Human-Factors research

Noldus tools and solutions are traditionally used for Human-Factors research in the aviation and automotive industry. Especially in time and mission critical systems The Observer® XT is a great asset. It supports complex experiments and gives precise statistics, like task completion times and error rates. It allows you to combine behavioral data and video with physiological signals, eye tracking, sensor readings from a flight simulator, and more. This type of research is usually carried out in well-equipped labs. Noldus helps you to choose the right equipment. Interested? Check out Boeing's Embedded Measures lab.

User-mobile device interaction

Are you investigating interactions between users and a mobile device? Our specially developed Mobile Device Camera (MCD) records your user's interaction in HD. Our MDC is compatible with The ObserverXT, creating a powerful system for Human-Factors research on mobile devices.

Human factors
The Observer XT allows you to combine behavioral data and video with physiological signals, eye tracking, sensor readings from a flight simulator, and much more.
Mobile Device Camera
The Mobile Device Camera records your user's interaction in HD. It is a small camera you can easily mount on the device. Add the video to The Observer XT for further analysis.

Training and consulting services

Besides training you and your colleagues in the art of usability testing and Human Factors research, Noldus’ professionals can also assist you when performing your experiments or take care of one or more of the stages of the testing process. For example:

  • We can set up a test lab in an environment you describe as typical of that in which your products will be used.
  • Next, we set up the test itself. Together we identify the relevant characteristics of your users and create a task list, consisting of all key tasks to be performed with your product. 
  • And more.

We can provide any combination of services.

Interesting publications

 A diverse collection of scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. Below you can find a list of scientific publications in this area. 

  • Percival, N.B; Pearson, A.; Jones, J.; Wilkins, m.; Caird, J.K. (2012). Ease of use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by older adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 906-910.
  • Hurley, K.; Marshall, J.; Hogan, K.; Wells, R. (2012). A comparison of productivity and physical demands during parcel delivery using a standard and a prototype electric courier truck. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 42, 384-391. 
  • Goldberg, J.H. (2012). Relating perceived web page complexity to emotional valence and eye movement metrics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 501-505.