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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Gustav Verhulsdonck

Gustav Verhulsdonck teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Rhetoric and Writing Program in topics such as computers and writing, technical and professional communication. His research focuses on the areas of digital rhetoric, professional and technical communication, virtual reality, human-computer interaction, interface design, video game theory and new forms of digital discourse created by various technologies. His research investigates how human-computer interaction develops through media, and how it can improve technical communication processes and so foster better human understanding and learning. He has worked as an information developer and technical writer for International Business Machines (IBM), has been a researcher for the U.S. Army and National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California where he conducted experiments in virtual worlds in various contexts. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the International Conferences on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS – Springer) on virtual worlds, non-verbal and verbal communication in virtual negotiations, issues of identity related to avatar interaction, and interactive narratives.
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