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

Kevin Baker | MSc Computer Science (HCI), PEng

Kevin Baker studied at the University of Calgary, obtaining his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1994) and subsequently his Master of Science Degree in Computer Science with a focus on Human Computer Interaction and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2002). Kevin is also a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and member of several CADSI Operating Committees.

Over the past 20 years, Kevin has applied Human Factors Engineering, operational research, as well as modelling and simulation expertise to numerous commercial and defence projects. Specifically, he has managed multi-disciplinary teams responsible for engaging stakeholders for data collection, performing requirement development and specification, providing Human Factors design direction and support, as well as conducting user testing and evaluation for operator machine interfaces on a variety of complex systems.

Kevin has extensive experience designing and assessing workspace layout for both federal emergency and defence operation centers in order to maximize communication and collaboration between team members. Further, he has completed various training needs analyses which included characterizing the target population for whom the training program will be directed and generating task sequences to articulate the training objectives. On many occasions, Kevin has designed and executed user testing and field trials to ensure the system meets the human-centric requirements.

Recent Publications

Lamoureux, T.M, Baker, K., Banbury, S., Zobarich, R., and Appleton, A. (2010). Human Factors in the development of a naval command and control system. Presentation at the first Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) Human Factors in Complex Systems Conference. Ottawa, 23-24 November.

Baker, K., Pogue, C., Pagotto, J., and Greenley, M. (2006) Human Views: Addressing the Human Element of Capability-Based Decisions. Paper presented at the TTCP HSI Symposium, DSTO, Australia.

Baker, K., Greenberg, S. and Gutwin, C. (2002) Empirical development of a heuristic evaluation methodology for shared workspace groupware. Paper presented at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.

Baker, K., Greenberg, S. and Gutwin, C. (2001) Heuristic Evaluation of Groupware Based on the Mechanics of Collaboration. Paper presented at 8th IFIP Working Conference on Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'01).