Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"DIA2 - Deep Insights Anytime, Anywhere"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
computer graphics, human-computer interaction, engineering education, ECE, user-centered design
Project Description:
This is a project funded by the National Science Foundation. We are building an online tool to analyze and visualize data from proposals funded by the National Science Foundation. More information about the project and an alpha version of the tool available at
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will work and learn from a large interdisciplinary team of professors and graduate students from 4 universities. The intern will be doing user-centered design and user experience work including analyzing interview data to derive design requirements, sketching and wireframing interactions, and assisting with usability testing. The team is looking forward to teaching a motivated intern how to do this type of work. We do not expect the intern to necessarily know how to do this at the very beginning.
Related Website(s): Dr. Vorvoreanu's blog: Dr. Vorvoreanu's user interface blog:
Desired Qualifications:
human subjects certification will be required. No special skills or experience are needed, except for strong motivation and reliability.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Vorvoreanu, Mihaela
computer graphics technology

Student Supervisor

Mihaela Vorvoreanu
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Krishna Madhavan
Engineering Education