Randolph Bias

Biography

Randolph has worked in industry for over 20 years as a usabilityengineer, 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 UsabilityDepartment), Randolph co-founded an independent usability lab andconsultancy. He came to the School of Information to research humaninformation processing and human-computer interaction. Randolph haswritten over 50 technical articles in the area of human informationprocessing, and co-edited Cost-Justifying Usability (R. G. Bias and D.J. Mayhew, Eds., 1994, Cambridge: Academic Press). He is a CertifiedHuman Factors Practitioner, and is active in professional societies suchas the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the UsabilityProfessionals Association. Randolph has taught undergraduate andgraduate courses in psychology and statistics at The University of Texasat Austin, Rutgers University, Huston-Tillotson College, and Texas StateUniversity, plus has taught many short courses for industry. He is avigorous advocate for designing technology to fit the user.

Degrees

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

Areas Of Specialization

Usability
Human-Information Processing
Human-Computer Interaction
Cognitive Science

Recent Publications

Bias, R. G., Gillan, D. J., & Lewis, C. (In press.) The tortoise and the (soft)ware: Moores Law, Amdahls Law, and performance trends for human-machine systems. To appear in the Journal of Usability Studies.

Bias, R. G., Nixon, M., He, D., & Kim, H. (In press.) Employing a user-centered design approach to improve operator interfaces. To appear in the IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, Special Issue on Special Issue on Human Factors in Advanced Applications for Process Control.

Huang, S.-C., Bias, R. G., & Schnyer, D. (In press.) How are icons processed by the brain? Neuroimaging measures of four types of visual stimuli used in information systems. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology. Article first published online: 15 May 2014. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23210.

Bias, R. G. (2013). (Almost) A lifetime at the research/practice nexus: Human information processing and UI design. Presentation made to the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, FL, June.

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Recent Awards

  • John Wiley Best Paper Award with Huang, S. C. & Schnyer, D.

Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2020SpringINF 398TSupervised Teaching in Information Studies - RESTRICTED
2019SpringINF 391FAdvanced Topics in Research Methods, Methodologies, and Design - RESTRICTED Experimental Design
2018FallINF 315CTopics In Human-Computer Interaction User Experience Design
2017FallINF 315CTopics In Human-Computer Interaction User Experience Design
2017SpringINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2017SpringINF 315CTopics In Human-Computer Interaction User Experience Design
2016FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2016SpringINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2015FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2015SpringINF 385PUsability
2015SpringINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2014FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2014SpringINF 385PUsability
2014SpringINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2013SpringINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2012FallINF 385PUsability
2012FallINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2012SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Advanced Usability
2011FallINF 385PUsability
2011SpringINF 385PUsability
2011Summer WholeINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Advanced Usability
2010FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Advanced Usability
2010FallINF 385PUsability
2009FallINF 385PUsability
2009FallINF 397CIntroduction to Research in Information Studies
2009FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Advanced Usability
2009SpringINF 385PUsability
2009SpringINF 391D.09Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2008FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2008FallINF 397.04Seeking Funding for Information Studies
2008SpringINF 385PUsability
2008SpringINF 391D.09Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2007FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2007FallINF 397CIntroduction to Research in Information Studies
2007Summer Session 2INF 397Research in Information Studies Research in Information Studies: Seeking Funding
2006FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2006FallINF 397Research in Information Studies Seeking Funding for Information Studies
2006SpringINF 385PUsability
2006SpringINF 391D.09Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED
2005FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2005FallINF 397CIntroduction to Research in Information Studies
2005SpringINF 385PUsability
2005SpringINF 397CIntroduction to Research in Information Studies
2004FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2004FallINF 391D.08Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I - RESTRICTED
2004SpringINF 385PUsability
2003FallINF 385GAdvanced Usability
2003FallINF 397CIntroduction to Research in Information Studies
2003SpringINF 385T.6Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems Software Usability Engineering
2003Summer Session 1INF 397CIntroduction to Research in Library and Information Science
2002SpringINF 385T.6Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems Advanced Usability
2001FallINF 385GInformation Architecture and Usability Studies