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VII.1 Jan.-Feb. 2000
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What’s happening

Jennifer Bruer

back to top  Announcement of Two Liberty Mutual Awards For Ergonomics and Occupational Safety Research

bullet.gif The 2000 Liberty Mutual Prize

The award of $5,000 seeks to recognize outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or to the advancement of theory, understanding and development of occupational safety research.

To be considered for the Liberty Mutual Prize, the applicant must submit a letter of application and a research paper. The paper must be:

  • An original report of laboratory, field, or intervention research
  • Relevant to the field of occupational safety and ergonomics
  • Non-proprietary
  • Unpublished at the time of submission
  • Thirty pages or fewer, single spaced

Relevant disciplines include: ergonomics, epidemiology, biomechanics, cognitive and behavioral psychology, design, physiology, and economics and optimization.

bullet.gif The 2000 Liberty Mutual Medal

In addition, the Liberty Mutual Medal in Ergonomics and Occupational Safety will be bestowed in year 2000. This is given to the best of the three awardees during the last three years: 1998, 1999, and 2000. This award consists of a medal and $15,000.

An international review committee will select the winning contribution. The Prize as well as the Medal are then handed out by the International Ergonomics Association at The IEA/HFES 2000 Congress, which will be held in San Diego, California from July 30 to August 4, 2000.

Persons wishing to be considered should submit an application to the IEA Awards Committee Chair: Prof. Martin Helander, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798.

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to:

A letter of application should be accompanied by 5 copies of the 30-page report. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2000. Applicants will be notified by May 1, 2000.

back to top  New Ph.D. Program in HCI at Carnegie Mellon
Applications due by January 5th.

The HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is proud to announce its new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Human Computer Interaction. Applications are now being accepted for admission in the Fall of 2000. Full details about the program can be found on the Web at:


The Human Computer Interaction Institute is one of the world's leading centers for research in Human Computer Interaction — taking a diverse interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of HCI research. Students accepted to the Ph.D. program will have the opportunity to work with Institute faculty, staff, and student members from over 15 campus units in wide ranging and innovative research programs in HCI. The Institute offers excellent facilities, including primary office and laboratory spaces housed in the newly completed Newell Simon Hall, as well as access to the excellent computing facilities of the School of Computer Science, and the laboratory and studio facilities of related departments outside the school. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds, and we anticipate that all students accepted to the HCI Ph.D. program will receive tuition and living allowance funding for as long as they are enrolled and in good standing.

back to top  One-Day Workshops at Interactive Factory

bullet.gif Interface Design for the Web

January 7/February 11/March 3/March 20/April 7
In this workshop, explore information design, navigational architecture, user feedback, scenario scripting, customization, and types of collaboration.

bullet.gif Web Graphics

January 28/February 9/March 1/March 14/April 5/April 28
This one-day course covers file formatting (gif, animated gif, JPEG, and Shockwave), color modes, browser-palette issues, bit depth, and image size. Learn to streamline production of graphics in Photoshop using palette and batch processing. Create animated GIFs using GIFBuilder. Learn to create interfaces in Photoshop, and achieve useful Web effects without compromising design quality.

bullet.gif Intermediate Dreamweaver: Adding Interactivity

January 31/March 23/April 24
Learn to incorporate DHTML and Javascript without hand coding, gain pixel precision control over page layout, and create interactive pages using behaviors and the timeline. This one-day course also includes an introduction to templates, and site management features such as directory structure reorganization, search and replace, link updating, FTP, and file check in/out.

bullet.gif Web Project Management

February 4/March 31
Covers the Web site development process from concept to launch, including: proposal writing, schedule estimation, budgets, resource location, team building, content production, usability and bug tests, in-house organizational system creation, and client-relationship building.

  • Interactive Factory
  • 368 Congress Street
  • Boston, MA 02210

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