K. Ronald Laughery

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8 Fig. 10. The gure shows the reconstruction of one of the people in the database. 7. Conclusions In this paper we have described SpotIt!, a system for creating identikits and for browsing large image archives of mug-shots. The system overcomes the major drawbacks aaecting available computerized systems, providing unlimited number of feature variants and a(More)
The British Centre for Human Sciences and Micro Analysis and Design Inc. have collaborated to develop a more complete environment for modeling human performance. The Integrated Performance Modeling Environment PMw integrates and synthesizes a base of international human performance modeling technologies evolved over the past ten years into a single modeling(More)
Simulation is fast becoming the software tool for the 1990's. More companies each year are taking advantage of the ease of use of simulation software and see the benefits to using this tool. Unfortunately, there are still many people in Manufacturing, Health Care, Process Reengineering and Human Factors industries who are not using any sort of simulation(More)
System performance is often determined by the performance of the humans in the system. Yet, system models often leave out any significant representation of the humans that are operating and maintaining them. Recently, tools and methods for modeling the human in systems have begun to receive widespread attention. These tools and methods are consistent with(More)
Computer simulation is becoming a common tool in the engineer's toolkit but the move to simulation is slow in coming. There are still many people in manufacturing, health care, process reengineering and human factors industries who are not using any sort of simulation software and see no advantage to using this powerful tool. Even in the information age of(More)
Since then, this field has taught us many important things, including two major lessons. First, the road to user-hostile systems is paved with designers’ user-centered intentions. Even smart, clever, well-intentioned people can build fragile, hostile devices that force the human to adapt and build local kludges and workarounds. Worse still, even if you are(More)
Human performance is a critical aspect of system performance. Recently, tools and methods for modeling the human in systems have begun to receive widespread attention. These tools and methods are consistent with other types of models and simulations that are used to model other system components. In this paper, the basic approaches to modeling human(More)