2019-10-22 Exploring Human Factors in Aviation and Beyond

It’s field trip day! Join us at our next event, which will take us to Carleton University’s Advanced Cognitive Engineering (ACE) Laboratory. The ACE Lab is associated with the Visualization and Simulation (VSIM) Centre and houses large-scale flight simulators, as well as an impressive array of fundamental simulation tools and technologies including motion platforms, motion cueing seats, and high fidelity flight control systems (https://carleton.ca/ace/). During our visit, we will tour the lab, hear about exciting research, and have a chance to try out some of the virtual simulators. (Note: Taking pictures or videos in the lab is prohibited)

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Doors open at 6:00 pm; tour begins at 6:30 pm .

Doors open at 6:00 pm; tour begins at 6:30 pm .

PLACE: Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, VSIM Building (Building entrance facing parking lot P1) https://carleton.ca/campus/map/#VS

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aPBdQXchMCd6x6Nc9

Registration is required: 10$ (limited number of tickets): Register NOW!

Food and refreshments will be provided.


Chris Herdman has been on the faculty at Carleton University since 1988 where he is currently a Full Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology, as well as the Scientific Director of Carleton University’s Centre for Visualization, Simulation and Modelling (VSIM). Furthermore, Dr. Herdman is the Head of the Advanced Cognitive Engineering (ACE) lab. His research is focused on the discovery and application of fundamental principles of human perception and cognition to the design, test and implementation of human-in-the-loop systems. Dr. Herdman’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and his team at the VSIM Centre includes 80+ graduate students and 20 faculty from the human sciences, engineering and computer science.

Your Host

Anna-Lena Theus is a PhD student in the Department of Communications and Media Studies at Carleton University, and holds a MA in Human-Computer Interaction. Her research focuses on informing the development process of smart-city technologies through user-centred design approaches, as well as on social implications of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. Prior to her academic life, Anna lived in Germany where she was a sales and marketing professional at an international publishing company. Reach out to Anna @annalenatheus or via www.linkedin.com/in/annalenatheus.


Parking is available for a fee on Lot P1 (on Library Road, in front of VSIM building; https://carleton.ca/campus/map/#VS )

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aPBdQXchMCd6x6Nc9

If arriving via Bronson, enter Campus Avenue at the intersection of Bronson Ave and Sunnyside Ave. Continue on Campus Avenue until you reach the stop sign. Turn left and follow the one-way street until you reach the next street intersection, there turn right onto Library Road. Follow Library Road to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill, turn left at the stop sign into parking lot 1 (P1)

If arriving via Colonel By Drive, enter campus at the intersection of Colonel By Drive and University Drive. Take the first left, continue up the hill. Turn right into parking lot 1 (P1) at the stop sign.

About CapCHI

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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