Marchioli Collective Impact Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski for having been awarded the Spring 2020 Marchioli Collective Impact Innovation Award! Through her vision in creating industry-focused user experience training for students, Dr. Wisniewski has created a learning environment for growth and excellence. To learn more about Dr. Wisniewski and her work at the iUX Academy, click here!

Congrats Andrew

Congrats to Andrew Talone for obtaining a position as a Human Factors Researcher conducting user research for Hewlett Packard (HP)! In this role, Andrew utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods to help improve computer hardware products. He currently serves as the Human Factors Lead for HP gaming products (mice, keyboards, and headsets). He is an avid gamer Read more about Congrats Andrew[…]

Dr. Wisniewski on Mentorship

Through her dedication in inspiring and guiding students to success, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was recently highlighted by UCF for her impact on students: “I want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to do research and something impactful for the world,” Wisniewski says. “It also gives those who want to go to graduate Read more about Dr. Wisniewski on Mentorship[…]

Julien Joins the iUX Academy

November 20, 2019 – The iUX Academy welcomes Julien Joachim to the team. He has joined the lab to assist with managing and designing the iUX Academy website. Julien is an undergraduate student at UCF where he is pursuing a BFA in Experimental Animation. With an interest in user experience, he designs and animates beautiful Read more about Julien Joins the iUX Academy[…]

Congrats Christy

Congrats to Christy LaPerriere for obtaining a position as an Associate Product Designer at SightPlan, a company revolutionizing asset management and resident service! In this role, Christy is responsible for designing features backed by user research and congregating consumer data. Next year, Christy is planning to attend graduate school for a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction. Read more about Congrats Christy[…]

Peraton Makes Strides

Congrats to the iUX Academy Peraton Team for their outstanding work with Peraton! Over the past 6 months, the iUX Academy has had the pleasure in helping Peraton develop their monitoring system’s user interface. Overseen by Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, and with support from Dr. Joseph Laviola, the team comprised of interns Timothy Dinh, Irina Lediaeva, Read more about Peraton Makes Strides[…]

Camp Connect III

The STIR Lab students together with iUX Academy students were invited to organize the UCF iSTEM’s Camp Connect III summer event, introducing the three high school student to the field of Human-Computer Interaction within Computer Science. iUX Academy student Zach Shea also introduced the students to the design process and helped them create their first mobile app prototype.

Summer Internship with Career Fair Plus

Congrats to Irina Lediaeva for obtaining a summer internship with Career Fair Plus. As an Accessibility Intern, Irina will be helping to ensure the company’s applications meet current accessibility standards across a variety of platforms, such as iOS and Android devices.

Feature on UCF QEP Website

iUX Academy Featured on UCF QEP Website November 9, 2017 – This week the success of the iUX Academy was highlighted by UCF’s QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) office. Highlights from the announcement include: “The iUX Academy is part of a larger initiative to enhance human-computer interaction education at UCF and has received over $65,000 in internal Read more about Feature on UCF QEP Website[…]

Larry Joins the iUX Academy

June 16, 2017 – The iUX Academy welcomes Larry Moralez to the team. Larry will both be working with the lab’s newest client (Medi-IoT). Larry will be serving as the project manager for the Medi-IoT team. We are excited to have Larry join the iUX Academy! Larry Moralez is a graduate student in the Modeling and Simulation Read more about Larry Joins the iUX Academy[…]

SIGITE 2017 Paper Published Online

SIGITE 2017 Paper Published Online September 29, 2017 – The SIGITE 2017 paper that was accepted for publication in the SIGITE conference proceedings this past summer is now accessible online through the ACM Digital Library. The paper can be downloaded from the following page: Andrew Talone will be presenting the paper in Rochester, NY on Read more about SIGITE 2017 Paper Published Online[…]

Rafael Forero Joins

August 14, 2017 – The iUX Academy welcomes Rafael Forero to the team. Rafael will be joining the lab and Medi-IoT team to assist with front-end development. Rafael is an undergraduate student at UCF where he is pursuing his Computer Science degree. He makes useful, beautiful, web-based applications using modern implementations of software development and user experience Read more about Rafael Forero Joins[…]

Leeba Thomas Join

Leeba Thomas joins the iUX Academy and the Medi-IoT Team! August 14, 2017 – The iUX Academy welcomes Leeba Thomas to the team. Leeba will be helping with back-end development. Leeba is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She is quite interested in the cloud technology which sets up a Read more about Leeba Thomas Join[…]

Proof of Concept

Paper Discussing iUX Academy Proof-of-Concept Accepted to SIGITE 2017 July 19, 2017 – Congratulations to Andrew Talone, Prateek Basavaraj, and Dr. Wisniewski on the acceptance of their paper to he 18th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (aka SIGITE 2017)! Their paper describes the concept of the iUX Academy, and the success of the lab’s Read more about Proof of Concept[…]

iUX Academy Has Begun

iUX Academy Has Begun The iUX Academy has begun operating, and is preparing for full operation and recruitment during the fall semester. Email us at: for more information. Return to News

Zach Shea Joins

Zach Shea Joins the iUX Academy! June 16, 2017 – The iUX Academy welcomes Zachary Shea to the team. Zach will both be working with the lab’s newest client (Medi-IoT). Zach will be the principal UI/UX designer on the team. We are excited to have both Zach join the iUX Academy! Zachary Shea is an undergraduate student studying Read more about Zach Shea Joins[…]