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Professor Publishes Textbook on Designing for the Future

11/28/2012

MELBOURNE, FLA. –Florida Institute of Technology’s director of the Human-Centered Design Institute (HCDi), Guy André Boy, recently published a Textbook, Orchestrating Human-Centered Design. In the book, Boy presents a model to articulate technology, organizations and people. Tapping his 30 years of experience in the field of human–centered design (HCD), Boy offers his reflections and many real-world examples from his career in industry and academia.

Human-centered design focuses on how people interact with technology in its many forms, contributing to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. High-level managers, technicians and those interested in the design of artifacts use the technological and philosophical concepts of HCD to improve outcomes in their arenas of expertise.

In addition to his role as director of the HCD program at Florida Tech, Boy has a joint appointment as a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He also has an Intergovernmental Personal Act (IPA) appointment at NASA Kennedy Space Center as a chief scientist for human-centered design.

The Florida Tech Ph.D. program in HCD is open to graduate students with a strong interest in people, and applied human and social sciences. The program requires significant breadth and depth of understanding in engineering, mathematics and science. To learn more about the HCD program at Florida Tech visit http://research.fit.edu/hcdi/motivation.php. For more information about Boy’s book, Orchestrating Human-Centered Design, visit www.springer.com.

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