Usability Engineering for Emerging Technologies Lab
Publications


Refereed Journals

Joseph L. Gabbard & J. Edward Swan II, "Usability Engineering for Augmented Reality: Employing User-based Studies to Inform Design", Invited paper to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). May-June 2008. Volume: 14, Issue: 3, pp., 513-525.
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Eric E. Snyder, Nithiwat Kampanya, Jian Lu, Eric K. Nordberg, Harsha Rajasimha, Maulik Shukla, Jeetendra Soneja, Yuying Tian, Tian Xue, Hyunseung Yoo, Fengkai Zhang, Chitti Dharmanolla, Nataraj Dongre, Joe Gillespie, J. Hamelius, Mark Hance, K.I. Huntington, D. Jukneliene, J. Koziski, L. Mackasmiel, S.P. Mane, V. Nguyen, A.K. Purkayastha, J. Shallom, G. Yu, Y. Guo, Joesph L Gabbard, Deborah Hix, A. Azad, S.C. Baker, S.M. Boyle, Y. Khudyakov, X.J. Meng, C. Rupprecht, J. Vinje, O.R. Crasta, M.J. Czar, A. Dickerman, J.D. Eckart, R. Kenyon, R. Will, J.C. Setubal, B.W. Sobral, "PATRIC: The VBI PathoSystems Resource Integration Center". Nucleic Acids Research, 2007 (database issue) 35:D401-6.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan II, Deborah Hix, "The Effects of Text Drawing Styles, Background Textures, and Natural Lighting on Text Legibility in Outdoor Augmented Reality". PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2006, pages 16-32.
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Doug Bowman, Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, "A Survey of Usability Evaluation in Virtual Environments: Classification and Comparison of Methods". Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, vol. 11, no. 4, 2002, pp. 404-424.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, J. Edward Swan II, "User-Centered Design and Evaluation of Virtual Environments". Invited Paper to IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Volume 19, Number 6, November / December, 1999, pages 51-59.
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Refereed Conferences

Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan II, Deborah Hix, Si-Jung Kim, Greg Fitch, "Active Text Drawing Styles for Outdoor Augmented Reality: A User-Based Study and Design Implications", Technical Papers, Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, March 10-14, pages 35-42.
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J. Edward Swan II, Mark A. Livingston, Harvey S. Smallman, Dennis Brown, Yohan Baillot, Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, "A Perceptual Matching Technique for Depth Judgments in Optical, See-Through Augmented Reality", Technical Papers, Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, March 25-29, pages 19-26. 28 of 95 accepted; 29.5%. Winner of an "Honorable Mention" award at IEEE Virtual Reality 2006 (3 out of 27 papers won awards; one "best paper" and two "honorable mentions").
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Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan II, Deborah Hix, Robert S. Schulman, John Lucas, & Divya Gupta. "An Empirical User-Based Study of Text Drawing Styles and Outdoor Background Textures for Augmented Reality", In Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2005, pages 11-18. April 2006: Nominated for Mississippi State University College of Engineering Research Paper of the Year by CSE department. [VIEW ABSTRACT] [DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT -- PDF 657K]

J. Edward Swan II & Joseph L. Gabbard, "Survey of User-Based Experimentation in Augmented Reality", Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Virtual Reality, HCI International 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 22-27, 2005.
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Deborah Hix, Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan II, Mark A. Livingston, Tobias H. Höllerer, Simon J. Julier, Yohan Baillot, Dennis Brown, "A Cost-Effective Usability Evaluation Progression for Novel Interactive Systems", In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, January 5-8, 2004, Big Island, Hawaii.
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Mark A. Livingston, J. Edward Swan II, Joseph L. Gabbard, Tobias H. Höllerer, Deborah Hix, Simon J. Julier, Yohan Baillot, Dennis Brown, "Resolving Multiple Occluded Layers in Augmented Reality", In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), October 7-10, 2003, Tokyo, Japan. (Note: Only 33% (25 of 75) of submissions to this conference were accepted.) Winner of a 2003 NRL Alan Berman Publication Award (In 2002, 30 such awards were given, out of 1104 NRL publications).
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Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, J. Edward Swan II, Mark A. Livingston, Tobias H. Höllerer, Simon J. Julier, Dennis Brown, Yohan Baillot, "Usability Engineering for Complex Interactive Systems Development", Engineering for Usability, In Proceedings of Human Systems Integration Symposium 2003, Vienna, VA, June 23-25, 2003.
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J. Edward Swan II, Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, Robert S. Schulman, Keun Pyo Kim "A Comparative Study of User Performance in a Map-Based Virtual Environment", Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality 2003, March 22-26, Los Angeles, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, 2003, pages 259-266. (Note: Only 28% (29 of 103) of submissions to this conference were accepted.)
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Mark A. Livingston, Lawrence J. Rosenblum, Simon J. Julier, Dennis Brown, Yohan Baillot, J. Edward Swan II, Joseph L. Gabbard, Deborah Hix, "An Augmented Reality System for Military Operations in Urban Terrain". Proceedings of Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2002, December 2-5, Orlando, Florida, page 89.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan, Deborah Hix, Marco Lanzagortac, Mark Livingston, Dennis Brown, Simon Julier, "Usability Engineering: Domain Analysis Activities for Augmented Reality Systems". Proceedings SPIE Vol. 4660, p. 445-457, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX, Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton; Mark T. Bolas; Eds. Photonics West 2002, Electronic Imaging conference, San Jose, CA, January 19-25, 2002.
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Maurice A. Shaw, William B. Spillman, Ken E. Meissner, Joseph L. Gabbard "Virtual Reality Techniques for the Visualization of Biomedical Imaging Data". Proceedings SPIE Vol. 4259, p. 24-28, Biomarkers and Biological Spectral Imaging, Gregory H. Bearman; Darryl J. Bornhop; Richard M. Levenson; Eds.
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Deborah Hix, J. Edward Swan II, Joseph L. Gabbard, Mike McGee, Jim Durbin, Tony King, "User-Centered Design and Evaluation of a Real-Time Battlefield Visualization Virtual Environment", Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality '99, March 13-17, Houston, Texas: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1999, pages 96-103. Winner of the "Best Paper" award at IEEE Virtual Reality '99.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, Kent Swartz, Kevin Richie, Deborah Hix, "Usability Evaluation Techniques: A Novel Method for Assessing the Usability of an Immersive Medical VE". Proceedings of Virtual Worlds and Simulation Conference (VWSIM'99), pages 165-170. 1999.
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Refereed Book Chapters

Deborah Hix & Joseph L. Gabbard, "Usability Engineering of Virtual Environments". Invited (but stringently refereed) chapter in Stanney, K. (Ed.), Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation and Applications, pages 681-699, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2002.
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Other Publications

Mark A. Livingston, J. Edward Swan II, Simon J. Julier, Yohan Baillot, Dennis Brown, Lawrence J. Rosenblum, Joseph L. Gabbard, Tobias H. Höllerer, Deborah Hix, "Evaluating System Capabilities and User Performance in the Battlefield Augmented Reality System", Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS '04), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, August 24-26, 2004.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, "Taxonomy of Usability Characteristics in Virtual Environments". Final Report to the Office of Naval Research. 1997.
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Joseph L. Gabbard, "Extracted Reference List from A Taxonomy of Usability Characteristics in Virtual Environments" 1997.
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Technical Reports

Joseph L. Gabbard & Deborah Hix, "Domminant Battlespace Command Usability Engineering FY 2001 Final Report", Systems Research Center Technical Report, September 2001.
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