Making Things Usable


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Nov 2019

HSI® wins contract to support research about how human factors shape military operations

Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 2019 – HSI® has been awarded a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre (DRDC TRC) for support in Information Operations, Intelligence and Cyber research. The human aspect of military operations is shaped by many things. Culture, comprehension, and motivation all affect...

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Nov 2019

HSI® wins Innovation Solutions Canada contract for Firefighter R&D

Guelph, Ontario, Canada, November 2019 — For improved firefighter situational awareness, HSI® has been awarded an Innovative Solutions Canada Phase 1 (Proof of Concept) contract of $200,000 in response to an innovation challenge developed and funded by the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) administered by Defence Research and Development...

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Sep 2019

HumanSystems® wins contract with Ontario’s IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) to support major control room refurbishment

GUELPH, Ontario, Canada, September, 2019 – HSI® (HumanSystems® Incorporated) continues to expand into the electrical utility market with a new contract to help Ontario’s IESO upgrade its control-room workstations and displays. The IESO is the Crown Corporation responsible for managing the electricity market and the day-to-day supply of electricity in...

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Measuring Training Effectiveness

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Aug 2017

Measuring Training Effectiveness

Training is an essential part of everyday life. From the day we are born, to our first day of school, first job, and current job, we have received training at every step. In today’s fast-paced environment companies have recognized the need to keep their employees trained. That is why in...

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6 Reasons Why Interactive Narrative Learning Is An Effective eLearning Strategy

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Aug 2017

6 Reasons Why Interactive Narrative Learning Is An Effective eLearning Strategy

  In this article, Michael Thomson, senior consultant at HSI®, describes the benefits of using an interactive narrative learning strategy for eLearning design and development. An interactive narrative essentially provides a conceptual framework, context, and agency, while increasing immersion, invoking emotion, making eLearning memorable. What Is Interactive Narrative Learning And Why...

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Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

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May 2017

Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

How HSI® helped Pacific Gas and Electric develop a strategy to maintain workers’ skills. The Need: Across North America, organisations of all kinds invest billions in skills training.  Depending on the frequency of use and other causes, inevitably – and predictably – these skills fade.  So yet more is spent...

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Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

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May 2016

Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

Researching, developing, and understanding soldier systems (i.e., clothing, equipment, weapons, and tasks) is very challenging. For example, the successful integration of new components requires an intimate knowledge of many variables and complex relationships between data sets. HSI®, with funding from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), investigated this issue and...

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Motion Capture for Effective Digital Human Models

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Nov 2015

Motion Capture for Effective Digital Human Models

Motion capture technology has come a long way over the years with improvements in accuracy, capture frequency, accessibility, and affordability. Accompanying these improvements has been a growth in applications, including use of motion capture as a supplement to digital human models. Motion capture technology by definition is any device that...

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