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Randolph Bias

Interim Dean and Professor

Specialization(s)

Usability, Human-Information Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science

Bio

Randolph has worked in industry for over 20 years as a usability engineer, helping software developers make human-computer interfaces, including Web sites, user friendly. After stints with Bell Labs, IBM, and BMC Software (where he created and managed the Usability Department), Randolph co-founded an independent usability lab and consultancy. He came to the School of Information to research human information processing and human-computer interaction. Randolph has written over 50 technical articles in the area of human information processing, and co-edited Cost-Justifying Usability (R. G. Bias and D. J. Mayhew, Eds., 1994, Cambridge: Academic Press). He is a Certified Human Factors Practitioner, and is active in professional societies such as the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Usability Professionals Association. Randolph has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and statistics at The University of Texas at Austin, Rutgers University, Huston-Tillotson College, and Texas State University, plus has taught many short courses for industry. He is a vigorous advocate for designing technology to fit the user.

B.S. (with honors) in psychology, 1973, Florida State University; Ph.D. in human experimental psychology, 1978, The University of Texas at Austin.


Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2017 Fall INF 315C Topics In Human-Computer Interaction: User Experience Design
2017 Spring INF 315C Topics In Human-Computer Interaction: User Experience Design
2017 Spring INF 385G Advanced Usability
2016 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2016 Spring INF 397C Understanding Research
2015 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2015 Spring INF 385P Usability
2015 Spring INF 397C Understanding Research
2014 Spring INF 397C Understanding Research
2014 Spring INF 385P Usability
2013 Spring INF 385G Advanced Usability
2012 Fall INF 385P Usability
2012 Fall INF 397C Understanding Research
2012 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Advanced Usability
2011 Fall INF 385P Usability
2011 Spring INF 385P Usability
2011 Summer Whole INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Advanced Usability
2010 Fall INF 385P Usability
2010 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Advanced Usability
2009 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Advanced Usability
2009 Fall INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies
2009 Fall INF 385P Usability
2009 Spring INF 391D.09 Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2009 Spring INF 385P Usability
2008 Fall INF 397.4 Seeking Funding for Information Studies
2008 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2008 Spring INF 391D.09 Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2008 Spring INF 385P Usability
2007 Fall INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies
2007 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2007 Summer Session 2 INF 397 Research in Information Studies: Research in Information Studies: Seeking Funding
2006 Fall INF 397 Research in Information Studies: Seeking Funding for Information Studies
2006 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2006 Spring INF 391D.09 Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2006 Spring INF 385P Usability
2005 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2005 Fall INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies
2005 Spring INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies
2005 Spring INF 385P Usability
2004 Fall INF 391D.08 Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I - RESTRICTED
2004 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2004 Spring INF 385P Usability
2003 Fall INF 385G Advanced Usability
2003 Fall INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies
2003 Spring INF 385T.6 Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems: Software Usability Engineering
2003 Summer Session 1 INF 397C Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science
2002 Spring INF 385T.6 Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems: Advanced Usability
2001 Fall INF 385G Information Architecture and Usability Studies
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