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ICA 2024 Keynote Talk: Dr. Fiona Nah

Keynote speaker Dr. Fiona Nah

In our lead up to #ICA24, we are highlighting a keynote talk by Dr. Fiona Nah, Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong, that will happen at our welcome reception (Friday June 21, 9AM-10.30AM, Room 1, GCCEC Upper). You can find more information about Dr. Nah and her talk below. We hope to see you there!

Talk Title: Flow experience in video gaming using electroencephalogram (EEG)

Abstract: An optimal experience termed flow can be experienced by users who are deeply absorbed and immersed in human-computer interaction. EEG offers a promising method for assessing users’ flow experience in real time. Interaction designers strive to induce flow in their users and assess users’ moment-to-moment experience in usability evaluation. In this talk, I will present research findings on the EEG correlates of flow in video gaming. With an increased understanding of the EEG correlates of the flow experience of users, system designers who are designing for the flow state can utilize EEG to adapt their systems to the user experience and assess the effects of different design elements and interfaces on users’ flow experience.

Speaker bio: Dr. Fiona Nah is a Professor in the Department of Media and Communication and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. She is also the convenor of the brain research cluster in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. She is one of the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists, according to a study by Stanford University. She received the Top 50 Asia Women Tech Leaders Award in 2024. Dr. Nah holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She received her B.S. (Honors) and M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore. She previously served on the faculty of Purdue University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla). According to Google Scholar, her publications have received close to 15,000 citations. Dr. Nah’s research has been previously funded by an EAGER research grant (2015-2018) and an EPSCoR research grant (2001-2004) from the United States National Science Foundation. Dr. Nah is the Editor-in-chief of the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction and an Associate Editor for several journals including the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and Internet Research. She also serves on the editorial board of several other journals including the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. During her leisure time, she enjoys jogging, yoga, and kayaking.

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