Highlights in 2017

Designing for the Stars of Outer Space – Design, UX & HMI development in NASA's coming modular spacesuit

Graduated from Norman North High School, Norman, OK in 2001. Entered Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in August 2001. Began the cooperative education (co-op) program at Johnson Space Center in August 2002. Completed five co-op tours prior to receiving Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2006. MS in Human Factors Engineering 2011 from Wright State University with emphasis on human-in-the-loop testing.

As a co-op student, Lindsay worked in four different areas: International Space Station Thermal Systems Flight Control group during STS-112 and STS-113 missions; Space Shuttle Guidance, Navigation, & Control group where she helped develop abort site selection software; Advanced Portable Life Support System (PLSS) group where she modeled PLSS controls work envelope for the MK-III advanced space suit and developed a sizing tool for PLSS oxygen tanks; and Advanced Space Suits group where she developed mock-ups for evaluation during the Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) field tests and conducted tests to investigate the feasibility and optimization of minimum volume air-lock and suit-port concepts. She began working full-time with NASA in May 2006. From May 2006 through Nov. 2009, Lindsay served as project engineer and Lunar Configuration Lead for the Constellation Space Suit Pressure Garment Subsystem. Following her role in Constellation, Lindsay served as the space suit assembly (SSA) lead for the Shuttle EMU Engineering Subsystem Manager team. In 2012, Lindsay returned to the development side of space suits as the High Performance EVA Glove Development Lead, where her efforts focused on the design, build, and test of new technologies for glove applications. Lindsay was promoted to her current position as the Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Space Suit Project in March 2014 and continues to work with her team to develop space suit components that will enable human exploration of asteroids, the Moon, and Mars.

In her session, Lindsay will showcase insights in the HMI, UX & design development process of the future space suit of the NASA

Speaking autonomous driving language  - How To Become A Self-Driving Car Engineer?

David Silver leads the Self-Driving Car Team at Udacity, which is launching a nine-month program to train engineers to work in the autonomous vehicle industry. Prior to Udacity, David was a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company. Before Ford, David worked in engineering and product roles at Candidate Metrics, mSpot, and AOL. He has an MBA from Stanford University, and a BSE in computer science from Princeton University.

In his speech he will explain how to train human factors engineers & UX designers to understand the technical dynamics in autonomous driving and to become self driving cars engineers.

What is HMI and a suitable design process for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles

Director HMI, Connectivity and Instrumentation
Daimler Trucks North America
Aug 2016 – Present

Engineering Group Manager, Global Technology Management
General Motors
Feb 2000 – Jul 2016

Manager, Opel Technology Management
Opel
Jan 2006 – Jan 2009

IRT Co-Chair FST launch GA- interior liaison
General Motors
Jan 2004 – Jan 2006

Lead Design Engineer and Validation Engineer Full size and Midsize Truck
General Motors
Feb 2002 – 2004

In her world cafe roundtable, Leah will discuss about how an HMI and a suitable design process should looks like in an rapidly changing automotive environment.

An HMI Design Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

Brian Lathrop is the Senior Principal Scientist for the Technology and Trend Scouting team at Volkswagen.  In 2003 Brian received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  In 2004 Brian joined VW and was responsible for human factors and usability testing activities for infotainment and driver assistance systems.  In 2008 Brian became the senior manager of the HMI team at the ERL, responsible for defining the vision, roadmap, and overall strategy.  He has led many projects focused on reinventing the vehicle cockpit of tomorrow, realizing advanced infotainment controls, futuristic displays, gaze and gesture-dependent interfaces, and HMI concepts for self-driving cars. In 2016 Brian joined the Technology and Trend Scouting, focused on transforming customer insights into user friendly products.
 

In his session Brian will showcase and discuss an HMI Design Framework for Autonomous Vehicles.


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