New HEE Version Available!

Try out the new HEE version. We added an example project for modeling the visual attention of a car driver. In this example, the impact of different HMI variants that aim at supporting the driver to park a car can be modelled. As a result heatmaps of the average visual attention are being produced based […]

HEE Tutorial at Auto UI Conference 2017

At this year’s ACM Automotive UI Conference in Oldenburg, Germany we will give a 4-hour tutorial about evaluating Automotive HMIs with the Human Efficiency Evaluator. The Tutorial is planned for Sunday, September, 24th.

How do drivers observe the road?

On June 13th, 2017 we present at the 2017 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium in California the results of a study in that Human Factors experts and experienced car drivers modeled the visual attention of drivers performing an overtaking manoeuvre with the HEE. It figured out that by agregating data gained by applying the HEE, the small set of HF […]

How to decide between different automotive HMI designs?

Bertram Wortelen just presented the results of a recent study about a green traffic light assistance system that we did together with the DLR. The slides are available for download.

Operator Workload Prediction

What is the optimal location of an instrument and how does a new instrument affect the operator’s task performance and workload? With a tool-supported cognitive modeling of virtual operators workload and performance of trained operators can be predicted. Such a simulation can consider hundreds of procedures of how a machine can be controlled. Development and evaluation of dynamic […]

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Predicting Monitoring Behavior

Controlling safety-critical systems often includes several monitoring tasks to observe the current system state and to predict future system states that might affect the controlling activities. Methods to get insights about users’ monitoring behavior either depend on the expertise of Human factor experts to model and predict stereotypic monitoring behavior or on performing eye tracking […]

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Analysing Task Performance for Multi-Machine Control

Often, one operator is in charge of observing and controlling several machines distributed in an environment. Such procedures and workflows can be visually modeled to predict and compare the operator’s task performances for different hardware setups, software and display options. Operator’s task performance is usually evaluated by systematically studying operators controlling a system prototype in a setup that matches as […]

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