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Join Us for Our First Masters of UX Research Series 2016-17

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150 Broadway, 20th Floor · Manhattan, NY

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NY TECH ALLIANCE / Speaker Peter Pirolli PhD Xerox Parc / Author “Information Foraging Theory”

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Speaker Peter Pirolli PhD Xerox Parc / Author “Information Foraging Theory”

Title: Models of Human-Information Interaction for Information Foraging, Sense-making, and Behavior Change:

Abstract: In this presentation, Peter will discuss a series of increasingly complex human-information problems and contexts that have been addressed over the years by increasingly complex theories and models of human cognition and behavior. The problems and contexts include information foraging. intelligence analysis, learning technical domains, and mastering changes in one’s own lifestyle. The cognitive models have been used to come to a deeper understanding of the cognitive ecology of human-information interaction in these contexts, to develop new user modeling techniques, with the aim of supporting the development of new human-information interaction techniques.

Bio: Peter Pirolli PhD, is a Research Fellow and Area Manager in the Interactive Intelligence Area at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he has been pursuing studies of human information interaction since 1991. Over that time, he has been a member or leader of groups that have created entirely new fields of research in the psychology of human-computer interaction, information visualization, information foraging theory, sense-making, and social information foraging. His current interest is in computational neurocognitive models to support artificial intelligence systems that help people change to healthier lifestyles.

To Attend: Members of NY TECH ALLIANCE enter free (all others $20). Please note: you must register in advance even if you are a NY TECH ALLIANCE Member at this link:

Hope to see you there. Peter is an amazing speaker.