Dieter W. Jahns

Student Practitioner Award Winners

Award presented to Hyungil Kim by Dieter’s wife, Karel, at the 2016 HFES Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award Winner

Congratulations to Hyungil Kim, winner of the 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award from the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics.  Kim, a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the sixth recipient of the award, which was created in honor of Dieter Jahns, a lifelong advocate of the practice of ergonomics and a leader in ergonomics certification.  In addition to the plaque, Kim received a cash award of $1,000 and HFES added complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting.

Kim’s project is titled “Virtual Shadow: Making Cross Traffic Dynamics Visible

Hyungil Kim with his advisor, Dr. Joseph L. Gabbard in the modified simulator used for the augmented reality display evaluations.

through Augmented Reality Head Up Display.” The objectives of the project were to (1) design a novel driver interface for cross traffic alerts taking advantage of an augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD), (2) prototype design ideas for a specific use-case of pedestrian collision warning, and (3) evaluate usability in consideration of unique aspects of interaction with AR while driving.  The result was an AR pedestrian collision warning interface that is compatible with both the driver’s cognitive process and physical reality of driving.  This work demonstrates the opportunity of incorporating ecological interface design (EID) into AR interfaces. Click here for a full copy of Kim’s project.

Kim stated, “I really appreciate this prestigious honor. I don’t believe it! This is one of the greatest honors from my entire life so far! I believe that this recognition will strongly encourage me to keep working on my journey to human factors and ergonomics and pursuing quality research outcomes with confidence.”

 


Preethi Srinivas receives her Certificate of Appreciation from her advisor, Dr. Richard J. Holden.
Preethi Srinivas receives her Certificate of Appreciation from her advisor, Dr. Richard J. Holden.

Preethi Srinivas, a student at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing was recognized as the 2016 student award Runner-Up for her project:  “Examining the Role of Patient Iinformation in Text Messages for Managing Technology-mediated Interruptions in the Intensive Care Unit.”

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