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Effects on Team Performance

Effects on Team Performance

Assess team performance within a networked supervisory control setting while manipulating automated decision aids and monitoring team communication and working memory ability.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that more than 3,300 people were killed in 2012 as a result of distracted driving crashes. Human factors professionals have been at the forefront of research that highlights the dangers of distracted driving and ways to mitigate this growing problem.

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GMU Takes a Tour of MediaBarn

GMU Takes a Tour of MediaBarn

Last evening, we had the privilege of hosting the GMU Human Factors Students for some refreshments, a tour of our facility, and an engaging discussion about all things User Experience.

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Alumnus Ricardo Prada: How to Get a Job at Google X

Alumnus Ricardo Prada: How to Get a Job at Google X

Psychology alumnus Ricardo Prada leads the user experience team at Google X, Google’s semi-covert laboratory where it develops products from the innovative to the truly far-out. In an interview with the online industrial design magazine Core77, he discusses Google X’s process for hiring designers.

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