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Meet: Rex

Special Interests: UX lifecycle process and methods; usability; design process; contextual studies, evaluation methods, agile UX methods, affordances, UX design guidelines

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Rex Hartson

Rex Hartson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized consultant, author, teacher and speaker on Human-Computer Interaction and User eXperience. Hartson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, where he was the founding faculty member in HCI in 1979. For 30 years, as a pioneer in HCI as a field and in usability engineering as a discipline and practice, he helped develop many of the techniques that are now considered an integral part of good practice.

Rex holds a B. S. and M. S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS and Ph.D. in Computer & Information Science from the Ohio State University. His research, writing, and teaching have always been grounded in extensive interaction with UX practitioners and practical experience in consulting and training for business, industry, and government.

Currently, Hartson is co-author of new book on interaction design and development to ensure a high quality user experience (Rex Hartson and Pardha Pyla, The UX Book: Ensuring a High Quality User Experience>, Morgan Kaufmann, expected in 2011).

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Courses Taught by Faculty

Courses taught by Rex Hartson:

Title: Contextual Inquiry
Course #: R 10.1
Group: UX Requirements Analysis
Status: in planning

Title: Requirements and Modeling
Course #: R 10.3
Group: UX Requirements Analysis
Status: in planning
Title: Affordances and Their Importance to UX Practitioners
Course #: D 105
Group: UX Design

Title: Contextual Analysis
Course #: R 10.2
Group: UX Requirements Analysis
Status: in planning

Title: Principles of Prototyping - An Overview
Course #: O 30
Group: UX Overviews
Status: in planning