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Cait Rizzardo

Cait Rizzardo

Research Scientist 

Cait Rizzardo provides expertise in the areas of human performance measurement, simulation-based training, team training, display design, and usability assessment. She has assisted with and led projects including: studying spatial knowledge acquisition while using a re-designed GPS display which resulted in an award-winning article in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; navigation in virtual environments; assessing performance in simulation-based training; after-action review augmentation; and 3D-environment display design.

Cait holds a PhD and MS in Human Factors/Industrial and Organizational from Wright State University, and a BA in Psychology from Hollins University. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlanrizzardo


Notable Publications

Winner, J., Hodge, D., Malek, D., Rizzardo, C. A., & Krumholtz, V. (2018). A systematic approach for human patient simulation assessment. In Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2018). Orlando, FL.

Wilson, C., Hopson, L., Wade, A., & Rizzardo, C. A. (2017). JTAC/JFO team training effectiveness in a simulation-based environment. In Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2017). Orlando, FL.

Rizzardo, C. A., Colle, H. A., McGregor, E. A., & Wylie, D. (2013). Using a single map display both for navigational planning and for turn-by-turn vehicle guidance: Configural spatial knowledge acquisition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19(4), 301-319. doi: 10.1037/a0034622.

Rizzardo, C. A., & Colle, H. A. (2013). Dual-coded advisory turn indicators for GPS navigational guidance of surface vehicles: Effects of map orientation. Human Factors, 55(5), 935-945. doi: 10.1177/0018720813478017.

Rizzardo, C. A., & Colle, H. A. (2013). Developing advanced GPS navigational system designs: Sufficient simulations. In Narayanan, S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th IFAC,IFIP,IFORS,IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (pp. 363-367), Las Vegas, Nevada.

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