Dr. Oduor is a Human Factors Psychology professional with 20+ years of experience in industry, consulting, and academia. Her capabilities include conducting ethnographic studies, user interviews, brainstorming and solution ideation, iterative experience design, and design validation. Evaluating and designing complex systems are of primary interest. She has led user experience professionals, technical writers, and business analysts, while in industry.
Dr. Oduor is Pragmatic Marketing® Certified. She partners with product managers and product owners to identify and define market problems to solve. She facilitates the translation of these opportunities into wireframes and workflows that communicate the user experience using a Human Factors expert approach. Her Agile ScrumMaster ® and Product Owner ® training are a solid foundation for her ability to help teams understand how to incorporate product management and user experience activities and deliverables into the overall software development lifecycle. She employs a “fail fast” approach to solution development by engaging users and stakeholders for feedback early and often.
Expertise includes applying Design Thinking and human-centered design principles in the process of devising and improving systems, tools, and processes people use in the context of work and other complex tasks.
- Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents
- Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, & User Experience
- Health Care Information Technology
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ph.D. in Human Factors/Experimental Psychology, 2006
M.S. in Human Factors/Experimental Psychology, 2003
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
B.S. in Psychology, 1997
Oduor, K. F. & Campbell, Christopher S. (2007). Deciding when to trust automation in a policy-based city management game: Policity. 1st Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management in Information Technology, Cambridge, MA, March 2007.
Oduor, K. F. (2006). The effects of automated decision aid reliability and algorithm modality on reported trust and task performance. Published Dissertation thesis. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Freeman, K., Etgen, M.P., Parvin, W.G. (2004) User interface for representing multiple data sets on a common graph. IBM patent issued.
Etgen, M.P., Bailey, J.H., Freeman, K., Black A. (2004). True blue: Building and maintaining trust in fallible autonomic systems. IBM Academy Conference on Human Interaction with Autonomic Computing Systems, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, April, 2004.
Bailey, J.H., Etgen, M.P., Freeman, K. (2003). Situation awareness and system administration. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems.
Etgen, M.P., Bailey, J.H., Freeman, K. (2003). Shared situation awareness as a model for system administration of autonomic systems. IBM Academy Conference on Human Interaction with Autonomic Computing Systems, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, June 2003.
Bailey, J.H., Norton, C., Freeman, K., Etgen, M.P. (2003). User experience issues in WebSphere Application Server Performance Advisors. IBM Academy Conference on Human Interaction with Autonomic Computing Systems, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, June 2003.
Freeman, K. (2003). The influence of consumer product manual warnings and on-product warnings on information retrieval and behavioral compliance. Published Master thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Freeman, K. & Wogalter, M.S. (2002). On informing women of child-bearing age about seat belt risk during pregnancy. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, 46, 943-946.
Freeman, K. & Wogalter, M.S. (2001). Evaluation of pictorial symbols to warn computer users about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, 45, 1468-1472.
Freeman, K. Wogalter, M.S., Hink-Eustace, J.K., & Frederick, L.J. (2001). Development of a warning system for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, 439-443.