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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Celine Richer:2Lori Hood:2Deborah C. Russell:1
Laurel Allender's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Wayne D. Gray:44Michael D. McNeese:21Patricia L. McDerm..:9
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Publications by Laurel Allender (bibliography)
Pfaff, Mark S., Allender, Laurel, Gray, Wayne D., McNeese, Michael D., Mendonca, David J. and Wright, Melanie C. (2010): Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Simulations and Games in Human Factors Research. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting 2010. pp. 294-298.
Much has been already been said about what simulations and games can provide that other research methodologies do not. But the complexity and richness of the results they afford in human factors research is matched by the complexity and cost of their conception, design, implementation, and validation. Though this may seem a daunting challenge to those considering such platforms for their own research, this panel aims to air the promises and pitfalls of simulations and games by sharing historical exemplars, lessons learned, and current issues in their use for human factors research. The panelists represent decades of experience in military, medical, and civilian research domains and have worked through abundant successes and failures in this area. Key issues of discussion will include cases which stand out as exemplary instances of using simulations and games in human factors research, particularly those that produced results that would have been unattainable by other methods, the challenges and constraints of participant pools (e.g. na´ve subjects, access to domain experts, and suitable compromises), development of viable and engaging simulations (e.g., the problem of software written by grad students, for grad students), collection of accurate and meaningful data, and the generalizability of such game and simulation platforms as well as the adaptability of off-the-shelf solutions.
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Luck, Jason P., McDermott, Patricia L., Allender, Laurel and Russell, Deborah C. (2006): An investigation of real world control of robotic assets under communication latency. In: Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI/SIGART Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2006. pp. 202-209.
Robots are already being used in a variety of applications, including the military battlefield. As robotic technology continues to advance, those applications will increase, as will the demands on the associated network communication links. Two experiments investigated the effects of communication latency on the control of a robot across four Levels Of Automation (LOAs), (1) full teleoperation, (2) guarded teleoperation, (3) autonomous obstacle avoidance, and (4) full autonomy. Latency parameters studied included latency duration, latency variability, and the "direction" in which the latency occurs, that is from user-to-robot or from robot-to-user. The results indicate that the higher the LOA, the better the performance in terms of both time and number of errors made, and also the more resistant to the degrading effects of latency. Subjective reports confirmed these findings. Implications of constant vs. variable-latency, user-to-robot vs. robot-to-user latency, and latency duration are also discussed.
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Archer, Susan G., Allender, Laurel and Richer, Celine (1997): Software Durability - Is it Important? Can it be Achieved?. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel and Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 593-596.
Allender, Laurel, Kelley, Troy D., Salvi, Lucia, Lockett, John, Headley, Donald B., Promisel, David, Mitchell, Diane, Richer, Celine and Feng, Theo (1995): Verification, Validation, and Accreditation of a Soldier-System Modeling Tool. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting 1995. pp. 1219-1223.
Increasingly, system developers are relying on modeling and simulation to support early design decisions. In turn, to support effective, timely use of models and simulations, verification, validation, and, in some cases, accreditation (VV&A) are required. The soldier-system analysis tools collectively known as Hardware vs. Manpower (HARDMAN) III underwent a formal VV&A process, the first of its type in the Army. The first phase comprised the core task network modeling capability and the effects implemented as additions to or modifications of the task data-mental workload estimation and environmental degradation, personnel characteristics, and training. A review board of representative users, policy-makers, technical experts, and soldier proponents evaluated the findings against eight criteria -- configuration management, software verification, documentation, data input requirements, model granularity, validity of modeling techniques and embedded algorithms, output, and analysis timelines. All criteria were satisfied and formal accreditation was granted with only limited caveats.
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Dahl, Susan G., Allender, Laurel, Kelley, Troy and Adkins, Richard (1995): Transitioning Software to the Windows Environment -- Challenges and Innovations. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting 1995. pp. 1224-1227.
Over the past ten years, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) has developed tools and techniques to support Manpower and Personnel Integration (MANPRINT). Most notably, a set of tools was developed in the DOS environment that has become known as the Hardware vs. Manpower (HARDMAN) III tools. These software tools provide an analytical basis to address the ways in which the Army's manpower, personnel, and training elements are affected by a new system. During the last two years, ARL HRED has begun an effort to improve the capabilities of this tool set by moving them into the Microsoft Windows environment. This paper describes the process through which this complex DOS tool set was redesigned to provide a better functional capability as well as to take advantage of the graphical user interface provided by this environment.
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Hood, Lori and Allender, Laurel (1993): Micro Saint/HOS -- A Computer Modeling Tool for Evaluating the Human-Computer Interface. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Poster Sessions: Abridged Proceedings 1993. p. 252.
Hood, Lori, Laughery, K. Ronald and Allender, Laurel (1993): Integrating Task Network Models and Anthropometric Models. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Poster Sessions: Abridged Proceedings 1993. p. 255.
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