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     Dustin Kirk
My personal goal in life is to change the world's perception of technology by raising people's expectations through areas of Interaction Design & Visualization. As a multi-disciplinary Interaction Designer, my scholastic research and professional focus is on creating systems and electronic interfaces that are both effective and efficient. I am particularly interested in improving users' experiences through data-mining and context awareness. I believe such techniques are necessary as users are asked to manage an ever increasing amount of information. Having dual majored in Computer Science and Psychology, I bring a breadth of knowledge in people and technology as well as a passion for business, design, and innovation. I am currently obtaining an M.S. in Human Computer Interaction. As an advocate of simplicity and usability I have worked on many projects over the past few years to design and develop more efficient and effective systems, including Meeting Processes & Collaboration, Contact Management, Online Health Benefit Management, Advanced RSS Aggregation, Web Browsing History, Reporting, and many others.

B.S. Computer Science & Psychology, Rensselaer
M.S. Human Computer Interaction, Rensselaer - Expected May 2008

Personal Trajectory:
I grew up on a ranch in western South Dakota feeding cows and fixing fences. Working on cutting edge technology used by millions seemed like a logical path for me to take.

Creative Problem Solving

Bad Puns

Favorite Project:
Personal Zeitgeist - A completely new way to organize web browser history.

Special Interest:
Sustainable Design & Technology

Professional Interests
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data-mining
  • Visualization
  • Context Awareness
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Video Game Design
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Immersive Computing
  • Social Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Large Screen Displays
  • 3D Environments…
    Personal Interests
  • Sailing
  • Swing Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Frisbee
  • Improv
  • Guitar
  • Kickball
  • Computers
  • Snowboarding
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Online Videos