Professor Hartmann's research in Human-Computer Interaction lies at the intersections of three domains: crowdsourcing; design tools; and physical computing. Research systems center on tools for designers and programmers, with emphasis on amateurs and DIY groups. He holds the Paul and Judy Gray Alumni Presidential Chair in Engineering Excellence.
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An engineer working on a project to improve parks would do well to visit a nearby park to get “a fuller context of what visitors experience,” says mechanical engineering grad student Lora Oehlberg. Oehlberg instructs classes at Berkeley known as the human-centered design course thread, looking at incorporating the needs of the end user into the engineering of goods, products or services.