Meet the team
DMD was made by a team of 4 Carnegie Mellon students, as part of the Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction capstone project. Here is a little information about each of us.
User Testing Lead
He began his undergraduate career as an electrical engineer, but soon realized people were more interesting than circuits, and completed his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. Sam is Dental HCI’s User Testing Lead, responsible for responsibilities related to user testing, such as designing tasks for the users.
Project Lead & Tech Lead
His most recent adventure before Carnegie Mellon was at Skype, where he developed a deeper interest in HCI foundations and practices. Jaanus is the Project Manager and Client Liaison of DMD, responsible for administration, communication and pacing of the project. Jaanus is also Dental HCI's Technical Lead, responsible for the prototype's technical architecture and implementation.
Website Lead & Documentation Lead
She graduated from Wellesley College in 2007 with a degree in Cognitive and Linguistic Science, along with a minor in Psychology. Her training in HCI will help her design software that will be enjoyable and easy to use. Jackie is the Documentation Lead, and Web Master of Dental HCI. She ensures that our reports and other deliverables are of the highest quality.
He graduated from MIT with a degree in Brain and Cognitive Science in 2004. With most of his classes involving Cognitive Science, Computer Science, and Arts and Architecture, Human Computer Interaction seemed like the next logical step. Elliott is the project’s Design Lead, responsible for the conceptual and visual design of the project artifacts.
And meet the clients
Thankam Thyvalikakath & Titus Schleyer
The project is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Dental Informatics (CDI), part of University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. CDI is one of the top research centers for dental informatics. In particular, our project clients include Associate Professor and CDI Director Titus Schleyer and Assistant Professor Thankam Thyvalikakath, both experts in the field.
The project described was supported by the grant 1 KL2 RR024154-02 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH. Information on NCRR is available at http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/. Information on Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise can be obtained from http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/clinicalresearch/overview-translational.asp.