Research Tools

Facilities
Important Software / Tools for Research

Students will extensively use the following software for their research projects:

Learning Management System: 

WEB CT, Moodle, Edu 20, Schoology

Usability Engineering & Research:

Contextual Inquiry, User & Task Analysis, Usability Observations in Lab & Natural Settings, Focus Group Research, Interviewing, Questionnaire Survey (Survey Monkey), User
Interface Analysis & Design, User Interface Evaluation Techniques, Rapid Prototyping, User Interface/Web Development


Web Technology / Authoring Programs: 
Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Framemaker 7.2, Camtasia, Snag IT, Macromedia Captivate, WordPress, Doomby, Sitebuilder, Google Sites

Document Authoring / Editing: 
Adobe Framemaker, Google Docs, Calameo, Issuu

Social Networking: 
Facebook, Twitter, Blogs

Data Collection and Analysis: 
Morae Usability Testing, SPSS, Stat View

Graphic Design: 
PhotoShop, Poser Figure Artist

Language Learning: 
FLAX, IHMC Concept Mapping Software, Hot Potatoes

3D Computer-Aided Design Software:
Autodesk 123D Design, Make, Tinkercad, BuildwithChrome

3D Printer & 3D Scanner:
Cube 3D Printer, iSense, Sense scanner

Prototyping:
LEGO Mindstorms
Important Resources for Students: 

Concepts:

INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING
http://3dprintingindustry.com/3d-printing-basics-free-beginners-guide/

PRODUCT DESIGN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_design

Tutorials:

INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF CUBIFY 3D PRINTERS
http://www.3dsystems.com/shop/support/cube/videos

INTRODUCTION TO 3D SCANNERS
http://www.3dsystems.com/shop/isense

AUTODESK DESIGN TUTORIAL
http://www.123dapp.com/howto/design

IHMC CONCEPT MAPPING SOFTWARE (CMAP CLOUD)
https://cmapcloud.ihmc.us/

Design Study:

THINGIVERSE:
https://www.thingiverse.com/

CAD SOFTWARE:
1. Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com/

2. BuildwithChrome
https://www.buildwithchrome.com/

3. Autodesk 123d Design
http://www.123dapp.com/design