溫明輝 Don Wen






(last updated July 22, 2010)

Contact Information
 
email: don@heroxhero.com                
Phone: 886-986-696001
Facebook: Don Wen
Second Life: Dongon Takaaki    
Web: http://www.DonWen.info 


Research Bio                                                                                                                                                  

Ming-Hui "Don", Wen is a Human Factors researcher working to design and evaluate human-computer systems especially focused on computer games. He received his Ph.D. from the Human Factors Laboratory at Department of Industrial Engineering & Management of National Chiao-Tung University in TaiwanHe developed an user experience model to represent the interactions among the user, game world and other gamers in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in his dissertation. He was a visiting researcher in the PlayOn group at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) from January to November 2008. During his days at PARC, he joined a research team and conducted a survey study to explore the issue of users’ avatar personalization in virtual worlds. Don also served as the head of a guild in an online game and leaded more than 300 guild members when he’s off work. He recently join a startup company and developing a cybersocial friendship management platform for MMORPG users.

Education & Experience

Researcher
User Study Group
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
June 2010 - Current

Visiting Researcher
PlayOn Research Group of Computing Science Laboratory (CSL) 
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), CA, USA
Jan 2008 – Nov 2008

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
Ph.D. in Institute of Industrial Engineering & Management (Program of Human Factors) Sept 2003 – June 2009


Research Publications

Google Scholar


Journal Articles



Hsu, S.H., Wen, M.H. & Wu, M. C., 2009. Exploring User Experiences as Predictors of MMORPG Addiction. Computers & Education, Vol. 53(3), pp 990-999. [SCI]

Zao, J.K., Fan, S.C., Wen, M.H., Hsu, C.T., Hung, C.H., Hsu, S.H., and Chung, M.C., 2008. Activity-Oriented Design of Health Pal: A Smart Phone for Elders' Healthcare Support. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Vol. 2008, pp 1-10. [SCI]

Hsu, S.H., Wen, M.H. & Wu, M. C., 2007.
Exploring Design Features for Enhancing Players’ Challenges in Strategy Games. Cyberpsychology and Behavior. Vol. 10(3), pp 393-397. [SSCI]

Liu, Y. C. and Wen, M. H., 2004,
Comparison of head-up display (HUD) vs. head-down display (HDD): driving performance of commercial vehicle operators in Taiwan, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 61, pp 679-697. [SSCI]

Liu, Yung-Ching and Wen, M. H., 2004, Design of in-vehicle visual display interfaces for Commercial Vehicle Operation Systems (CVOs). Journal of Ergonomic Study, Vol. 6(1), pp. 11-20. 


Conference Papers

User Experience Design in Computer Games

N. Ducheneaut, M.H. Wen, N. Yee, G. Wadley. (2009). Body and Mind: A Study of Avatar Personalization in Three Virtual WorldsProceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009); 2009 April 4-9; Boston; USA: ACM; 2009. [EI]

S. Hsu, J. W. Chang, M. H. Wen (2008),” Exploring the Relationship between Design Features and Motivation for Play in Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games”. Paper presented at Cyberspace 2008, Brno, Czechoslovakia, November 28-29 ,2008.


S. Hsu, M. H. Wen, M. C. Wu. (2007). A near-optimal design alternative for designing MMOGs fun but less addiction, Association Of Internet Researchers (AOIR). in Vancouver, Canada, October 17th-20th, 2007

S. Hsu, M. H. Wen, M. C. Wu. (2006). The line between Game Fun and Addiction: Relative Contribution of Intrinsic Motivation and Cybersocial Needs, Cyberspace 2006, Czechoslovakia, November 25th, 2006. Brno.

User Interface Design & Usability Evaluation

S. C. Fan, M. H. Wen, C. T. Hsu., C. H. Hon, S. Hsu, M. C. Chuang and J. K. Zao. (2007).
Health Pal: A PDA Phone which takes care of your health, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2007). in Montreal, Canada, October 7th -10th , 2007. [EI]

S. Hsu, M. H. Wen, S. J. Lin, C. C. Lee, (2007).
AIMED- A Personalized TV Recommendation System”, Proceeding of 5th European Conference on interactive TV, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.,

S. Hsu, M. H. Wen, & G. Lee (2006). An Activity-Oriented Approach to Designing a User Interface for Digital Television. Proceedings of 4th European Conference on interactive TV, in Greece-Athens, pp. 83-90.


Book Chapters

Hsu, S.H., Wen, M.H., & Lee, C.H. (2007). "
An Activity-Oriented Approach to Designing a User Interface for Digital Television "in Interactive Digital Television: technologies and applications, eds. G. Lekakos and K. Chorianopoulos. IDEA Group.

Hsu, S.H., Wen, M.H., Lee, C.H. & Lee, C.C. (2007). "
AIMED- A Personalized TV Recommendation System", Interactive TV: a Shared Experience, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 4471, pp. 166-174.


Technical Reports

Hsu, S.H., Wen. M.H., Huang, B.W. Jiang, C.C. Evaluate DTV user interface and service design concepts. Project Final Report for MediaTek research center, 30th Sep., 2005.

Hsu, S.H., Wen. M.H., Huang, B.W. Jiang, C.C. Identifying of User Requirements for User Interfaces in DTV Environment. Project Final Report for MediaTek research ccenter, 30th June, 2005.

Hsu, S.H., Chuang, M. C. Wen, M. H., Guo Y.L. User centered methodology for product concept innovation. Project Final Report for National Science Council (NSC), 31th Jul., 2005.

Hsu, S.H., Wen. M.H., Lee, I.F., You, Y.C., & Lee, C.C., User Interface Design for 4G Mobile Phones. Report for Taiwan Design Center, 1st Nov., 2004.
Hsu, S.H., Wen. M.H., Sue, H.C. You, Y.C., & Lee, I.F., Evolution of User Interface Design of Mobile Phones. Report for Taiwan Design Center, 1st Nov., 2004.

Hsu, S.H. Wang, S.L. & Wen, M. H. Development a case based reasoning training simulator basic model for fault diagnosis. Project Final Report for National Science Council (NSC), 31thDec., 2003.

Hsu, S.H. Wen, M.H. & Lin, H.Z. Task Analysis of AutoPC. Project Final Report for Industrial Technology Research Institute. 30th Jul., 2003.


Research Projects

Consultant | Oct 2009– Current
    Project: Virtual Indicators of Real World Characteristics    
    Sponsor: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), USA
    Supervisor: Dr. Nick Yee (Palo Alto Research Center)

Visiting Scholar | Jan 2008– Nov 2008
    Project: Avatar Customization System in Multiuser Online Virtual World
    Sponsor: Palo Alto Research Center, USA
    Supervisor: Dr. Nicolas Ducheneaut 

Research Assistant | Aug 2006– Mar 2007
    Project: Ubiquitous Electronic Helpers in Aging-Friendly Smart Environments
    Sponsor: National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU
                                            Prof. Ming-Chuen Chuang, Institute of Applied Art, NCTU
                                            Associate Prof. John K. Zao, Department of Computer Science, NCTU

Research Assistant | Aug 2004– Jul 2005
    Project: Identifying of User Requirements for User Interfaces in Digital Television Environment
    Sponsor: MediaTek Research Center (www.mtk.com.tw)
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU
                                            Prof. Chia Hoang Lee, Department of Computer Science, NCTU

Research Assistant | Mar 2004– Jul 2005
    Project: User centred methodology for product concept innovation
    Sponsor: National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU

Research Assistant | Jul 2004– Oct 2004
    Project: User Interface Design for 4G Mobile Phones
    Sponsor: Taiwan Design Center (TDC), Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU

Research Assistant | Jan 2004– Dec2004
    Project: Development a case based reasoning training simulator basic model for fault diagnosis
    Sponsor: Co-project of National Science Council and Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU

Research Assistant | Oct. 2003– Mar 2004
    Project: Applied Scenario Concept Design for Selected Technology Planning
    Sponsor: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU
    Prof. Ming-Chuen Chuang, Institute of Applied Art, NCTU

Research Assistant | Jul. 2003– Nov 2003
    Project: Development of Human-Machine Interface of In-Vehicle Information System
    Sponsor: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Shang Hwa Hsu, Department of Industrial & Management, NCTU

Research Assistant | Aug. 2002– Jul 2003
    Project: Explore Driver’s Attention Requirements while Interacting with In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS)
    Sponsor: National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Yung-Ching Liu, Department of Industrial & Management, NYUST

Research Assistant | Aug. 2001– Jul 2002
    Project: Effects of Head-up Display in Advanced Traveler Information Systems
    Sponsor: National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Yung-Ching Liu, Department of Industrial & Management, NYUST

Awards and Honors


Award of Merit
Taiwan International Design Competition in 2007

Champion of Design Competition Group
Industrial Development Bureau Ministry of Economic Affairs The wireless communications competition in 2005

Award of Applied Innovation Research in 2005
Project 'Applied Scenario Concept Design for Selected Technology Planning" awarded ITRI Applied Innovation Research Award in 2005

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Sept 2004 – Feb 2005
        Institute of Industrial & Management, National Chiao Tung University
        Course: Human-Computer Interaction, Professor Shang Hwa Hsu

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Feb 2004 – June 2004
        Institute of Industrial & Management, National Chiao Tung University
        Course: Advanced Human Factors, Professor Shang Hwa Hsu

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Sept 2002 – Feb 2003
        Institute of Industrial & Management, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology
        Course: Behavioral Sciences, Prof. Yung-Ching Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Feb 2002 – June 2002
        Institute of Industrial & Management, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology
        Course: Research Methods, Prof. Yung-Ching Liu

Academic Services & Activities
 
Invited Talk
    Feb, 19, 2009, invite talk at Scenario Laboratory at ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan), Title: PARC's Sparks- A brief introduction of parc's innovation.
    Jan, 12, 2009, invited talk at Monash University in Second Life, Title: A study of Avatar Personalization System in Three Virtual Worlds. [Screenshots]
 
Journal Reviewer
    2007 ~ 2010, Reviewer of CyberPsychology & Behavior, 2007 - 2010





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