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  • User Requirements Capture
  • User-Centered Design
  • Trials, Evaluation and Research
  • Selection and Training
  • Teamwork and Team Design
  • Knowledge Engineering

Andrea Scipione | MSc Human Factors, CHFP

Andrea Scipione received her B.Sc. in Kinesiology: Ergonomics Option from the University of Waterloo in 2000, and her M.Sc. in Human Factors from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2001. She is a Certified Human Factors Professional (Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics, USA).

Andrea has extensive experience as a Human Factors Technical Lead and Project Manager for several multidisciplinary project teams for a variety of defense (Army, Navy, Air Force), industry, nuclear, process control, transportation, manufacturing, and software projects over the past 17 years. Andrea has a range of Human Factors experience, including mission, function, task analysis, user requirements analysis, workspace/workstation design and layout, operating experience reviews, error analysis, traffic flow analysis, usability evaluations (web sites, software applications, products), interface and concept development of applications, design and execution of exercises and user trials (products and systems), task network modeling, workload prediction, and human performance measurement. Several of her projects have focused on the application of Human Factors to the analysis, development, design, certification, operation, and maintenance of human-machine systems.

Recent Publications


Rudin-Brown, C. M, Burns, P., Hagen, L., Roberts, S., Scipione, A. (2012). Behavioural adaptation as a consequence of extended use of low-speed backing aids. Advances in Traffic Psychology, Farnham: Ashgate, 2012.

Journal Articles

Rudin-Brown, C., Burns, P., Hagen, L., Roberts-Kelsey, S. & Scipione, A. (2010). Changes in observed driver behavior following extended use of in-vehicle backing aids. International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2010).

Hou, M., Hollands, J., Scipione, A., Magee, L. & Greenley, M. 2009. Comparative Evaluation of Display Technologies for Collaborative Design Review. PRESENCE: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments: 18(2), 125-138.

Rudin-Brown, C., Scipione, A., Armstrong, J., Lai, G., Salway, A. & Kumagai, J. 2008. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) Usability in School Buses and Passenger Vehicles . Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention: 9(5), 472-482.

Scipione, A., Armstrong, J., Lai, G., Salway, A., Kumagai, J. & Rudin-Brown, C. 2006. Usability Study of the Universal Anchorage System (UAS) for Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in School Buses and Passenger Vehicles . Proceedings from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting: San Francisco, California.

Hou, M., Magee, L. Barone, A. & Greenley, M. 2004. Comparison of Collaborative Display Technologies for Team Design Review. Proceedings from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rudin-Brown, C., Greenley, M., Barone, A., Armstrong, J., Salway, A., Norris, B., 2004. The design of child restraint system (CRS) labels and warnings affects overall CRS usability. Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention: 5(1), 8-17.

Barone, A. 2003. Comparative Evaluation of Collaborative Workspace Review Media . Association of Canadian Ergonomists 2003 Conference Proceedings.

Stedmon, A., Nichols, S., Patel, H., Barone, A., Wilson, J.R., 2002. A View of the Future? A Descriptive Taxonomy of Virtual Environments. Contemporary Ergonomics (Ed: T. Mc Cabe). London: Taylor & Francis.