Dr. Joe Gabbard

Dr. Joe Gabbard

Contact

Director
Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Email:  jgabbard@vt.edu
Phone:  (540) 231-3559
Personal Website:  www.COgentLab.com

Research

My work centers on human factors and human-computer interaction; specifically perceptual and cognitive issues related to user experience and usability engineering of novel user interfaces including 3D visualization and interaction in augmented and virtual environments, multimodal interactive systems, and visualizations for life sciences. I have been a pioneer in usability engineering with respect to applying and creating methods for new interactive systems for more than 19 years. I have conducted numerous user-studies in augmented reality examining human performance and safety in applied (usability engineering) and basic science domains (color perception, occlusion, depth perception). I was the lead user experience engineer of one of the first mobile head-worn AR systems (the Battlefield Augmented Reality System). More recently, I have been focusing my research on human performance, natural user interaction, situational awareness and safety associated with AR displays in transportation, military, manufacturing, building & construction domains.  

Projects

All that the light touches

Selected Publications

Note, for a completel list, see COGENT Publications