Julie Gilliam, MS, started out
as a social worker with an interest in technology. She now works for
the School of Social Work
as a senior instructional technology specialist, and her exhibit A Transformational Journey Through the
Perception of Mobliography, on display at the Health Sciences and Human
Services Library, is about viewing the surrounding environment
through the use of mobile technology.
Five sets of pictures: "Beauty of Baltimore," "Snapshot of Nature,"
"Depiction of Our Four Legged Friends," "Inspirational Typography," and
the "Outlook View of Donaldson Brown Conference Center at Dissertation
Bootcamp" are on display through Aug. 15 in the Weise Gallery.
The images were transported from a smartphone and visual texture was
developed using a mobile application. The artwork demonstrates the
ability to create artistic expressions, thus providing accessibility to
all. The images represent how Gilliam's perception has changed through
the accumulation of knowledge and experiences.
Gilliam's approach to research, and emphasis on the user, is related to
her background in social work and technology. Social work values focus
on starting where the client is at, and this is why user interface is
central to her research. Her career goal is to design tools that start
where clients are at so they will become empowered.
Gilliam holds a bachelor's degree in social work and computer
information science, and a master's in computer system management with
a concentration in applied systems. She is pursuing a Doctor of Science
in Information and Interaction Design at the University of Baltimore.
Her dissertation title is "Investigating the Role of an Enhanced
Textbook: Using the Principles of Human Centered Design."
Gilliam uses her social work and technical skills to support faculty,
staff, and students with instructional and technological services. She
has been with the University System of
Maryland for more than 11 years. Her focus throughout her
professional career has been solving problems for the end user in
The exhibition is open to the public at no charge.
|Posting Date: 06/13/2014
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