Fatih Demir, D.C.D.
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • User Experience Research and Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Emergent Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  • Cognitive Studies
  • Social Media Analysis


D.C.D., Doctorate in Communications Design, University of Baltimore

Dissertation: Technology use in community policing: Usability evaluation of e-Government projects by eye-tracking technology


  • ETT 537 Human-Computer Interaction Design
  • ETT 557 User Experience (UX) Design
  • ETR 556 User Experience (UX) Research Methods
  • ETR 556 User Experience (UX) Technologies
  • ETT 555 Media Design: Multimedia
  • ETR 520 Introduction to Research Methods in Education
  • ETT 511 Advanced Instructional Media Design
  • ETT 510 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ETR 592 Special Topics in Research and Assessment: User Experience Research Methods
  • ETT 592 Special Topics in Instructional Technology: User Experience Design
  • ETT 430 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ETR 410 Special Topics in Research and Assessment: User Experience Research Methods
  • ISLT 7371 Exploring learning Management Systems (Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard)
  • ISLT 7370 Intermediate Web Development
  • ISLT 7361 Introduction to Digital Media
  • ISLT 7310 Seminar in Information Science and learning Technologies: Exploring Learning Management Systems (Canvas LMS)

Recent Publications (2011 and onward)

Guler, A., Demir, F. (In print). Cutting edge IoT technologies in public and private sector and security issues. Beyond Smart and Connected Governments: Sensors and the Internet of Things in the Public Sector. Springer.

Demir, F., Kim, S., Current, N. and Jahnke, I. (2019). Strategic improvement planning in schools: A sociotechnical approach for understanding current practices and design recommendations. Management in Education, 33(4), 166-180.

Jiang, D., Huang, R., Calyam, P., Gillis, J., Apperson, O., Chemodanov, D., Demir, F. and Ahmad, S. (2019). Hierarchical Cloud-Fog Platform for Communication in Disaster Incident Coordination, 2019 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (MobileCloud), Newark, CA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-7.
doi: 10.1109/MobileCloud.2019.00008

Demir, F.and Hernandez, W.H. (2018). The More Complex the Less Success in Online Library Services, Issues, and Trends in Educational Technology, 6(2), 50-64.

Alfageh, D., and Demir, F. (2018). The usability evaluation of a digital book application for elementary school students, International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(8), 27-33.

Jabli, N., Alghamdi, H, and Demir, F. (2018). The Usability of King Khalid University Website: Assessing Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Satisfaction, International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(7),10-16.

Demir, F., Alenezi, F. and Bruce-Kotey, C. (2018). What makes an LMS useful for a teacher? In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 208-211). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Demir, F., Ahmad, S., Calyam, P., Duang, R., Jiang, H.and Jahnke, I. (2017). A Next-generation Augmented Reality Mass Casualty Incident Platform, Journal of Usability Studies, 12(4), 193-214.

Demir, F. and Bastug, M. F. (2016). Red Alert: Get Ready to Crash! A Social Media Analysis on Predicting the State Failure in Turkey. International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(4), 124–131.

Demir, F. (2015). Crisis Communication Management within the Context of Strategic Communication and Perception Management, International Journal of Human Sciences, 12(1), 343-362.

Demir, F. (2014). Ethical issues in Communication, Atak, S and Gul, S.K. (Eds.) Ethical Issues in Profession, Ankara, TR: Adalet Publications

Demir, F. (2013). Debates over 'Negotiations in Oslo' in Context of Finding Solutions to the Terrorism Problem in Turkey and its Reflections on Turkish Media, International Journal of Human Sciences, 10(1), 1314-1331.

Demir, F., Karakaya, M. and Tosun, H. (2012) Research Methods in Usability and Interaction Design: Evaluations and Case Studies, Germany: Lambert Publishing, ISBN:9783847343356

Demir, F. (2012). Designing Intranet Communication Portals for Government Agencies: Turkish National Police Case, Turkish Journal of Police Studies, 14 (2), 75-94.

Demir, F. (2012). Accepting Use of Gun as a Method in Context of Kurdish Social Groups, International Security and Terrorism Journal, 3 (1),27-38

Demir, F. (2011) Technology Use in Community Policing: Usability Evaluation by Eye Tracking Method, Germany: Lambert Publishing.  ISBN:9783845439709

Demir, F. and Kul. M. (2011) A Modern Research Technique: Q Method, Ankara, TR: Adalet Publications, ISBN: 9786055336042

Funded Support (2014 and onward)

Assessment of Voice Assistant Devices for ESL Teaching and Learning. Research and Artistry Grant, Northern Illinois University. $12,000. April 2019-June 2020. Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Dr. James Cohen

A comparison analysis of Students' Information Retrieval: Traditional vs Emergent Technologies. Dean's Research Grant, College of Education, Northern Illinois University. $2,500, January-October 2018. Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Dr. Dongho Kim

Augmented Learning eXpeditions (LeX) – Co-Exploring the MU Campus. Interdisciplinary Innovation Fund, University of Missouri. $25,000 February-December 2017, Role: Usability Expert

Development of 360-Degree Video Atlas Prototype for Surgical Training. Mizzou Ed Investments in Faculty Research Fund, University of Missouri. $5,250, July-December 2016, Role: PI (Joint PI: Dr. So Mi Kim)

Strengthening the Social Relations in Digitally Networked Community and Advancing K-12 Education, Turkish Prime Ministry, $32,655, January-December 2015, Role: PI

Advancing Public to Citizen Communication Strategies, Turkish Prime Ministry, $98,284, January-December 2014, Role: PI

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