THE HUMAN CENTERED SYSTEMS LABORATORY

The mission of Human Centered Systems Laboratory is to improve the design of human-computer systems. Our goal is to enable people to use these systems to carry out their activities productively. To achieve this, we focus on understanding the users and their tasks and making use of technology to meet users’ needs.

Funded by various federal and private sources, we apply user-centered design methodologies to develop and refine human-computer systems for a variety of applications within the production and service sectors, including information and knowledge management, collaborative engineering design, quality and process improvement, and education and training. Deliverables from the research are used to provide client-specific solutions and are also integrated into the classroom to enhance the student experience.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

110 Freeman Hall  
Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University  Clemson SC 29634
kmadath@clemson.edu | (864) 656-0856

PEOPLE

Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil, Assistant Professor

326 Fluor Daniel Building

Phone: (864) 656-0856
Fax: (864) 656-0795
Email: kmadath@clemson.edu

Personal Web Page:  http://www.kapilcm.com

Sruthy Agnisarman
PhD Student

Shraddha Narasimha
MS Student

RESEARCH

HEALTHCARE HUMAN FACTORS

Design and development of computer-based tools to enhance healthcare delivery. Integrating anecdotal information with public reports of healthcare quality. Usability of healthcare systems.

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Efficacy of virtual worlds for synchronous remote usability testing. Use of virtual environments for team building and team work. Use of 3D virtual world meeting spaces for collaborative product development.

CASUALTY RISK MONITORS

Wearable sensors for mitigating
casualty risk.

PROJECTS

Home-based Telemedicine Systems

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Virtual Reality Environments for Enhancing Procedural Knowledge

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Virtual Reality Environments for Risk Engineering

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Virtual Reality Environments to aid  in Visual Inspection

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PUBLICATIONS

Chalil Madathil, K., Rodriguez, A. J., Greenstein, J. S. & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2014). Healthcare Information on YouTube: A Systematic Review. Health Informatics Journal.

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Obeid, J., Greenstein, J. S., Sanderson, I. C., Fryar, K., … & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2013). An Investigation of the Efficacy of Electronic Consenting Interfaces of Research Permissions Management System in a Hospital Setting. International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Devaraj, S., Alfred, M., Chalil Madathil, K., & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2015). An Investigation of the Factors that Predict an Internet User’s Perception of Anonymity on the Web. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust (pp. 311-322). Springer International Publishing.

Bertrand, J., Brickler, D., Babu, S.,Chalil Madathil, K., Zelaya, M., Wang, T., Wagner, J. Gramopadhye, A. K. Luo, J. (2014, September). The Role of Dimensional Symmetry on Bimanual Psychomotor Skills Education in Immersive Virtual Environments. In  Virtual Reality Conference, 2015, IEEE VR 2015, Provence, France.

Chalil Madathil, K., Greenstein, J. S. & Koikkara, R. (2014, September). An Investigation of the Factors that Predict a Healthcare Consumer’s Use of Anecdotal Information Available on the Internet. In Proceedings of the 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting (Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 604-608), Chicago, IL.

Gramopadhye, N., Chalil Madathil, K., Bertrand, J., & Blair, C. S. (2014, September). An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Navigational Aids in a Virtual Environment. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 1949-1953). SAGE Publications.

Parmar, D., Bertrand, J., Shannon, B., Babu, S. V., Chalil Madathil, K., Zelaya, M., … & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2014, March). Interactive breadboard activity simulation (IBAS) for psychomotor skills education in electrical circuitry. In Proceedings of the 2014  IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI),(pp. 181-182). IEEE.

Fraune, M., Juang, K., Greenstein, J. S., Chalil Madathil, K., & Koikkara, R. (2013). Employing User-Created Pictures to Enhance the Recall of System-Generated Mnemonic Phrases and Security of Passwords. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.[Best Paper Nominee, HFES Computer Systems Technical Group]

Chalil Madathil, K., Greenstein, J. S., Neyens, D. M., Juang, K. & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2013). An Investigation of the Informational Needs of Ovarian Cancer Patients and Their Supporters. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s International Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Obeid, J., Gerken, K., Chalil Madathil, K., Rugg, D., Alstad, C., Fryar, K., Alexander, R., Gramopadhye, A. K., Moskowitz, J., Sanderson, I.C. (2013). Development of an Electronic Research Permissions Management System to Enhance Informed Consents and Capture Research Authorizations Data.In Proceedings of the AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit, San Francisco, CA. [Distinguished Paper Nominee, AMIA 2013 Joint Summits]

Koikkara, R., Chalil Madathil, K., Fryar,K., Moskowitz, J., Sanderson, I., Greenstein, J.S, Gramopadhye, A. K. (2012). Human Factors Applied to the Development of a State-wide Electronic Consenting System: A Healthcare Information Technology Case Study. In  Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, San Francisco, CA.

Wismer, A., Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Juang, K., & Greenstein, J. S. (2012). Evaluating the Usability of CAPTCHAs on a Mobile device with Voice and Touch Input. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Dorlette-Paul, M., Ranganayakulu, S., Gramopadhye, A. K., & Greenstein, J. S. (2012). An Investigation of Format Modifications on the Comprehension of Information in Consent Form when Presented on Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of  the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Gramopadhye, A. K.,& Chalil Madathil, K. (2012). The Application of Advanced Technology to Education: The Aviation Inspection Example. In  Proceedings of the 15th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, Napoli, Italy. [Best Paper Award] [Best Software System Award]

Chalil Madathil, K., Huang Y., Koikkara, R. & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2012). Process Flow Development for a State-wide Research Permissions Management System. In  Proceedings of the ISERC 2012: Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Gramopadhye, A. K., & Greenstein, J. S. (2011). An Empirical Study of the Usability of Consenting Systems: iPad, Touchscreen and Paper-based Systems. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Chalil Madathil, K. & Greenstein, J. S. (2011). Synchronous Remote Usability Testing : A New Approach Facilitated by Virtual Worlds. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada. [ACM-SIGCHI Best Paper Nominee] [Top 5% of the papers]

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Gramopadhye, A. K., &  Fryar, K. (2011). An Analysis of the General Consenting Process in an Emergency Department at a Major Hospital: Challenges for Migrating to an Electronic Health Record. In Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV.

Mitchell, K. A., Greenstein, J. S., & Chalil Madathil, K. (2011). An Investigation of the Usability of Text-based and Image-based CAPTCHAs on Desktop and Tablet Computers. In Proceedings of the Usability Professionals’ Association International Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA.

Chalil Madathil, K., Alapatt, G. F., & Greenstein, J. S. (2010, September). An Investigation of the Usability of Image-based CAPTCHAs. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 54, No. 16, pp. 1249-1253). SAGE Publications.

Taaffe, K., Shappell, S., Stringfellow, P., Greenstein, J., Garrett, S., Chalil Madathil, K., & Gramopadhye, A. (2010). A Systems Engineering Approach to Improve Healthcare Quality. In Advances in human factors and ergonomics in healthcare (pp. 124-137) CRC Press.

Chalil Madathil, K., Vembar, D., Gramopadhye, A. K., & Rupasinghe, T. (2010). Hierarchical Task Analysis of Eddyscope Operation for Developing a Virtual Training Tool. In Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Chalil Madathil, K., Koikkara, R., Gramopadhye, A. K. & Greenstein, J. S. (2012). An Investigation of the Effect of Format Modifications on the Comprehension of Information in Consent When Presented on Mobile Devices. Poster Presented at the 9th Industrial Engineering Research Poster Competition, Clemson University, April 12 – 15.

JOIN US

Clemson Graduate Students :
If you have already been admitted to the Clemson graduate program, please contact Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil.

Clemson Undergraduate Students:
Please contact Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil

Prospective Students:
If you are not at Clemson University  and are interested in human-computer interaction at Clemson, you can learn more by following the links below:

  • Graduate programs in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors)
  • Graduate programs in Applied Human Factors Psychology
  • Graduate programs in Human-Centered Computing
  • Graduate programs in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design

Recommended Courses:
The following courses are recommended for graduate students in the Human-Centered Systems Laboratory.

  • Human Factors Engineering (IE 8000)
  • Design and Analysis of Human-Machine Systems (IE 8010)
  • Design of Human-Computer Systems (IE 8020)
  • Research Design 1 (PSYCH 8100)
  • Research Design 2 (PSYCH 8110)
  • Usability and Crew Evaluation (PSYCH 8400)
  • Introduction to Healthcare Systems Engineering (IE 6300)
  • Fundamentals of Human-Centered Computing (HCC 8310)
  • Research Design 3 (PSYCH 8130)
  • Statistical Methods I (EXST 8010)