Technical service highlights
We collaborate with industry and government to improve the way humans interact with computers, or with other humans through computers. Our expertise includes the safety, performance, and overall user experience of systems involving digital technologies such as computers and mobile devices.
We also conduct foundational research, independently or in collaboration with academia, to explore new ways of using digital technologies to improve the performance and safety of human‑machine systems while advancing the science that underlies them.
What we offer
Based within the NRC's Digital Technologies Research Centre, the team's core competencies include:
- establishment of user and system requirements
- workflow analysis
- user interface design
- user experience
- usability testing
- prototype evaluation
- technology adoption research
- virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (XR)
- psychology and cognition
We apply our expertise to:
- learning systems: massive open online course systems (MOOCS) and personal learning environments
- adaptive training simulators: marine navigation for the Navy
- workforce management: Treasury Board candidate recommendation system
Why work with us
Our team of multidisciplinary experts based in NRC locations across Canada can provide valuable advice and help you develop new technologies to optimize human‑computer interaction in your learning systems, training simulators, and workforce management tools.
If you're interested in optimizing the human factors of your human‑machine systems, contact our experts today!
- A Review of the Role of Explanations for User Acceptance in Black Box Systems
- A Review of Personal Profile Features in Personalized Learning Systems
- A Multi-Role Reconfigurable Trainer for Naval Combat Information Operators
- Emerging Technologies and Learning Innovation in the New Learning Ecosystem
- Supporting Trust and Engagement in Personalized Learning