Fatih Demir, D.C.D.
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • User Experience
  • HCI
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Emergent Technologies for Teaching and Learning


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


  • ETT511 Advanced Instructional Media Design
  • ETT592 Special Topics in Instructional Technology: User Experience Design
  • ETR410 Special Topics in Research and Assessment: User Experience Research Methods
  • ETR510 Special Topics in Research and Assessment: User Experience Research Methods
  • ISLT7361 Introduction to Digital Media
  • ISLT7370 Intermediate Web Development
  • ISLT7310 Seminar in Information Science and learning Technologies: Exploring Learning Management Systems (Canvas LMS)
  • ISLT7371 Exploring learning Management Systems (Boodle, Sakai, Blackboard)

Recent publications (2011 and onward)

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

Demir, F., & 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 & Gul, S.K. (Eds.) Ethical Issues in Profession, Ankara, TR: Adalet Publications, ISBN: 9786051463841

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

Support (2014 and onward)

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-Principal Investigator (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

Dr. Fatih Demir


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