Brain measurement for usability testing and adaptive interfaces: An example of uncovering syntactic workload with functional near infrared spectroscopy.

Hirshfield, Leanne M.

Solovey, Erin Treacy.

Girouard, Audrey.

Kebinger, James.

Jacob, Robert J. K.

Sassaroli, Angelo.

Fantini, Sergio (Professor of Biomedical Engineering)


  • A well designed user interface (UI) should be transparent, allowing users to focus their mental workload on the task at hand. We hypothesize that the overall mental workload required to perform a task using a computer system is composed of a portion attributable to the difficulty of the underlying task plus a portion attributable to the complexity of operating the user interface. In this regard, ... read more
This object is in collection Creator department Subject Permanent URL Citation
  • Hirshfield, Leanne M., Erin Treacy Solovey, Audrey Girouard, James Kebinger, Robert J.K. Jacob, Angelo Sassaroli, and Sergio Fantini. "Brain Measurement for Usability Testing and Adaptive Interfaces." Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 09 (2009). doi:10.1145/1518701.1519035.
To Cite:
TARC Citation Guide    EndNote
Detailed Rights