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HFES Bulletin: Raja was a True Philosopher and Heroic Scientist

HFES Bulletin: Raja was a True Philosopher and Heroic Scientist

Over the years, Raja has been a flawless exemplar of the very best of our discipline and a role model for scientists in general. Whenever one was in Raja's presence, there was a quiet and yet highly charged sense that he was someone very special and yet at the same time approachable, helpful, and always willing to learn.

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Usabil-A-Thon

Usabil-A-Thon

GMU's Human Factors Students will have 12 hours to tackle real-world projects presented by professional usability companies. Students will leverage their backgrounds in human performance and cognition along with their knowledge of usability and task analysis to develop innovative and valuable solutions.

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Interruptions Negatively Affect Quality of Work

Interruptions Negatively Affect Quality of Work

When was the last time you were interrupted in the middle of an important conversation or writing an email, completely derailing your train of thought? This was the basis for a new line of research being explored by Cyrus Foroughi, a doctoral student at George Mason University – how do interruptions affect performance beyond time and error?

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