Task Load Manipulation with MATB-II


A report on this work was submitted to the Langley Aerospace Summer Scholars Program, and to the System-wide Safety and Assurance Technologies Project on August 2014.

The Effect of Task Prioritization and Task Demand on Human Performance

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 Kevin Jackson

Old Dominion University

Yamira Santiago-Espada and Chad Stephens

Research Directorate, Safety-Critical Avionics Systems Branch and Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch

The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of task prioritization and task demand on human performance using the NASA LARC Multi-Attribute Task Battery II (MATB-II).

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Lesson Plan on MATB-II

Distracted Driving: Exploring Data Analysis Using Multi-Attribute Task Battery-II (MATB-II)

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Authors: Javornda Ashton and Gliziel Gonzales, Northumberland High School, Northumberland County, VA.

This lesson focuses on Data analysis using the Multi Attribute Task Battery II (MATB-II) synthetic battery. The software will be used to simulate the effect of being distracted while driving.

This lesson plan has not been verified for accuracy and correctness. NASA shall be neither liable nor responsible for updating this lesson plan, nor for correction of any errors on it.

This lesson plan was recorded at the Digital Learning Studio of NASA Langley Research Center as part of the 2012 NASA’s Simulation-Based Engineering and Science Teacher Professional Development Program.

The MATB Team appreciates  Behzad Raiszadeh for letting the teachers use MATB-II as part of the Lesson Plan Development.

Teachers Javornda Ashton and Gliziel Gonzalez, with Marilé Colón Robles

In the picture: Marilé Colón helped the teachers Javornda Asthon and Gliziel Gonzales during the filming of the lesson delivery.

Students will work collaboratively and each individual student in the group will perform the MATB  synthetic environment for two trials. One trial using  MATB only and a second trial operating MATB  while simultaneously texting. Continue reading Lesson Plan on MATB-II