Doug Gillan

Aug 2, 2018  |  NC State News

Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.

Oct 23, 2017  |  NC State News

Changes in Perspective May Affect How Useful Drones Really Are

A recent study from NC State psychologists finds users have trouble utilizing images from drones to find the position of objects on the ground.

Oct 17, 2017  |  NC State News

Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices

A new study from NC State psychologists finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency — or time lag — inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools.

Sep 15, 2017  |  The Atlantic

Scientists Don’t Want You to Call Cassini’s End a ‘Suicide’

NC State psychology professor Doug Gillan, who studies human interaction with technology, calls a suicide-related description of  the Cassini spacecraft a bad analogy.

Apr 7, 2017  |  The Atlantic

How to Mourn a Space Robot

Doug Gillan, a psychology professor at North Carolina State University who studies human interaction with technology, makes sense of the emotion surrounding NASA's Cassini probe. The probe is ending its 13-year mission to Saturn, triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers and an adoring public.