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Persuasive Design and Healthcare

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this talk, Tom MacTavish will address the latest trends in using technology and design to support behavior change for health and wellness.  He will specifically share information and trends from the 12th annual International Conference on Persuasive Technology that was held in Amsterdam from April 3 – 6, 2017.  This year’s conference theme is on smart monitoring and persuasive coaching.  You can read more about the conference here: http://persuasivetechnology.eu.

Here’s the schedule: 

6:30 PM – Free food and drinks while networking

7:00 to 8:00 PM – Talk and discussion

Many thanks to the IIT Institute of Design for hosting and sponsoring us.

Hope to see you there!

Here’s more about Tom:

Tom MacTavish is an Assistant Professor at the IIT Institute of Design and teaches courses related to interaction design history, theory, and practice. For nine years before coming to ID, he directed Motorola Labs’ Center for Human Interaction Research with research laboratories in Phoenix (AZ), Schaumburg (IL), and Shanghai (China). In prior years, he led the Human Interface Technology Center based in Atlanta (GA) for NCR Corporation and served as director of engineering for NCR’s wireless communications and networking engineering group in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

As a member of the human/computer interaction research community, Tom has participated in the full range of product conceptualization and development phases including strategy formulation, user and technology research, concept development, and product implementation. These activities resulted in delivered projects and products using many methods and technologies including recognition technologies (handwriting, speech, and image), interaction technologies (synthetic speech, multimodal interaction, and context aware systems), and experience design and prototyping (design research, user centered design, usability evaluations, and rapid prototyping).


April 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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IIT Institute of Design
565 W Adams St, 7th floor
Chicago, IL us


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