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The Preprint Problem
Preprints first caught my eye in May 2020. As a human factors researcher who has researched wearables for several years and owned a few (remember the Jawbone UP?) my interest was piqued by a Washington Post headline, “Wearable tech can spot coronavirus symptoms before you even realize you’re sick” (Fowler, 2020). The wearable mentioned in the Post article, the Oura ring, must have already been developed before COVID-19 reached the U.S. and a novel application was developed for the existing hardware.
"USER-CENTERED" BUSINESS MODEL
This short post was inspired by an article I recently read about a group of dentists that decided to open a practice in NYC (D'Ambrosio, 2020). What's different about it is these dentists offer a very limited number of services (in fact only three: cleaning, whitening, and straightening). No, it's not because they are underqualified to perform other services or they're just lazy, it's because through their research they found most people...
QIC SUPPORTS VIRUTAL REALITY USABILITY TESTING FOR THE USAF
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QIC WELCOMES JESSICA JAMES!
Last month, QIC welcomed Jessica James to the team! Jessica James is a Human Factors Intern at QIC. She earned a B.S. in Human Factors Psychology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as well. During her academic career, she has assisted in various projects related to usability and user experience (UX) research.
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