online security, and research methods. He is published in the Journal of the MIS, Communications of the AIS, Group Decision and Negotiation and other peer-reviewed journals. Ryan has also presented his research at leading conferences such as the ICIS, HICSS and AMCIS. In addition to academic achievements, Ryan’s professional experience includes tenure as CTO of a successful startup, time in management at Amoco Oil (now BP Amoco), consulting projects for the US Department of Commerce and expert testimony for the Attorney General’s Office of Washington State.

Joseph S. Valacich (Primary Contact):
Washington State University

Angelika Dimoka
Temple University

Ryan T. Wright
University of San Francisco


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