- Cognitive Ergonomics (CE)
Tasks solving processes produced by computer users (observed process) contain much information about their mental
models, individual problem solving strategy and underlying decision structure for a given task.
(Added: 18-Mar-2000 Hits: 3292)
- Driven to Distraction
New research shows that performing complex mental tasks can reduce a driver's ability to detect visual targets by as much as 30 percent. According to the research, performing complex mental tasks--feeding back concrete or abstract information as opposed to simply listening--significantly reduced drivers' ability to detect visual targets, discriminate among them and respond correctly.
(Added: 26-Dec-2003 Hits: 1672)
- Driver Distraction by Advertising: Genuine Risk or Urban Myth?
Drivers operate in an increasingly complex visual environment,and yet there has been little recent research on the effects this might have on driving ability and accident rates. This paper is based on research carried out for the Scottish Executive’s Central Research Unit on the subject of external-to-vehicle driver distraction. A literature review/meta-analysis was carried out with a view to answering the following questions: is there a serious risk to safe driving caused by features in the external environment, and if there is, what can be done about it?
(Added: 26-Dec-2003 Hits: 753)
- Human Factors Research and Technology Division
The Human Factors Research and Technology Division advances human-centered design and operations of complex aerospace systems through analysis, experimentation and modeling of human performance and human-automation interaction to make dramatic improvements in safety, efficiency and mission success.
(Added: 22-Jun-2002 Hits: 1745)
- Usable Information Technology
Alertbox column on Web usability, advice
on usability engineering and Jakob Nielson's
minimalist approach to Web quality,
recommended links and books, Jakob's
biography and upcoming talks.
(Added: 19-Dec-1998 Hits: 605)