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Jose Camou
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MS, Fall 2013

Home Dept: Psychology

MS Dissertation title: Urban forecast: An analysis of a crowdsourced mobile app for crisis management

MS Advisor(s): Stephen Gilbert

Area of MS research: This thesis presents a tool called Urban Forecast that can help citizens avoid dangerous locations and events by posting it on a map in the application and having it notify every other user around that area

Employment upon graduating:
Lead Designer
Sixth Edge
West Des Moines, IA

Current activity: Plan, test, design, test, implement, test, repeat

What HCI classes were invaluable to my success?
Advanced Design Communication (ArtGR 501) - Not really a HCI course but this class really had an effect on my thinking.

Favorite graduate school memory: The ups and downs of creating and establishing the UX Lab.

HCI issues that interest me: Designing for social impact, designing beyond usability

A website recommend, and why:
I would consider A List Apart a top tier journal for the web industry. Very intelligent people writing about design, development and web content.

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