Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, CMU Portugal), visited LASIGE today, 18th December 2019, for a round of demonstrations and conversations on interaction design for accessibility and ageing.
Jodi Forlizi expert in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), represents a new generation of interdisciplinary research and education, lead the top HCI departments in the world of Computer Science. She is the Geschke Director and a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at CMU and also responsible for establishing design research as a legitimate form of research in HCI that is different from, but equally as important as, scientific and human science research. For the past 20 years, Jodi has advocated for design research in all forms, mentoring peers, colleagues, and students in its structure and execution, and today it is an important part of the CHI community.
Jodi’s current research interests include: designing educational games that are engaging and effective, designing robots, AVs, and other technology services that use AI and ML to adapt to people’s needs, and designing for healthcare. Jodi is a member of the ACM CHI Academy and has been honored by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for excellence in HRI design research. Jodi has consulted with Disney and General Motors to create innovative product-service systems.