Leanne Hirshfield and Rebecca Gulotta and Stuart Hirshfield and Sam Hincks and Matt Russell and Rachel Ward and Tom Williams, Rob Jacob


SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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This project represents a first step towards bridging the gap between HCI and cognition research. Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we introduce techniques to non-invasively measure a range of cognitive workload states that have implications to HCI research, most directly usability testing. We present a set of usability experiments that illustrates how fNIRS brain measurement provides information about the cognitive demands placed on computer users by different interface designs.