Daniel William Chevillat
Lifelong Learner, Analyzer, Explorer, Dancer
San Jose State University
2006 - Present
Expected Graduation: December 2018
M.S. Human Factors and Ergonomics, Emphases in Cognition and HCI
University of California, Santa Barbara
2013 - 2015
B.A., Psychology, June 2015
Graduated with high honors and distinction within the major
Relevant Projects and Coursework
SJSU, Spring 2017
A collaborative and project-oriented class, meant to teach students the process of usability testing, including user-centered research methodology and testing.
Ethnographic Research Methods
SJSU, Fall 2016
A workshop dedicated to giving students hands-on experience with ethnographic methods, where we qualitatively examined a topic in the nearby community. Resulted in experience in participant-observation and interviews, qualitative analysis of our data, and succinct presentation of results to the community. Additionally, provided experience with the triangulation of data from multiple sources.
SJSU, Fall 2016
A class where I engaged in a usability-principle-based heuristic evaluation for the Southwest Mobile Application, which resulted in an introduction to user-centered usability evaluation and testing.
Psychology Honors Research
UCSB, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Designed and executed a senior thesis research experiment involving the integration of cognition, technology, and learning theory over the course of three quarters, with the goal to improve multimedia. The project resulted in experience writing grant proposals, synthesizing and analyzing theoretical and research literature, managing subjects (scheduling, moderating, paying, maintaining their confidentiality); collecting, coding and quantitatively analyzing data (exposure to SPSS); and presenting findings during a colloquium.
Cashier at California Pizza Kitchen
January - March 2017
I worked as a cashier, where I utilized my teamwork skills to ensure not only customers were happy, but the company as well.