Human Factors Psychology Dominates Best Psychology Jobs

Edited because it’s even more awesome than I first thought… A recent Buzzfeed article listed the “8 Awesome Jobs That Will Convince You To Be A Psychology Major.” I clicked, despite my oath not to read articles that have either numbers in the title or include the word “actually.” Turns out… three (edit: FOUR) of … Continue reading Human Factors Psychology Dominates Best Psychology Jobs

Hope to see you at APA 2011!

There will be an extensive program for the Applied Experimental Division of the American Psychological Association at their conference in D.C. from August 4-7, and I invite all to come! We’ve collected a who’s-who from established to up-and-coming researchers to bring you cutting edge work in human factors, ergonomics, automation, human machine systems, aviation, video … Continue reading Hope to see you at APA 2011!

Microsoft’s Kinect Game Controller

Our friend Tim Nichols was recently featured in a write up in the New York Times about his work with Kinect, Microsoft’s new game controller technology.  He’s a games researcher at Microsoft Game Studio.  Here is what he says about it: “I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people try and do … Continue reading Microsoft’s Kinect Game Controller

Behind the scenes look at “Playtesting” games

Our friend Tim Nichols (of Microsoft Game Studio) was recently featured in a video explaining how games get tested for usability.  See the embedded video for a look behind the scenes: Have you ever been playing a game and thought to yourself, “I just wish I could speak with the developers and let them know that this … Continue reading Behind the scenes look at “Playtesting” games