Norman (Norm) Vinson

 

Roles and responsibilities

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher.

Current research and/or projects

Practical application of HCI to a variety of areas: AI, epidemiology, e-learning, software engineering, ethics and privacy, and conducting HCI research in AR and VR.

Research and/or project statements

  • Project lead for the development of several e-learning proofs of concepts and demos based on NRC technology (2017-2018)
  • Application of user centered design to syndromic surveillance, including the development of two deployed syndromic surveillance systems (2007-2012)
  • Research Ethics in empirical software engineering research (1999-2008)

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology                    1995
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, M.A. in Psychology                                      1989
  • McGill University, Montreal, B.Sc. Honours in Psychology                                         1987

Awards

  • OCRI (Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation) Health Innovation Award in 2011 for ILI Watch multi-centre project.
  • CASCON First Decade High Impact Paper Award, 2010 (for An Examination of Software Engineering Work Practices)

Key publications

  • Singer, J., Lethbridge, T., Vinson, N., & Anquetil, N. (2010). An examination of software engineering work practices. In CASCON First Decade High Impact Papers - CASCON ’10 (pp. 174–188). Toronto, Canada: ACM Press. http://doi.org/10.1145/1925805.1925815. Reprint of Singer, J., Lethbridge, T., Vinson, N., Anquetil, N. (1997). An examination of software engineering work practices. In Proceedings of CASCON ’97, pp. 209-223, November 10-13, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Singer, J., & Vinson, N. G. (2002). Ethical issues in empirical studies of software engineering. IEEE Transactions on Software, 28(12), 1171–1180. http://doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2002.1158289
  • Vinson, N. G. (1999). Design Guidelines for Landmarks to Support Navigation in Virtual Environments. In CHI ’99 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 278–285). http://doi.org/10.1145/302979.303062

Previous work experience

2014-present

NRC

Research Officer             

Human-Computer Interaction Team

2013-2014

Perram

UI designer and Software Development Project Manager

2013-2014

Fit Minds            

Director of Science and Technology

1996-2013

NRC

Research Officer             

Interaction with Modelled Environments and Interactive Information Teams     

1995-1996

Nortel Networks

Interaction Designer                      

Norman (Norm) Vinson

Associate Research Officer
Digital Technologies
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): French
Telephone: 613-993-0627

Expertise

Information Technology, Human-computer interaction, Social Sciences, Psychology