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


Fatih Demir

Gabel Hall 101G


  • 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
  • ETT 531: Visual Literacy
  • 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
  • ETT 329: Learning in the Digital Age
  • ETT 311: Instructional Media Literacy, Prototyping and Publication
  • 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)


Kim, D., Jung, E., Yoon, M., Chang, Y., Park, S., Dongsim, K., Demir, F.(2021). Exploring the structural relationships between course design factors, learner commitment, self-directed learning, and intentions for further learning in a self-paced MOOC, Computers and Education, 166, 104171 DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104171

Jahnke, I., Phillips, L., Demir, F., Abbott, C., and Skubic, M. (2021). A Fall Risk Evaluation and Feedback System for Older Adults, International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 13(2)

Demir, F., Bastug, M.F.(2020). Can Twitter help protesters to keep a protest peaceful? Communications and the Public, 5(3) DOI: 10.1177/2057047320959852

Onat, I., Cubukcu, S., Demir, F., Akca, D. (2020). Fueling Anti-Americanism in Turkey: Framing the News by the Pro-Government and International Media, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 16(2), 139-157.

Guler, A., Demir, F. (2020). 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, Springler

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.

Demir, F. (2019). Cognitive Considerations In Interface Design For Children With Asperger's Syndrome: A Proposed Budgeting Tool. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 3(2), 42-51. https://doi.org/10.29333/ajqr/6434

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: Evaluating the user experience for international students, Issues, and Trends in Educational Technology, 6(2), 50-64.

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., Jahnke, I. (2017). A Next-generation Augmented Reality Mass Casualty Incident Platform, Journal of Usability Studies, 12(4), 193-214.

Phillips, L.J; Jahnke, I.; Skubic, M; Abbott, C; Harris, B; Demir, F. (2017). Usability Testing of a Kinect-Based Sensor System to Automate the Timed Up-and-Go Test, Innovation Aging, 1(1), 595-596.

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

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