Category: Psychology

CLS Hosts Kelly Steelman

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host Kelly Steelman from 11:05 to 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Rekhi G06. Steelman will provide a research presentation, “Modeling Attention in Complex Workspaces.”

Steelman holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign along with an MS in Human Factors from the University of Illinois and a MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher conducting research on human factors and applied cognition at Flinders University in South Australia. Her research interests include: basic and applied attention, models of attention, human performance in aviation, instructional design and display design.

From Tech Today.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Susan Amato-Henderson at .

Human Interface Design Enterprise and World Usability Day

World Usability Day 2012Thursday was Usability Day around the world, and this was the fifth year Michigan Tech was involved. The event celebrates usability, when technologies or procedures make sense to us and when we can learn–and remember–how to use them, make few errors and feel satisfied with our experiences.

The Human Interface Design Enterprise was showing off their driver simulator in Rekhi Hall.

It was one of a couple of major projects the group has taken on, according to Margo Woller-Carter, a PhD student in applied cognitive science and human factors.

“We are using a Uconnect system from Chrysler to test for driver distraction,” she said. “We designed this driver simulator to use with it, and we will also be doing some eye-tracking for them.” Uconnect was a multimedia system on steroids: entertainment, phone, navigation, voice command, controls, and wifi: perfect for testing for distractions. The Enterprise was in the second year of a three-year contract with Chrysler.

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.

Auto User Interface Conference for Philart Jeon

Philart JeonAssistant Professor Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS) attended the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications in Portsmouth, NH. While at the conference, Jeon cohosted a workshop, “The Social Car (socially-inspired C2X interaction)” and presented two papers, “Cross-cultural differences in the use of in-vehicle technologies and vehicle area network services: Austria, USA, and South Korea” and “Yes, free parking lot app, no, invisible health check app in my car: Young drivers’ needs analysis on vehicle area network services.”

From Tech Today.

Edward Cokely on Graph Literacy

Behavioral Decision MakingEdward Cokely and colleges published a paper, “Individual Differences in Graph Literacy: Overcoming Denominator Neglect in Risk Comprehension” in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 390-401.

From Tech Today.

Special Issue Article
Individual Differences in Graph Literacy: Overcoming Denominator Neglect in Risk Comprehension
Yasmina Okan1,*, Rocio Garcia-Retamero1,2, Edward T. Cokely2,3, Antonio Maldonado1
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011
DOI: 10.1002/bdm.751

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
Special Issue: Individual Differences in Decision-Making Competence
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 390–401, October 2012

Cokely Publishes on The Virtues of Ignorance

The Review of Philosophy and PsychologyAssistant Professor Edward Cokely (CLS) published an article, “The Virtues of Ignorance,” in the journal, “Review of Philosophy and Psychology.”

From Tech Today.

The Virtues of Ignorance
Adam Feltz and Edward T. Cokely
From the issue entitled “Consciousness and Moral Cognition”
Volume 3, Number 3 (2012), 335-350, DOI: 10.1007/s13164-012-0107-2