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IDC Seminar (3 July) – UX design for the corporate world

June, 2015

DATE/TIME: Friday 3 July 2015, 1400-1500h,

VENUE: Hatchcroft Building HG06

(Please note this is not the usual IDC seminar time and room)


We are spoiled with great experiences when it comes to consumer apps and software, Uber, Facebook, Spotify are fine examples of good UX design. Corporate business missed the boat on that design revolution and the creative team at Mobiquity tries to bring that consumer-level UX to the corporate world.

Speaker: Drs. Stephan Takken (Mobiquity)

Stephan Takken

People describe me as steady, calm, creative, reliable, industrious, sensible and a quick learner. I have an interest in cognitive biases and the Design Thinking method. I lead the UX design of Mobiquity Europe.

IDC seminar (4 Aug): Observer-Resistant Password Systems (ORPSs): Security versus Usability

June, 2015

Dr Shujun Li

  • Abstract

Observer-resistant password systems (ORPSs, also known as human authentication against observers or leakage-resilient password systems)have been studied since the early 1990s in both cryptography and computer security contexts, but until today a both secure and usable ORPS remains an open question to the research community. The concept of ORPS can be used to cover a large family of attacks against password-based human authentication systems such as shoulder surfers, hidden cameras, man-in-the-middle, keyloggers and other malware. A key assumption of ORPS is that human users must respond to authentication challenges without using any computational devices (which are considered untrusted). In other words, the threat model behind ORPSs assumes that other than the human user’s brain, nothing is trusted. The main security requirement is to avoid disclosure of the shared secret between the human user and the verifier (i.e., password) even after a practically large number of authentication sessions observed by untrusted parties.


IDC Seminar (23 June): Research and Discussion on the Construction Planning of the Intelligent Campus

June, 2015

tao-wangDr. Tao Wang:

Associate Professor, Department of Electronic & information Engineering, WuXi City College of Vocational Technology

Presentation Slides


In Wuxi City College, the intelligent campus construction as an example, elaborate framework has been built, including the design idea, overall architecture, construction, information standards, shared data center platform, data cleaning and integration platform, unified identity authentication platform, unified information portal platform, empty intelligent campus platform, integrated information query system, student life cycle of the business system, teacher management and service system, safety facilities, information integration, function and platform.

The project started construction in the year 2012, has been initially completed. The project team has a total of sixteen people, I am responsible for the general framework of project, feasibility studies and project development, and the preparation, reserve of new technology.

Need to expand the function: center management decision analysis system is relatively weak, does not play a role, the hope can be combined with Middlesex university technology advantage, using the visual analysis techniques of decision analysis of new design and development.

IDC Seminar: Storydashboarding: infographics and visual analytics convergence

October, 2014


Oscar Bao an all-in-one big data analytics platform includes Lumet, an advanced data visualization module. Lumet combines data visualization with infographics into a ‘storydashboard’; a series of interactive visualizations of the data and predicted results laid out logically and clearly. It is a solution for big data that brings analytics straight to the browser, rather than during the data set-up stage, so users and analysts can work with the data on the fly. Lumet enables users to build and interact with their dashboards in any standard browser and on any platform, allowing them to work on all of their big data. It provides easily accessible insight to the user enabling on-demand queries and ad hoc analytics.

IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference JISIC2014

September, 2014


Assoc. Professor Simon Attfield and Professor William Wong participated in JISIC2014 in The Hague. They presented work from the Pattern of Life Visualisation Experimentation project on behalf of the DSTL-funded project between IDC and MASS Consultants Ltd., and an initial paper from the VALCRI project on “How analysts think (?): Early Observations”.