Nokia announces funding for Dunne's human factors course

Nokia has announced the recipients of its US University Collaboration funding program for the second half of 2010. Lucy Dunne's (Apparel Design) research project, Exploring New Mobile Phone Interfaces Through Human Factors in Design Class, received funding. Recipients of unrestricted research funds through the Nokia program are first nominated by a Nokia employee, and then carefully selected as the most promising research agendas driven by top researchers in the field. The nomination submission process is very competitive (only eight projects were funded) and only a few nominations are accepted based on Nokia's criteria of business relevance and social responsibility. Dunne's research will be carried out in her DES 5185 (Human Factors in Design) course.