Archive for October, 2012

Human Factors students: What should we be doing?

Katelyn Procci | October 31, 2012 I spent the last week in Boston attending the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 56th Annual Meeting. Compared to last year, there were far more talks focused on serious games and game design issues, which is really great to see (more on that later). One of the most interesting […]

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Rantings of an Undergrad: How to Get into a Lab and Why I’m Glad I’m in RETRO

Katherine Hancock | October 26, 2012 I want to extend a hand to any undergrad who stumbles across this lab blog because they’re looking into volunteering and feels maybe a little scared about it. I want to provide a little information and advice that they might not have heard before.

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Training the Workforce, Part 2: Video Games in Business – A Generational Divide?

Skilan Ortiz | October 22, 2012 This is part 2 of an on-going series of blogs on using games for training the workforce.  When you take the time to think about it, you begin to realize that we are living in a very exciting time for the field of training. With technology constantly advancing at […]

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RETRO @ HFES 2012 Preview

Katelyn Procci | October 19, 2012 Both Shan and I are very excited about next week… We are both presenting something at the upcoming Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 56th Annual Meeting in Boston. I’m particulary excited for all of this year’s sessions that are dedicated to games! Expect notes and musings on the conference […]

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Video Games and Incidental Learning

Michael Schwartz | October 19, 2012 I was shocked to hear a friend speaking Latin yesterday. He’d never expressed an interest in Latin before. Maybe he’s possessed. Before I summoned a young priest and an old priest, I asked if he was taking a class or had recently purchased a Rosetta Stone course. He said, […]

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Training the Workforce Part 1: Transfer of Training

Brian Eddy | October 15, 2012 This is part 1 of an on-going series of blogs on using games for training the workforce.  Have you ever had a job that left you dumbfounded on the first day of interaction? Are you finding yourself unproductive and lacking some skills or knowledge essential to complete a task? […]

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Treating Selective Mutism

Working with Dr. Deborah Beidel’s team from the UCF Anxiety Disorders Clinic, we have created a prototype of an iPad app that can be used to treat Selective Mutism. Selective Mutism is a condition in which a child does not speak in certain social environments, yet has the ability to speak at home with their […]

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MENTAT

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) funds high-risk, high-reward research projects centered on improving the quality of the US intelligence community. IARPA’s Sirius Program, under the direction of Dr. Rita Bush, funds research to develop and study serious games to mitigate cognitive bias and improve decision making. This effort emphasizes the examination of different […]

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Emoticons in the Workplace

Jen Loglia | October 8, 2012 Scenario 1: You’re at work. You’re sitting at your desk, when an email pops into your inbox. It’s from your boss (gasp).

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