HFES International Conference in Austin

This year the HFES International Conference was held in Austin and we had 29 of our student members attend!

On Tuesday we had a Faculty, Students, and Alumni Lunch at Manuel’s. There was an interactive poster session on Tuesday night where students presented their posters and answered questions to interested members. On Wednesday, our very own Mary presented with her research partner, Katherine, on gamifying wearable devices in healthcare. On Thursday, Tricia gave a presentation on Personality Measurement and Design in Human Robot Interaction. Also, our faculty advisor, Dr. Dan Nathan Roberts was a part of a speaker’s panel about creating safer and more effective mobile access in healthcare.

Group photo of SJSU at Manuel’s in Austin.

Levi, on the left, with his poster on visual gaze and expectations of trip hazards

Derek presenting his poster on child computer interaction

Madison, on the left, speaking about gamification.

Vasudha, right, in front of her poster about gestural interactions.

Our faculty advisor, Dr. Dan Nathan-Roberts with one of our student members, Joe.

Mary and Katherine giving a presentation about gamification techniques in wearable devices.

Tricia presenting her systematic review of Human Robot Interaction.

Dr. Dan Nathan-Roberts, second from the right, a part of a speakers panel on mobile access in healthcare



Oracle Design Thinking Workshop

SJSU members were invited to Oracle’s campus to participate in a design thinking workshop where students worked together in groups to complete a design challenge. There was also a speaker panel combined of UX researchers, designers, and project managers that explained their day to day and gave answered questions from aspiring students.

Thank you Oracle for hosting SJSU HFES!

Facebook Tour

SJSU HFES was invited to Facebook to check out their campus and learn about the user experience research process. Students had the opportunity to check out the campus, learn about different research methods, and ask Facebook researchers questions about some of the interesting research questions they tackle at Facebook.

Thank you so much Tiffany for hosting SJSU HFES at Facebook!

Student Ambassador Position(s) Openings for SJSU HFES

The award-winning SJSU HFES chapter is looking for student ambassadors that can help continue our legacy. We want someone that is passionate about their own success and the success of others!

As an ambassador, you will have the benefit of:
– being the liaison between 1st and 2nd years,
– a brand ambassador for SJSU HFES outreach
– meeting and connecting with companies, student organizations, and faculty

Any SJSU HFES member can apply (so don’t be shy ^—^)
LINK TO FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/i7Sqq73nYQgOcNa03
DEADLINE: October 14th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST


Farewell from Student Council 2016 – 2017

Dear SJSU HFE Family,

It was wonderful serving and representing you all!

We had an eventful academic year! We plan to upload a ppt outlining what we have done this past year at a later date. So be on the lookout for that update!

I especially want to thank our many wonderful workshop instructors, tour hosts, judges, mentors, speakers, and resume/portfolio reviewers. Many of them are SJSU HFE alumni!

Lastly, I want to thank 2016 – 2017 SJSU HFES council for volunteering their time and skills for many SJSU HFES activities and events. They accomplished it all while juggling school, work, and personal commitments which speaks volumes about the people they are.  

Michael Chambers Jr., Chia-Wei Tu, Tiffany Wong, Jenna Garafalo, Keerthika Ramakrishnan, Alex Scott
Side Panel: Joe Laffoon, Manisha Goenka, Jared Rosso

Get to know and connect with council members!
Profiles of 2016-2017 SJSU HFES council are posted below.
(and a few of us are still looking or will be looking for internships or jobs!).

SJSU HFES Student Council 2016-2017

P.S. We will be announcing 2017-2018 SJSU HFES Council later tonight!


SJSU HFE Alumni Social at Bierhaus

Come reconnect with your cohort and network with other SJSU alum working in the bay! The event is open to ALL SJSU HFES alumni.

Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Location: Bierhaus
Address: 383 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041

Bierhaus has an outdoor Biergarten and serves great German food and beer.
(It is also very close to Caltrain!)

Please RSVP on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-sjsu-hfe-alumni-social-tickets-34329471373

PS: Feel free to send the Eventbrite link to alumni who may not check/use Facebook!

NOTE: This event is for those who have graduated from the SJSU HFE program. There will be other events for those currently enrolled. 2nd years who have completed their coursework are welcome to come.