Norman G. Vinson

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Institute for Information Technology, National Research Council Canada (
Norm Vinson received a Ph.D in Psychology and a M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 and 1989 respectively, and his B.SC from McGill University in 1987.

Dr. Vinson joined the NRC Institute for Information Technology in 1996 as an Associate Research Officer. His research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI) and spatial cognition; his current focus is on human-computer interaction of 3D interfaces and virtual reality and on research ethics. Dr. Vinson is currently developing design principles to support human navigation in both real and virtual 3D spaces.

Before joining NRC, Dr. Vinson was with the Corporate Design Group (CDG) at Bell-Northern Research (BNR; now part of Nortel Networks) from 1995 to 1996. While at BNR, Dr. Vinson worked on service concepts for broadband communications. Part of his duties included user-interface design.

While at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Vinson worked on spatial cognition and psycholinguistics.

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Vinson, Norman G., Lapointe, Jean-François, Parush, Avi, Roberts, Shelley (2012): Cybersickness induced by desktop virtual reality. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2012, . pp. 69-75.

Désilets, Alain, Paquet, Sébastien, Vinson, Norman G. (2005): Are wikis usable?. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Wikis , 2005, . pp. 3-15.,+Sebastien+Paquet,+Norman+G.+Vinson.+%22Are+Wikis+Usable%3F%22 Wiki Page

Vinson, Norman G. (1999): Design Guidelines for Landmarks to Support Navigation in Virtual Environments. In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 278-285.