Dave Mitropoulos-RundusSenior Engineer, User Experience, Multimedia Systems, Hyundai America Technical Center
Dave has made his career designing products to fit people. He has designed physical, visual, and auditory user interfaces for hand-helds, kiosks, web sites, production machines, and automobiles, and has conducted user research in the lab, on the web, in the field, in cars, and in the homes of consumers. Dave has held user experience consulting, sales, and management positions in both corporations and in consulting groups including OnStar by General Motors, Eastman Kodak, Compuware, ForeSee, and Quicken Loans. He is currently a Senior Engineer for Multimedia Systems at the Hyundai America Technical Center focused on optimizing the User Experience and minimizing Driver Distraction. Dave has a Masters degree in Human Factors Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dave has written papers and given presentations, tutorials, and consultations on usability, web site design, product design, and home product testing. He is a chapter author of, “Design by People for People: Essays in Usability”. Dave’s contributions to the user experience profession include the ongoing direction of the Internet User Experience conference which has been held for 12 years and counting. He is also is a founder and officer of the Michigan chapter of ACM SIG-CHI, a founder of the Michigan User Experience Professionals Association (UxPA), and a former board member of the International UxPA.