Psychometrix performs research and offers consulting and training in the
following areas:


Consulting & Research

Affective Gaming (see also

•  Principles of designing affect-sensitive and affect-centered serious games

•  Applications of affective computing to affective game design & development

•  Affective game engines

Computational Emotion Research

•  Process and black-box models of cognitive appraisal and affective biases
on decision-making

•  Models of decision-making, decision biases and individual differences

Cognitive-Affective Engineering

•  Cognitive-affective personality task analysis

•  Guidelines for integrating emotions into decision-support systems

•  Affective human-computer interaction

•  Affect-Adaptive User Interfaces

Knowledge Elicitation / Cognitive Task Analysis for Modeling and Expert Systems

•  Direct knowledge elicitation and acquisition techniques

•  Indirect knowledge elicitation techniques focusing on implicit knowledge

•  Cognitive task analysis with emphasis on effects of emotions and personality traits

Visualization and GUI Design

Model-Based Reasoning and Decision-Support Systems


Short Courses and Seminars Offered

Affective Computing & Affective Gaming - Relevance of affective computing methods and theory to the design of affective games. Emphasis on serious gaming for education and training and the modeling of emotions in non-playing game characters.

Affective Computing - Overview includes background information about emotion research in psychology and neuroscience, emotion sensing and recognition, emotion modeling, emotion expression in virtual agents

Affective Modeling - Overview of alternative approaches to integrating emotions in cognitive architectures, includes representational and inferencing requirements for modeling cognitive appraisal and the effects of emotions on perception and cognition

Emotion Research in Psychology - Overview of terminology, empirical data and existing theories of appraisal, affective biases, and cognitive-affective interactions in decision-making.

Visual Displays - Principles of visualization and user interface design.

Knowledge Elicitation and Cognitive Task Analysis - Overview of knowledge elicitation and cognitive task analysis methods used to develop cognitive models and expert systems. Emphasis on indirect knowledge elicitation techniques aimed at capturing implicit knowledge, and cognitive affective personality task analysis focusing on the effects of emotions and personality traits on cognition.

Model-Based Reasoning and Expert Systems