Author: Jurek Kirakowski
Jurek Kirakowski is the director of the Human Factors Research Group at the University College in Cork, Ireland. That the HFRG has existed since 1984 and looks set to go on for a few more months at least he modestly attributes to his qualities of charm, his willingness to buy a drink, and to his ability to encourage very bright young people to work with him.
He is well known for his usability questionnaires, such as SUMI, and WAMMI, and he attributes their success to a judicious choice of business partners and to the fact that if he didn\'t spend so much time on research, he would have to do more teaching, or worse, administration.
For lack of anything else to do, he still teaches experimental design, statistics, practical psychology and measurement theory in the Department of Applied Psychology.
He is essentially a viola player; he first learnt to program in LISP and is still looking for a reverse-Polish neural interface; and he is also known as a genuine world authority on the subject of moving statues, on which topic he once wrote a best-selling book.
Kirakowski, Jurek, Corbett, Mary (1988): Measuring User Satisfaction. In: Jones, Dylan M., Winder, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IV August 5-9, 1988, University of Manchester, UK. pp. 329-338.
Kirakowski, Jurek, Goodman, Joseph M. (1987): Human Computer Interaction -- A Framework for Analysis. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 535-540.
Corbett, Martin, Kirakowski, Jurek (1987): Computerizing Data Presentation and Analysis. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 879-884.
Kirakowski, Jurek, Tscheligi, Manfred, Giller, V., Froehlich, P. (2003): Usability Support for EU Projects Experiences and Actions. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 509-513.
Kirakowski, Jurek (2003): Designing the UsabilityNet Web Site: A Case Study. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 514-518.
Kirakowski, Jurek, O\'Donnell, Patrick, Yiu, Anthony (2007): The Perception of Artificial Intelligence as \"Human\" by Computer Users. In: Jacko, Julie A. (eds.) HCI International 2007 - 12th International Conference - Part III , 2007, . pp. 376-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73110-8_40