Cognitive Ergonomics &
    Systems Engineering
Cognitive Ergonomics

Cognitive Ergonomics

Cognitive ergonomics, also known as cognitive engineering, focuses on understanding the perceptual and cognitive processes required of people in various work environments. The goal is to design the work to "fit" the user.

Cognitive Ergonomics

Systems Engineering

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to develop and maintain a successful system. To this end, we focus on understanding various complex systems, e.g. those found in healthcare, aviation, military operations, driving, to inform the design of displays and interfaces.

Cognitive Ergonomics

Humans & Technology

Human-technology interaction involves the study of:

  1. Understanding how people use technology
  2. The design of displays and interfaces.

The goal is to streamline the information transfer between the user and technology.

October 2018

Riggs Lab Presents at Conference

Shannon Devlin and Kylie Gomes present work at the 2018 HFES conference in Philadelphia, PA. (Link)

Kylie Places in Paper Competition

Kylie Gomes is the third place winner of the HFES Healthcare Technical Group Best Student Paper Award! Congratulations Kylie!

August 2018

New Lab Members

Logan Clark joins the Riggs Lab as our newest Ph.D. student. Ethan Cook, Sydney Granger, Ames Humphrey, and Erin Murphey join as undergraduate researchers. Welcome!

July 2018

Dr. Riggs Gives Seminars in Germany

Dr. Riggs' was an invited seminar speaker at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, and the Multimodal Interaction in Augmented and Virtual Reality Summer School at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. (Link)

Conference Presentation

Jenny Byham presents a poster at the Virginia University Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

May 2018

New Lab Members

Jawad Alami, Nick Duenas, and Nick Threat join the lab. Welcome!

March 2018

Dr. Riggs Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Riggs' CAREER proposal has been funded. This work will fundamentally advance research on understanding and designing to support team interaction, leading to practical improvements in a variety of safety-critical domains. The project also has a significant educational component, providing research opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students and conducting design activities aimed at outreach and broadening participation in STEM disciplines, including workstation design to support teams of people with disabilities in manufacturing contexts. (Link)

Dr. Riggs Selected for Award

Dr. Riggs is selected for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellows Award.

Conference Presentation

Kylie presents her work at the HFES 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare in Baltimore, MD.

Proceeding Papers Accepted

Three proceeding papers from the Riggs Lab were accepted to the 2018 HFES International Meeting! Congratulations Everyone!

January 2018

Dr. Nadine Moacdieh Visits Lab

Dr. Nadine Moacdieh visited the lab.

December 2017

Dr. Riggs to Receive NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Riggs' NSF CAREER proposal has been recommended for funding!!

Kylie Gomes Passes Comprehensive Exam

Kylie Gomes passed her comprehensive exam. Congratulations Kylie!

Dr. Riggs Gives Seminar

Dr. Riggs is the invited colloquium seminar speaker for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin. Her talk is titled, "Towards the Development of Adaptive Multimodal Displays".

November 2017

Kylie Gomes' Work Accepted

Kylie Gomes' work on "The Evaluation of Tactile Technology for Continuous Informing Displays in Anesthesia" is accepted as an oral presentation to the HFES 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. Congratulations Kylie!

October 2017

Riggs Lab Presents at Conference

Shannon Devlin, Kylie Gomes, and Dr. Riggs present work at the HFES conference.

August 2017

New Lab Members

Jenny Byham and Haley Meier join the lab. Welcome!

Dr. Riggs Receives Accolades

Dr. Riggs is an invited speaker at the 2017 APA Convention in Washington D.C. and accepts the 2016 APA George E. Briggs Dissertation Award (best doctoral dissertation in applied experimental/engineering psychology).