All workshops will take place in person on October 10th,  2022. 

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8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Note Taking and Thinking Tools with Obsidian

Presenters: John Lee and Joonbum Lee 

  • This workshop provides a brief historical and theoretical background of thinking tools. It then surveys several recent note taking tools before providing an in-depth, hands-on tutorial with Obsidian. Obsidian is a particularly powerful and flexible software that supports traditional and emerging ways to organize notes. This tutorial walks participants through the installation, configuration, and customization of Obsidian. The tutorial then describes how various organizing mechanisms (i.e., folders, tags, and links) can be used to meet the particular needs of the participants. The workshop will touch on other applications of Obsidian, such as coding qualitative data, conducting work domain analysis, and capturing code snippets for data analysis.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Understanding and Applying the Human Readiness Level (HRL) Scale

Presenters: Judi See, Pamela Savage-Knepshield, Holly Handley, and Mica Endsley

  • This three-hour workshop supports knowledge and application of the Human Readiness Level (HRL) scale described in ANSI/HFES 400-2021 Human Readiness Level Scale in the System Development Process. Attendees will:

    • Understand HFES 400-2021 development and contents.

    • Learn how the HRL scale is applied in current and historical acquisition programs.

    • Apply the HRL scale to practical real-world problems.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Agile Product Management for Human Factors Professionals

Presenter: Chris Lamb 

  • At its heart, Agile Software Development is based on the same scientific methods of test and verification that Human Factors professionals use in their research. By understanding the connections between developing a scientific research portfolio and developing a product, the Human Factors professionals can reframe how they view Agile development and their role in guiding the product. This workshop will teach the basics of agile product management with a focus on maximizing the overlap of Human Factors and product management. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the value they bring to an agile organization and how to begin leading product development teams.

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Conceptualizing and Preparing HFES-relevant Interdisciplinary NSF Proposals

Presenters: Leia Stirling, Divya Srinivasan, and Betty Tuller

  • In this workshop, participants will be introduced to topics to support effective proposal writing for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Information from about relevant programs (e.g., the Mind, Machine, and Motor Nexus (M3X), Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF)) will be presented. The workshop will include hands-on activities to practice these concepts through simulated panel reviews of example proposals. No prior grant writing experience is required. While the workshop is targeted towards junior faculty and aspiring faculty, all are welcome.


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Workshop on Applying Model-Based Systems Engineering in Human Systems Integration      

Presenters:  Michael Mille, John McGuirl, and Joseph Kristabum

  • This workshop is designed to provide attendees with an overview of the Systems Modeling Language, one of the more common MBSE languages, common modeling methods and a common modeling tool. Attendees will understand how MBSE is used to depict systems and how to interpret common modeling artifacts, be able to apply these tools to represent human interaction in MBSE models and analyze the utility of these models for understanding the robustness of human-machine interfaces and interactions. 

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Behavioral Data Analytics with R    

Presenters: John Lee, Linda Boyle, and Tony McDonald

  • Data analytics, machine learning, and the increasing demand for experts in quantitative user experience present challenges and opportunities for behavioral scientists and human factors engineers. This workshop provides practical skills in behavioral data analytics and also addresses important issues specific to behavioral data. Participants will learn data manipulation and visualization techniques. They will apply these techniques to exploratory data analysis, machine learning, and model understanding.

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Trust, Implications, & Measurement

Speakers: Theresa Kessler, Tracy Sanders, and Alexandra Kaplan

  • Participants will learn which factors contribute to human-human, human-robot, human-AI, and human-automation trust, how these types of trust are similar, and how they differ. In addition, we will demonstrate how these concepts interact, with a strong focus on how human-human trust is related to human-systems trust. The impact of cognitive biases and shortcuts on trust calibration will be discussed. Through a hands-on exercise, participants will explore how various features can influence trust calibration. In a separate exercise, participants will identify commonly used methods of information presentation designed to manipulate trust using cognitive bias and shortcuts. 

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Getting Support Right: A Practical Introduction to Work-Centered Evaluation

Presenters: Ann Bisantz, Emilie Roth, Xiaomei Wang, and A. Zachary Hettinger       

  • This workshop will introduce attendees to a robust method of system evaluation, Work-Centered Evaluation, that has been developed and refined through the design and evaluation of aiding systems in domains including military command and control, and health care. This workshop is of interest to human-system designers and practitioners seeking to enhance the information gained through usability analyses, as well as those involved in procuring or evaluating systems who would like to better understand criteria for evaluation from an HSI perspective.