A Pilot Study Comparing Two Naturalistic Gesture-Based Interaction Interfaces to Support VR-Based Public Health Laboratory Training

Voge, J., Flowers, B., Herrera, N., Duggan D., and Wollocko, A. 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Atlanta, GA (March 2020) Training opportunities for public health laboratories (PHLs) are limited, and traditional wet laboratory training is expensive and potentially hazardous. Virtual reality presents a promising complement to existing training and provides the […]

Predictive Text Encourages Predictable Writing

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Arnold, K.1, Chauncey, K.2, and Gajos, K.3 IUI ’20: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (March 2020) Intelligent text entry systems, including the now-ubiquitous predictive keyboard, can make text entry more efficient, but little is known about how these systems affect the content that people write. To study how predictive text […]

Cognitive Task Analysis Methods in Envisioned Tactical Command Decision Making

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McGeorge, N., Kane, S., and Muller, C. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Volume 63, Issue 1, Pages 262-266 (November 2019) The battlespace is a volatile and complex environment in which tactical commanders face cognitively challenging responsibilities, compounded with the increased complexity of emerging cyber warfare. It is critical that tactical commanders gain adequate situation […]

Psychological Impact of Mass Violence Depends on Affective Tone of Media

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Wormwood, J.1, Lin, Y.2, Lynn, S.3 4, Barrett L.4 5, and Quigley, K.4 6 PLOS ONE 14(4): e0213891 (April 2019) Exposure to media coverage of mass violence has been shown to predict poorer mental health symptomology. However, it is unknown whether such media coverage can have ubiquitous effects on average community members, extending to biological and […]