Dana Hutchins
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Dana Hutchins

541 Congress Street
Portland ME
04101 USA

For more than 25 years Dana Hutchins has created interactive systems, educational games, user interfaces, multimedia, and web products for clients such as NASA, National Semiconductor, Fairchild, Polaroid, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, and the Orlando Science Center. Hutchins is a long-time member of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers and in known as an innovator in the science museum exhibit design and human-computer interaction design fields. In 2002 Hutchins formed the XhibitNet division of Image Works to focus on designing networked learning environments for science education. Current projects include the design and development of a $2.4 million system of 12 networked interactive multimedia marine research simulation stations and 30 high-definition video displays for the new Gulf of Maine Research Institute funded by NASA, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and private donors. In 2005 Hutchins' firm also received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a Content Authoring, Presentation and Communication System for Informal Science Education Exhibits.

Dana will present Immersing Students in Research at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. [Paper]