Ian Douglas, Ph.D.



Ph.D. Computing, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
M.Sc. Computing and Cognition, University of Warwick, UK
M.A. (HONS), Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK

Professional Career

Associate Program Director, Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University (1998-2012) 
Associate Professor, College of Communications & Information, Florida State University (2006-2012) 
Section Head, School of IT and Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore (1996-1998)  

Research Interests

Human factors in technology, user-centered design, web software development, organizational performance improvement, e-learning, knowledge management

Selected Research Grants

Douglas, I. Co-PI (awarded August 2010 - 3 year grant) with Marty, P. Habitat Tracker: Digital Journals for Science Education in Wildlife Centers. National Institute of Education - $1,168,247.  

Douglas, I. Co-PI (Feb, 2009 - Feb 2011) with Eccles, D and Ward, P. (LSI). Investigating the effect of appliance interface design on energy-use behavior. Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES). State of Florida - $250,000.  

Douglas, I. Co-PI with McLure, C. (College of Information) (Feb, 2009 - Feb 2010). Development of a renewable energy research web portal. Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES). State of Florida - $210,000.  

Douglas, I. Principal Investigator (Sept 2003 - Jan 2006). Net-Centric Performance Improvement. Army Research Office. Proposal to develop and test models for configurable enterprise software for knowledge management of organizational performance knowledge. Army Research Office - $2,600,000.  

Douglas, I. Principal Investigator (Sept 2001 - Sept 2003). Automated Object-Oriented Performance Analysis. Proposal to develop and test models for software support of human performance analysis. Army Research Office - $1,800,000.

Selected Publications

Marty, P. F., Alemanne, N. D., Mendenhall, A., Maurya, M., Southerland, S. A., Sampson, V., Douglas, I., Kazmer, M. M., Clark, A., Schellinger, J. (2013). Scientific inquiry, digital literacy, and mobile computing in informal learning environments. Learning, Media and Technology, 1–22.

Marty, P.F., Mendenhall, A., Douglas, I., Southerland, S., Sampson, V., Kazmer, M., Alemanne, N.D., Clark, & Schellinger, J. (2013). The iterative design of a mobile learning application to support scientific inquiry. The Journal of Learning Design, 6 (2), 41-66.
Douglas, I. (2012). Medical Critiquing Systems. In R. Magdalena-Benedito, E. Soria-Olivas, J. Martínez, J. Gómez-Sanchis, & A. Serrano-López (Eds.), Medical Applications of Intelligent Data Analysis: Research Advancements (pp. 209-222). Hershey, PA, Information Science Reference.
Bias, R.G., Marty, P.F., & Douglas, I. (2012). Usability / User-Centered Design in the iSchools: Justifying a Teaching Philosophy. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 53 (4): 274-289.
Douglas, I. (2012). Blitzkrieg education: finding a system for transforming education. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 21-23 June 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

Douglas, I. & Liu, Z. (2011). Global Usability. Springer.

Douglas, I., (2011). Organizational needs analysis and knowledge management.  Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition, edited by David G. Swartz, Idea Group, 1290-1297.
Douglas, I., (2010). Improving the tracking of student participation and effort in online learning. Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications, edited by Yefim Kats, IGI Global, 173-186.

Douglas, I., (2009). An object and performance framework for implementation of web-based knowledge sharing technology. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. 4 (1), 57-71.

Douglas, I., (2009). An ethnographic study of individual learning content management. 9th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE 2009), Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, pp. 100-105. 
Douglas, I., (2009). Global mapping of usability labs and centers. Computer Human Interaction Conference, ACM CH, April 4 – 9, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 4393-4398.
Douglas, I. (2008). Knowledge-based systems. Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (3rd ed.). Edited by J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. J. G. van Merriënboer, & M. P. Driscoll, 729-759.
Douglas, I. (2008). Adapting use cases for human performance modeling. Handbook of Visual Languages for Instructional Design: Theories and Practices. Edited by L. Botturi and T. Stubbs (Eds.) Hershey, PA: Information Science Research, 210-225.
Douglas, I. & Marty, P. (2008). Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, pp. 490-494.
Sasson, J. & Douglas, I. (2006). A conceptual integration of performance analysis, knowledge management and technology: From concept to prototype. The Journal of Knowledge Management, 10 (6), 81-99.

Honors and Awards

Florida State University: President’s award for the most innovative use of technology in instruction
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore: Annual innovation award

Membership in Professional Organizations

Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) 
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society 
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

Vice Provost for Innovative Learning and Academic Support Services AND
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice