Tao Zhang

University Title:
Digital User Experience Specialist
Division/Unit(s):
Research & Assessment
Location(s):
Stewart Center
341

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, Human Factors Engineering
Education:
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2009
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2006
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2004
Professional Experience:
10/2011-present, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Digital User Experience Specialist, Purdue University
09/2009-10/2011, Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
Honors and Awards:

2014, BRASS Emerald Research Award, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

Memberships and Service:

2012-present, Editorial Board Member, Online Information Review
2013-present, Editorial Board Member, Information Technology and Libraries
2014-2015, Chair, Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee, Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), American Library Association (ALA)
 

Publications

Journal Articles:

  1. Zhang, T., Barnes, I. R., & Promann, M. (2014). Building better help: User characteristics' effect on library help design. Communication Design Quarterly, 2(2), 21-28.
  2. Niu, X., Zhang, T., & Chen, H. (2014). Study of user search activities with two discovery tools at an academic library. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30(5), 422-433.
  3. Xu, X., Qin, J., Zhang, T., & Lin, J. (2014). The effect of age on the hand movement time during machine paced assembly tasks for female workers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44(1), 148-152.
  4. Harriott, C. E., Buford, G. L., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (Accepted). Measuring human workload in a collaborative human-robot team. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction.
  5. Levin, D.T., Harriott, C., Paul, N., Zhang, T, & Adams, J. A., (2013). Cognitive dissonance as a measure of reactions to human-robot interaction. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 2(3), 1-17.
  6. Kaber, D. B., Riley, J., Endsley, M. R., Sheik-Nainar, M., Zhang, T., & Lampton, D. (2013). Measuring situation awareness in virtual environment-based training. Military Psychology, 25(4), 330-344.
  7. Harriott, C. E., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2013). Assessing physical workload for human-robot peer-based teams. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71(7-8), 821-837.
  8. Zhang, T., Maron, D. J., & Charles, C. C. (2013). Usability evaluation of a research repository and collaboration website. Journal of Web Librarianship, 7(1), 58-82.
  9. Zhang, T. and Adams, J. A. (2012). Evaluation of a geospatial annotation tool for unmanned vehicle specialist interface. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 28(6), 361-372.
  10. Zhang, T., Kaber, D. B., Zhu, B., Swangnetr, M., Mosaly, P., & Hodge, L. (2010). Service robot feature design effects on user perceptions and emotional responses. Intelligent Service Robotics, 3(2), 73-88.
  11. Zhang, T., Kaber, D. B., & Hsiang, S. M. (2010). Characterization of mental models in a virtual reality-based multitasking scenario using measures of situation awareness. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11(1&2), 99-118.

Book Chapters:

  1. Zhang, T. (2013). User-Centered Evaluation of a Discovery Layer System with Google Scholar. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design (Vol. 8015, pp. 313–322). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  2. Kaber, D. B. and Zhang, T. (2011). Human factors in virtual reality system design for mobility and haptic task performance. In P. Delucia (eds.), Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (vol. 7). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  3. Zhang, T. and Kaber, D. B. (2010). Characterization of mental models in an inductive reasoning task using measures of situation awareness. In D. B. Kaber and G. Boy (eds.). Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics, 586-596. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis.
  4. Zhang, T., Rau, PLP, Zhou, J. (2010). Consumer perception of mobile phone attributes. In P. Vink and J. Kantola (eds.). Advances in Occupational, Social, and Organizational Ergonomics, 755-762. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis. 
  5. Zhang, T., Zhu, B., & Kaber, D. B. (2010). Anthropomorphism in robots and human etiquette expectations for interaction. In C. Hayes & C. Miller (eds.), Human-Computer Etiquette. London: Taylor & Francis.

Conference Publications:

  1. Harriott, C. E., Buford, G. L., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2012). Assessing workload in human-robot peer-based teams. In Proceedings of the Seventh Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 141-142.
  2. Harriott, C. E., Buford, G. L., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2012). Human-human vs. human-robot teamed investigation. In Proceedings of the Seventh Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 405-406. 
  3. Levin, D. T., Adams, J. A., Harriott, C. E., & Zhang, T. (2011). Cognitive Dissonance as a Measure of Reactions to Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2011 Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.  
  4. Harriott, C. E., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2011). Evaluating the applicability of current models of workload to peer-based human-robot teams. In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 45-52.
  5. Harriott, C. E., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2011). Predicting and validating workload in human-robot teams. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling Simulation, Sundance, Utah.
  6. Tu, N., Dong, X., Rau, P. L., & Zhang, T. (2010). Using cluster analysis in Persona development. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS), Hong Kong.
  7. Zhang, T., Zhu, B., Lee, L., Swangnetr, M., Mosaly, P., & Kaber, D. B. (2009). Service robot feature and interface design effects on user emotional responses. In Proceedings of the 17th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), Beijing, China.
  8. Zhang, T., Kaber, D. B. & Hsiang, S. (2008). Characterization of mental models in a virtual reality-based multitasking scenario. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 52(4), 388-392. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  9. Zhang, T., Zhu, B., Lee, L., & Kaber, D. B. (2008). Service robot anthropomorphism and interface design for emotion in human-robot interaction. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. 674-679.
  10. Tu, N., Zhang, T., & Dong, X. (2006). Personas creation and quantitative methods. In Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. Taipei, Taiwan.

Conference Posters and Presentations:

  1. Stonebraker, I. R., and Zhang, T. (June 29, 2014). CrowdAsk: A Crowdsourced Library Help System. Presentation at the LITA Heads of Technology (HoLT) IG Meeting of American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 
  2. Zhang, T., and Barnes, I. R. (September 30-October 1, 2013). Building Better Help Before We Build It: User Characteristics’ Effect on Library Help Design. Poster at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) 2013 Conference. Greenville, NC.
  3. Zhang, T., and Witt, Michael. (September 6, 2013). DMPTool: Expert Resources and Support for Data Management Planning. Presentation at the Fourth HUBzero Conference (HUBbub 2013).
  4. Barnes, I. R., and Zhang, T. (June 29, 2013). Building Better Help Before We Build It: User Characteristics and Preferences’ Effect on Library Help Website Design. Presentation at the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Lightning Presentations of American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  5. Zhang, T., Deborah, J. M., & Christopher C. C. (2012). Usability evaluation of a research repository and collaboration website for human-animal bond researchers. Presentation at the Third HUBzero Conference (HUBbub 2012).
  6. Harriott, C. E., Buford, G. L., Zhang, T., & Adams, J. A. (2012). Assessing Workload in Human-Robot Peer-Based Teams. Poster presented at the Kentucky Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (KYWIC 2012).