Marianne Rudisill

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Two experiments examined selecting text using a movement sequence of pointing and dragging. Experiment 1 showed that, in the Point-Drag sequence, the pointing time was related to the pointing distance but not to the width of the text to be selected; in contrast, pointing time was related to both the pointing distance and the width of the text in the(More)
The paper challenges the notion that any Fitts' Law model can be applied generally to human-computer interaction, and proposes instead that applying Fitts' Law requires knowledge of the users' sequence of movements, direction of movement, and typical movement amplitudes as well as target sizes. Two experiments examined a text selection task with sequences(More)
an Airbus A300-600 operated by China Airlines crashed at Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 passengers and flightcrew members. Contributing to the accident were conflicting actions taken by the flightcrew and the airplane's autopilot. The crash provided a stark example of how a breakdown in the flightcrew/automation interface can affect flight safety. Although this(More)
NASA Space Station missions will include crewmembers who are highly experienced in the use of the Space Station computer system, as well as others who are novices. Previous research into novice-expert differences has strongly implied that user interface changes that aid novices tend to impair experts and vice versa. This experiment investigated the impact(More)
A survey of line pilots' attitudes about flight deck automation was conducted by the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine (RAF IAM, Farnborough, UK) under the sponsorship of the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority and in cooperation with IATA (the International Air Transport Association). Survey freehand comments given by pilots operating 13(More)
The progressive integration of automation technologies in commercial transport aircraft flight decks-the " glass cockpit "-has had a major, and generally positive, impact on flight crew operations. Flight deck automation has provided significant benefits, such as economic efficiency, increased precision and safety, and enhanced functionality within the crew(More)
Human-Computer Interface researchers at the Johnson Space Center are faced with the challenge of designing a cursor control device for use in zero gravity so that crewmembers can take full advantage of direct manipulation interfaces. Over the past year, the Crew Interface Analysis Section (CIAS) and the Astronaut Space Station Support Office at the Johnson(More)
• Perform applied research examining user interaction with complex computer systems; • Apply the results of this research to the design of spacecraft computer-based workstations and HCIs; and • Serve as a resource in the discipline of human-computer interaction to support ongoing programs. The HCIL is one of five R&D laboratories within the Crew Interface(More)