Faculty / Axel Roesler

Axel Roesler

Chair + Associate Professor, Interaction Design
Art Building, Room 238

Associate Professor Axel Roesler received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems Engineering with a specialization in Human-centered Design from The Ohio State University. He also holds an M.F.A in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University and a Diplom in Industrial Design (equivalent to M.A.) from Burg Giebichenstein, Hochschule für Kunst und Design (University of Art and Design) in Halle, Germany. He came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar in 1998.

Dr. Roesler is Chair of the Interaction Design program and a founding member of the University of Washington’s DUB group (Human-Computer Interaction and Design Coalition) an initiative between the departments of Computer Science & Engineering, Human-centered Design and Engineering, the iSchool, and the Division of Design to pioneer cross-disciplinary education for future human-computer interaction design professionals.

His research interests include the interactive, visual, and dynamic display of information and the impact of innovation in everyday life. Areas of application are information visualization, coordination of perspectives on data, and user experience design.

Recent research projects have addressed new concepts for interacting with procedural online instructions, a self-help medical support system, and an interface framework to control perspectives in dynamic spatial settings. Industry partners and research collaborators include Boeing, Microsoft, Group Health, and Intel.

Dr. Roesler has published on collaborative design methods, design for expert domains, and the relationship between design and cognition.

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