Presenter: Al Wong, D.Sc.

Discription: The ever-shrinking information technology (IT) budget dictates the need for IT solutions and systems to align with budgets. Industry as well as government reports indicate system failures are due to usability issues requiring updates, redesign, and in cases, complete replacement. This workshop identifies the core cognitive principles that when properly applied, enhance user acceptance and the usability of systems. The session will also present a framework for conducting user interface analysis.

The tutorial covers the following topics

  • INCOSE System Requirement Process
  • Understanding Requirements (exercise)
  • Technology Acceptance Model
  • Cognitive Principles (group Exercise
  • User Analysis
  • Putting it all together (group exercies)

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 9AM – Noon, Arrival 8:30am
Cost: Free
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Parking: Closest to Nguyen Engineering Building is Shenandoah Parking Deck on Sandy Creek Way. Most convenient entrance area to Shenandoah Parking Deck is to take Braddock Road to Roberts Road, turn left on Patriot Circle and right on Sandy Creek Way. Alternatively, you can take University Drive to Patriot Circle and follow Patriot Circle to Sandy Creek Way. Note: In Waze use The Volgenau School of Engineering, Fairfax, VA.

Bio: Dr. Al Wong holds a B.S. in Internetworking Technologies, a M.S. in Management if Information Systems, and a D.Sc. in Information Systems and Communications. His dissertation research focused on the Acceptance and Usability of Federal Enterprise Architectures. Dr. Wong served as the CTO with GeffTech, LLC where he aligned the organization’s core capability to become a leading provider of systems engineering services to the Department of Interior. Al has over 20 years of systems engineering experience and consulting to federal contracts. Dr. Wong is currently a Lead Systems Engineer at the MITRE Corporation where he applies his knowledge of systems engineering to the federal government.