Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (April 2022)
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This month, we had the pleasure of hosting the second ever HFES Presidential Town Hall!
Check out our coverage where we talk to President Chris Reid, President-Elect Carolyn Sommerich, Blake McGowan, Debbie Boehm-Davis, Gary Orr and Mica Endsley to discuss latest outreach efforts from HFES.
These consist of news stories that we have featured on our weekly podcast. If you are not familiar with the show, we let our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show each week from these types of news stories.
Jet suit paramedics ready for summer lift-off
Study finds top reviews, not average ratings, sway consumer decision-making
A Helicopter Will Try to Catch a Rocket Booster in Midair
Human Factors News
These consist of news stories that we have not covered on the show, but are still worthy of sharing!
Aerospace Systems / Aviation
- Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat shows wellbeing sessions can improve mental health in extreme isolation
- SpaceX’s first all-private space crew just landed on the ISS
- Study of data from NASA, ESA and Russian space agency explores effects of extended spaceflight on brain
- Even in a virtual classroom, preschoolers can gain reading skills
- Trainee teachers made sharper assessments about learning difficulties after receiving feedback from AI
Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
- Study Reveals Set of Brain Regions That Control Complex Sequences of Movement
- A Relief from Mental Overload in a Digitalized World: How Context-Sensitive User Interfaces Can Enhance Cognitive Performance
- Know thy user, know thy tool: a population review and critique of current ergonomic analysis tools for the agricultural workforce
- Usability of a Human Factors-based Clinical Decision Support in the Emergency Department: Lessons Learned for Design and Implementation
- Touchless Interfaces in the Operating Room: A Study in Gesture Preferences
- Attention to Changes on a Head-Worn Display: Two Preclinical Studies with Healthcare Scenarios
- Physical and mental well-being of cobot workers: A scoping review using the Software-Hardware-Environment-Liveware-Liveware-Organization model
- The 11 Commandments of Hugging Robots
- Effects of Human and Robot Feedback on Shaping Human Movement Behaviors during Reaching Tasks
- Communicating the Limitations of AI: The Effect of Message Framing and Ownership on Trust in Artificial Intelligence
- Artificially Intelligent, Interactive, and Assistive Machines: A Definitional Framework for Intelligent Assistants
- Trust in AI and Its Role in the Acceptance of AI Technologies
- Privacy Literacy on Social Media: Its Predictors and Outcomes
- Do the Emotions Evoked by Interface Design Factors Affect the User’s Intention to Continue Using the Smartwatch? The Mediating Role of Quality Perceptions
- Influence of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Attributes on Consumers’ Attitude and Intention of Using Wearable Technology
- Humanity’s broken risk perception is reversing global progress in a ‘spiral of self-destruction’, finds new UN report
- The Effect of Handrail Cross-Sectional Design and Age on the Speed and Quality of Reach-To-Grasp Reactions to Recover Balance
Surface Transportation / Travel
- IEEE Standard Will Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer
- Driver-Automated Vehicle Interaction in Mixed Traffic: Types of Interaction and Drivers’ Driving Styles
- Looking out or Looking Away?—Exploring the Impact of Driving With a Passenger on Young Drivers’ Eye Glance Behavior
- Comparing the Effectiveness of Instructional Video Types: An In-Depth Analysis on Pre-Service Teachers for Online Learning
Usability and System Evaluation
- Understanding Online Consumer Behavior at E-commerce Portals Using Eye-Gaze Tracking
- A Supporting Tool for Enhancing User’s Mental Model Elicitation and Decision-Making in User Experience Research
- Website complexity and usability: is there a role for mental workload?
- Effects of Prior Experience on the User Experience of News Aggregation App’s Features—Evidence from a Behavioral Experiment
- Navigating the Mobile Applications: The Influence of Interface Metaphor and Other Factors on Older Adults’ Navigation Behavior
- Using a Virtual Workplace Environment to Reduce Implicit Gender Bias
- The Investigation of Mobile Virtual Reality Application Instructional Content in Geography Education: Academic Achievement, Presence, and Student Interaction
- Exploring Users’ Behavioral Intention to Adopt Mobile Augmented Reality in Education through an Extended Technology Acceptance Model
- The effect of motion sickness on presence and user experience for head-mounted virtual reality
- Harnessing the Visual Salience Effect With Augmented Reality to Enhance Relevant Information and to Impair Distracting Information