In the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, many people find themselves in a particularly novel situation in the coming days and weeks: working from home.
What happens when we’re in pain, real physical pain, but we cannot tell someone where or how badly it hurts? We can look at the facial expression!
Within the field of human factors and usability, frustration poses an interesting challenge. It can be a barrier for learning. So how can we measure frustration in order to minimize it?
Of all human expressions, a smile is the most universal. But can you tell which smile is real and which is false?
As a researcher, one of my biggest thrills was being able to predict how someone was going to behave, especially without asking him or her.
We live in a demanding world: the snort of an email, the squeal of a text, fare alerts, breaking news, SQUIRREL! What was I saying? Oh yes, we live in a distracted world.
We’ve all been there: close to the freeway on-ramp were several choices of the usual variety. I quickly made my decision, rolled through the drive thru, picked an item from the pictures provided, and hit the freeway again.