Publications

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Book

Pak, R., & McLaughlin, A. C. (2010).  Designing Displays for Older Adults.  Boca Raton: CRC Press.  Available at CRC Press or at Amazon.

Papers & Book Chapters

Price, M.M., & Pak, R. (accepted). Complex decision support for older adults: Effects of information visualization on decision performance. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics: Special Issues on Healthcare Information Technology and Ergonomics.

Pak, R., Fink, N., Price, M., Bass, B., & Sturre, L. (2012). Decision support aids with anthropomorphic characteristics influence trust and performance in younger and older adults. Ergonomics.

Price, M.M., Pak, R., Müller, H., & Stronge, A. (2012). Older adult’s perceptions of usefulness of personal health records. Universal Access in the Information Society.

Sack, O., Pak, R., & Ziefle, M. (2011). Older Adults’ Perception of Costs and Benefits of Web-Based and Mobile PHR Technologies: A Focus Group Approach. Information Quality in e-Health., 7058, 707-710.

Featherman, M., Wright, R. T., Thatcher, J., Zimmer, J. C., and Pak, R. (2011). The Influence of Interactivity on E-service Offerings: An Empirical Examination of Benefits and Risks. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (3) 1, pp. 1-25.

Pak, R., Fink, N., Price, M., & Battisto. (2011). Two case studies in human factors and healthcare.   In M. Ziefle & C. Rocker (Eds.), Human Centered Design of E-Health Technologies (272-295). Hershey: IGI Global.

Fink, N., Pak, R., & Battisto, D. (2010). Developing a usability evaluation tool to assess the patient room bathroom. Health Environments Research and Design Journal., 3(3), 22-41.

Battisto, D. B., Pak, R., Vander Wood, M. A., & Pilcher, J. J. (2009). Using a task analysis to describe nursing work in acute care patient environments. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(12), 537-547.

Pak, R., Price, M. M., & Thatcher, J. (2009). Age-sensitive design of online health information. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Hickman, J. M., Caine, K. E., Pak. R., Stronge, A. J., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2009).  What factors lead to healthcare miscommunications with older patients? Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 2(2), 103-118.

Pak, R., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2008). The role of spatial abilities and age in performance in an auditory computer navigation task. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 3045-3051.

Pak, R.,& Price, M. M. (2008). Designing an information search interface for younger and older adults. Human Factors, 50, 614-628.

Caine, K. E., Hickman, J.M, Stronge, A. J., Pak, R., (2008).  Steps to effective communication with your health care provider. Signpost: Journal of Dementia and Mental Health Care for Older People, 13 (2), 18-20.

Pak, R., Pautz, S., & Iden, R. (2007). Information organization and retrieval: An assessment of taxonomical and tagging systems. Cognitive Technology, 12(1), 31-44.

Rogers, W. A., Pak, R., Fisk, A. D. (2007).Applied cognitive psychology in the context of everyday living. In F. T. Durso, R. S. Nickerson, S. T. Dumais, S. Lewandowsky, & T. Perfect (Eds.), Handbook of applied cognition (2nd ed.).Chichester: Wiley.

Pak, R., Rogers, W. A., Fisk, A. F. (2006). Spatial ability sub-factors and their influences on a computer-based information search task. Human Factors, 48, 154-165.

Rogers, W. A., Fisk, A. D., McLaughlin, A. C., & Pak, R. (2005). Touch a screen or turn a knob: Choosing the best device for the job. Human Factors, 47, 271-288.

Rogers, W. A., Campbell, R. H., & Pak, R. (2001). A systems approach for training older adults to use technology. In N. Charness, D. C. Park, and B. A. Sabel (Eds.), Communication, technology, and aging: Opportunities and challenges for the future (pp. 187-208). New York: Springer.

Blanchard-Fields, F., Hertzog, C., Stein, R., and Pak, R. (2001). Beyond stereotyped predictors of traditional family values. Psychology and Aging, 16(3), 483-496.

Salthouse, T. A., Toth, J. P., Daniels, K., Parks, C., Pak, R., Wolbrette, M., and Hocking, K. J. (2000). Effects of aging on efficiency of task switching in a variant of the trail making test. Neuropsychology, 14(1), 102-111.

Conference Proceedings, Posters & Presentations

Bass, B. M., & Pak, R. (2012). Faces as Ambient Displays: Assessing the attention-demanding characteristics of facial expressions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 2142–2146.

Fink, N., Goodwin, M., Jewell, N., Kohn, S., & Pak, R. (2012). Examining the Picture Superiority Effect in Prospective Memory, Including the Factors of Age and Attention Load. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 2157–2161.

Fink, N., Goodwin, M., Kohn, S., Wideman, R., Price, M. M., & Pak, R. (2012). How is Prospective Memory Used to Complete Instrumental Activities of Daily Living? Examining the Topic Through Focus Groups with Older Adults: Pilot Results. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 2137–2141.

Kohn, S. C., Fink, N. P., Pak, R., & McLaughlin, A. C. (2012). Examining the Effects of Cue Valence and Attention Load on Prospective Memory. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 2152–2156.

Mendel, J., Pak, R., & Drum, J. E. (2011). Designing for Consistency. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 55(1), 2000–2004.

Bass, B., Fink, N., Price, M., Sturre, L., Hentschel, E., & Pak, R. (2011) How does anthropomorphism affect user’s trust, compliance, and performance on a decision making automation task? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Fink, N., Pak, R., Bass, B., Johnston, M., & Battisto, D. (2010) A Survey of nurses self-reported prospective memory tasks: What must they remember and what do they forget? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Fink, N., & Pak, R. (2010). Designing a comprehensive prospective memory aid for older adults. Poster presented at the 2010 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Price, M. M. & Pak, R. (2010). Information visualizations as complex decision support systems. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54, 1966-1970.

Fink, N. & Pak, R. (2009). Prospective memory in the nursing environment: Effects of type of prospective task and prospective load. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Price, M., Breedlove, J., Pak, R., Mueller, H., & Stronge, A.  (2009, October).  Examining Non-Critical Health Information Seeking: A needs analysis for Personal Health Records. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Mendel, J., & Pak, R. (2009, October). The effect of interface consistency and cognitive load on user performance in an information search task. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Fink, N., Pak, R., & Battisto, D.  (2009, Octotber).  Prospective memory in the nursing environment.  Effects of type of prospective task and prospective load. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Fink, N., Pak, R., & Battisto, D. (2009, May).  Developing a usability evaluation tool to assess the patient room bathroom.  Presented at Research Day: Innovation in Design and Management of Healthcare Facilities and Healthy Environments. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Pak, R., Fink, N., Battisto, D., Allison, D.  (2009, May).  Assessing nursing workload in a redesigned patient headwall for acute care environments.  Presented at Research Day: Innovation in Design and Management of Healthcare Facilities and Healthy Environments. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

McClain, M, Price, M., Pak, R.  (2008, April).  The Effect of Information Organization, Cognitive Abilities, and Age of Formation of a System Representation. Poster presented at the biannual Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Davies, L., & Pak, R. (2008). The effect of information organization and age on search strategies. Poster presented at the REU/Conference on Applied Psychology, Clemson, SC.

Pautz, S., Price, M. & Pak, R.  (2007, September).  Accommodating age-related differences in a computer-based information search task. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.

Pak, R.  (2007, August).  Cortical magnification reduces some functional field of view decline in older adults.  Presented at the Annual American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Pak, R., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D.  (2006, October).  Aging and visual attention:  The effect of perceptual load on dual-task performance.  Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Iden, R. & Pak, R.  (2006, October). Performance-based evaluation of two information-organization methods:  Tagging and taxonomy. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Hickman, J. M., Caine, K., Stronge, A. J., Pak, R., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D.  (2006, October). Doctor-patient communication II:  Guidelines for improvements.  Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Hickman, J. M., Stronge, A. J., Pak, R., Caine, K., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D.  (2006, April).  Doctor-patient communication I:  Exploring the nature of communication problems for an older population. Poster presented at the Eleventh Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Pak, R., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (April 2006).  A signal detection analysis of perceptual load, aging, and the functional field of view.  Poster presented at the Eleventh Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.