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Jonathan D. Ericson

Assistant Professor, Information Design and Corporate Communication
Ph.D., Brown University, 2013
Sc.M., Brown University, 2011
B.S., University of Connecticut, 2006
Office: Morison Hall 289 | 781.891._3482 | jericson@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3482
                       


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Bio

Jon Ericson uses virtual reality (VR), motion tracking, and eye tracking technologies to study human-computer interaction and experience design. As a designer and consultant, his work has earned a mention in Forbes, driven investments, received industry awards and nominations including a Webby nomination for Best User Interface and a rare 10/10 from Computer Music. As a researcher, Jon's work has been supported by Bentley University, Brown University's Brain Science Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the NASA RI Space Grant. His current research interests include healthcare communication, data visualization, environmental design, sustainability, and creative interfaces.

Teaching Interests

User experience, interaction design, data visualization, human factors, applied cognitive science

Research Interests

User experience (UX) design; healthcare; virtual reality (VR); augmented reality (AR); mixed reality (MR); motion tracking; eye tracking; psychophysiology; games for impact, embodied cognition; ecological psychology; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I); design ethics; design pedagogy; complex systems; environmental design; architecture; creative interfaces; accessibility

Consulting/Practice Interests

User experience (UX) design, virtual reality, data visualization, healthcare, sustainability

Professional Links

http://www.jonathanericson.com

Awards and Honors

2013, GIS S4 Fellowship, Brown University
2013, Professor Lorrin A. Riggs Graduate Student Fellowship, Brown University
2010, NASA Rhode Island Space Grant, Brown University
2008, Brain Science Program Graduate Fellowship, Brown University
2007, First Year Fellowship, Brown University
2004, New England Scholar, University of Connecticut
2002, Achievement Scholarship, University of Connecticut

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Duane, J., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J. J., Caponigro, E., Robicheaux, E., Bernard, B., Podolski, M., Ericson, J. D. Environmental Considerations for Effective Telehealth Encounters: A Narrative Review and Implications for Best Practice. Telemedicine and e-Health. Forthcoming

Ericson, J. D., Albert, W. S., Bernard, B. P. (2021). Investigating the relationship between web object characteristics and cognitive conflict using mouse-tracking. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37 (2), 99-117. (link)

Ericson, J. D. (2021). Mapping the Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Design Thinking. Journal of the Knowledge Economy. (link)

Sanders, J. J., Capponigro, E., Ericson, J. D., Dubey, M., Duane, J., Orr, S., Pirl, W., Tulsky, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2021). Virtual Environments to Study Emotional Responses to Clinical Communication: A scoping review. Patient Education and Couseling. Forthcoming (link)

Ericson, J. D., Chrastil, E. R., Warren, W. H. (2020). Space Syntax Visibility Graph Analysis is not robust to changes in spatial and temporal resolution. Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 0 (0), 1-17. (link)

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2020). Probing the Invariant Structure of Spatial Knowledge: Support for the cognitive graph hypothesis. Cognition, 104276, 1-20. (link)

Cranmer, A., Ericson, J. D., Ebers Broughel, A., Bernard, B., Robicheaux, E., Podolski, M. (2020). Worth a thousand words: Presenting wind turbines in virtual reality reveals new opportunities for social acceptance and visualization research. Energy Research & Social Science, 67, 101507. (link)

Warren, W. H., Rothman, D. B., Schnapp, B. H., Ericson, J. D. (2017). Wormholes in virtual space: From cognitive maps to cognitive graphs. Cognition, 166, 152-163. (link)

Conference Proceeding(s)
Strater, L., Clamann, M., Kaber, D., Meglan, D., Procci, K., Bowers, C., Andrews, A., Ericson, J. D., Warren, W., Balakrishnan, B., Kallisteris, L. (2012). Me and my VE. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 56 (1), 2512-2516.

Conference Presentations

Duane, J., Ericson, J. D., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J., Podolski, M., Sando, M., Yen, B., Stosic, M. (2021). "Examining Patients’ Perceptions of Telehealth Visits." Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)'s Just Environments (EDRA '52), Detroit, MI.

Ericson, J. D., Albert, W., Duane, J. (2021). "Do You See What I See? Examining the relationship between political attitudes and the perception of COVID-19 data visualizations" Presented at the Bentley University; Bryant University; Tufts University; UMass Lowell's Analytics Without Borders 2021, Waltham, MA.

Ericson, J. D., Albert, W., Duane, J. (2021). "Examining subjective and perceptual evaluations of COVID-19 data visualizations." Presented at the Bentley University's Confronting the Pandemic with Research: Bentley University’s Contribution, Waltham, MA.

Duane, J., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J. J., Caponigro, E., Robicheaux, E., Bernard, B., Podolski, M., Ericson, J. D. (2021). "The role of environmental factors in Telehealth encounters." Presented at the Bentley University's Confronting the Pandemic with Research: Bentley University’s Contribution, Waltham, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2020). "Minds in Motion: Using positional data to study human behavior and cognition." Presented at the Tufts University's Analytics Without Borders 2020, Boston, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2019). "The Joy of Friction." Presented at the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)'s UXPA Boston 2019, Boston, MA.

Ericson, J. D., Chrastil, E. R., Warren, W. H. (2018). "Evaluating a space syntax measure at high resolution." Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)'s EDRA 2018, Oklahoma City, OK.

Ericson, J. D. (2017). "The Extended Workplace: Virtual and augmented reality systems." Presented at the Bentley University's Research Colloquium on “The Future of Work”, Waltham, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2017). "Lost in Space: Navigating virtual and architectural environments." Presented at the MIT Lincoln Labs's Virtual and Augmented Reality Seminar Series, Lexington, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2017). "Evaluating Space Syntax Measures at High Spatial Resolution." Presented at the Bentley University's 5th Annual Research Showcase, Waltham, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2017). "The UX of Virtual Reality: A practical guide to immersive experience design." Presented at the Boston User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)'s UXPA Boston 2017, Boston, MA.

Ericson, J. D. (2017). "The Geometry of Cognitive Maps." Presented at the Bentley University's 4th Annual Research Showcase, Waltham, MA.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2014). "The Structure of Spatial Knowledge: Do humans learn the geometry, topology, or stable properties of the environment?" Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2012). "The Influence of Cast Shadows on Learning a non-Euclidean Virtual Hedge Maze Environment." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2012). "The Escher Museum." Presented at the Demo presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Boston, MA.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2012). "The influence of cast shadows on learning a non-Euclidean virtual hedge maze environment." Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Ericson, J. D. (2011). "Integrating cognitive, artificial intelligence, and architectural approaches to spatial mapping." Presented at the Environmental Design & Research Association (EDRA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2010). "The influence of external landmarks on learning a non-Euclidean wormhole environment." Presented at the Spatial Cognition, Mt. Hood, OR.

Ericson, J. D. (2010). "The influence of external landmarks, the sun, and cast shadows on learning a wormhole environment." Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2009). "Ordinal violations in human spatial knowledge for navigation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2009). "“Rips” and “Folds” in virtual space: Ordinal violations in human spatial knowledge." Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Ericson, J. D., Warren, W. H. (2008). "Rips and folds in virtual space: Reliance on graph structure during navigation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Conwexity - Interactive audiovisual work

Service

Department Service
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2020
HFID Program Representative - 2020
Committee Member for Faculty Search Committee - 2019
Committee Member for Faculty Search Committee, 2017 - 2019
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2019
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2019
Committee Member for MSHFID Thesis Committee, 2017 - 2018
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2018
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2017
IDCC Dept. Representative - 2017

University Service
Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee, 2018 - Present
Panelist for Discover Bentley Faculty Panel - 2019
Participant for Bentley University's Strategic Planning - 2019
Participant for Brand Focus Group Workshop - 2019
HFID Program Representative for Graduate Student Reception - 2019
Committee Member for Dean of Business Search Committee, 2018 - 2019
Participant for Bentley University's Strategic Planning - 2018
Mentor (Faculty) for GA Conversation Partner's Program, 2017 - 2018
Graduate Student Liaison for Sheridan Center, Brown University, 2009 - 2010
Graduate Student Liaison for Brown University, 2008 - 2009
Dept. Representative for Graduate Student Council, Brown University, 2008 - 2009

Professional Service
Architectural Science Review, 2019 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Physiotheraphy Theory & Practice, 2017 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Journal of Usability Studies, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for European Spatial Research and Policy - 2020
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Information Design Journal - 2020
Reviewer, Journal Article for Sustainability - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Interacting With Computers - 2018
Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) - 2018
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) - 2017
Invited Lecture/Presentation for Real Industry - 2016
Reviewer, Journal Article for Environment & Behavior, 2013 - 2013

Public Service
Community Volunteering Activities as a Grant Recipient for NASA RI Space Grant, Brown University - 2013
Guest Speaker for Brown Arts Mentoring (BAM) Program, Brown University - 2012