Our website is currently under development (iotech4d.org). First and foremost, designs should fit well with the visual aesthetic of the website. If possible,they should also be suitable for use on business cards, research posters presented at conferences, and power point slides.
To give you a better idea of the meaning of our name and the dimensions:
The name IOTech4D represents several concepts, as follows:
(1) IO stands for IO Psychology, otherwise known as Industrial-Organizational psychology. This is a sub discipline within the broader field of psychology that deals with the workplace. It is unrelated to the types of issues that many people associate with psychology: we do not study people’s psychological and emotional problems. Rather, we represent a field that uses scientific methods to answer the types of questions that businesses and work organizations care about, such as how to select the best job applicants, how to train new employees, how to evaluate employees’ job performance, how to motivate the workforce, and how to reduce turnover.
(2) Tech stands for technology. We are interested in how Information Technology (e.g., social media, electronic monitoring, etc.) help and hinder workers.
(3) 4D has a double meaning. First, it stands for “For Development.” Our research group is interested in how IO psychology and Information Technology can be combined to improve work that is being conducted for the purpose of global development (e.g., work conducted to accomplish poverty reduction and disaster relief). Second, it stands for “Four Dimensions,” connoting that we are a 4-Dimensional research group. The four dimensions of interest are: Work, Psychology, Technology, and Global Development.” The vast majority of our work lies at the intersection of 3 if not all 4 of the dimensions above.