Articles by Caroline Clarke Hayes

Dr. Hayes is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her research goals are to understand how to design effective systems for people and technology so we may live more harmoniously with our technological creations. She earned her PhD in 1990 in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Creating Effective Decision Aids for Complex Tasks

Abstract Engineering design tasks require designers to continually compare, weigh, and choose among many complex alternatives. The quality of these selection decisions directly impacts the quality, cost, and safety of the final product. Because of the high degree of uncertainty in predicting the performance of alternatives while they are still just sketches on the drawing […] [Read More]