Interactivity@GT 2024

Interactivity@GT 2024 

Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and Master’s Program in Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) are pleased to announce Interactivity@GT, the annual research showcase and networking event for industry featuring our students and faculty engaged in people-centric innovation.  

The event will take place in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) on:
 Tuesday, February 6, 2024 
 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 Attendance is free, but does require advanced registration. 
Questions? Contact Clint Zeagler at Georgia Tech/IPaT:

A livestream of Karen Holtzblatt's keynote presentation is available below starting at 1:00pm, Feb 6. (click play to initiate livestream):

Connect with our Georgia Tech Community

Interactivity@GT enables industry researchers, developers, and recruiters to connect with Georgia Tech people and state-of-the-art research exploring technology solutions that will shape our global future. Georgia Tech’s world-class IPaT and its top-rated MS-HCI Program are joining forces to sponsor Interactivity@GT, a powerful merging of pioneering research and renowned faculty with the best and brightest students preparing for industry-based user research and design careers. This is a free event and Atlanta-area businesses are encouraged to attend.

Event Schedule

12:30 - 1:00 pmRegistration
1:00 - 2:00 pmKeynote: Karen Holtzblatt
2:00 - 3:00 pmOne-Minute Madness – MS-HCI students present their research 
and interests to industry representatives 
3:00 - 5:00 pmResearch posters and demonstrations 
4:30 - 6:00 pmReception + Networking – Industry guests, students, faculty, 
and researchers  

See pictures from the event.

Click this large image to see pictures from the Feb. 6, 2024 event. Or click here.

Karen Holtzblatt

Karen Holtzblatt

Karen Holtzblatt - Keynote Speaker

Karen Holtzblatt is a thought leader, industry speaker, and author.  A recognized innovator in requirements and design, Karen has developed transformative design approaches throughout her career. She introduced Contextual Inquire and Contextual Design, the industry standard for understanding the customer and organizing that data to drive innovative product and service concepts. Her newest book Contextual Design 2nd Edition Design for Life is used by companies and universities worldwide.

Karen co-founded InContext Design in 1992 with Hugh Beyer to use Contextual Design techniques to coach product teams and deliver market data and design solutions to businesses across scores of industries in many countries. As CEO of InContext, Karen has worked with product, application, and design teams for over 30 years.

Karen is also the driving force behind the Women in Tech Retention Project housed at WITops research explores why women in technology professions leave the field and creates tested interventions to help women thrive and succeed. Her new book with Nicola Marsden, Retaining Women in Tech: Shifting the Paradigm shares the work. Karen consults with companies to help them understand their diverse teams and improve retention, team cohesion, and equal participation by all.

As a member of ACM SIGCHI (The Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) Karen was awarded membership to the CHI Academy a gathering of significant contributors and received the first Lifetime Award for Practice for her impact on the field.

Karen has also been an Adjunct Research Scientist at the University of Maryland’s iSchool (College of Information Studies). Karen has worked with many universities to help design curriculum for training user experience professionals. Karen has more than 30 years of teaching experience professionally, at conferences and university settings. She holds a doctorate in applied psychology from the University of Toronto.

Location/Date Information

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Event location:
Technology Square Research Building
Georgia Tech
85 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Sponsored by:
Institute for People and Technology
Master’s Program in Human-Computer Interaction