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  • Mary Yovanoff, David Pepley, Katelin Mirkin, David Han, Jason Zachary Moore and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Personalized Learning in Medical Education: Designing a User Interface for a Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer for Central Venous Catheterization"
  • Xuan Zheng and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Risky Business: The Driving Factors of Creative Risk Taking Behaviors in Engineering Design Industry"
  • Hong-En Chen and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Can Wearable Sensors be Used to Capture Engineering Design Team Interactions? An Investigation into the reliability of Sociometric Badges."
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Cailyn Spencer, Kevin Lesniak, Conrad S Tucker and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Do Technological Advancements Lead to Learning Enhancements? An Exploration in Virtual Product Dissection."
  • Michael Barclift, Maria Nassiner, Timothy W Simpson and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Does Designing for Additive Manufacturing Help Us Be More Creative? An Exploration in Engineering Design Education"
  • Christine Toh, Elizabeth Starkey, Conrad S Tucker and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Mining for Creativity: Determining the Creativity of Ideas through Data Mining Techniques."
  • Christian Lopez, Xuan Zheng and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Linking Creativity Metrics to Product Market Favorability: A Data-Mining Approach"
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Christine Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "Abandoning Creativity: The evolution of creative ideas in engineering design course projects", Design Studies, 47
  • Mary Yovanoff, David Pepley, Katelin Mirkin, David Han, Jason Zachary Moore and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "Improving Medical Education: Simulating Changes in Patient Anatomy Using Dynamic Haptic Feedback"
  • Alex Mckay, Samuel T Hunter, Clayton Meisel, Scarlett Rae Miller and Elizabeth Starkey, 2016, "Harnessing the Power of Fixation for Design Creativity."
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Alex Mckay, Samuel T Hunter and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "Let’s get physical? The impact of dissection modality on engineering student design learning"
  • Xuan Zheng and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "How do I choose? The influence of concept selection methods on student team decision-making"
  • Christine Toh, Andrew Strohmetz and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "The preferences for creativity scale (PCS): identifying the underlying constructs of creative concept selection"
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Alex Mckay, Samuel T Hunter and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "Dissecting creativity: How dissection virtuality, analogical distance, and product complexity impact creativity and self-efficacy"
  • Christine Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2016, "The Preferences For Creativity Scale (PCS): Identifying The Underlying Factors That Impact Creative Concept Selection"
  • Katelin Mirkin, Inki Kim, David Pepley, Mary Yovanoff, Scarlett Rae Miller, Jason Zachary Moore and David Han, 2016, "Engineering a better simulator: A pilot study assessing a haptic robot as a training system for central venous catheter insertion"
  • David Pepley, Mary Yovanoff, Katelin Mirkin, Scarlett Rae Miller, David Han and Jason Zachary Moore, 2016, "A Virtual Reality Haptic Robotic Simulator for Central Venous Catheterization Training"
  • S. Adams and S. Miller, 2016, "The Scissor effect: Challenges and Response Strategies for Encouraging Moroccan Women to Pursue Engineering and Science Careers", Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering., 22, (3), pp. 33
  • C. Toh and S. Miller, 2016, "Choosing Creativity: The Role of Individual Risk and Ambiguity Aversion on Creative Concept Selection in Engineering Design.", Research in Engineering Design, 27, (3), pp. 195-219
  • C. A. Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "How Engineering Teams Select Design Concepts: A View Through the Lens of Creativity.", Design Studies, 38, (2015), pp. 111-138
  • C. Toh, Scarlett Rae Miller and Tim Simpson, 2015, "The Impact of Virtual Product Dissection Environments on Student Learning and Self-Efficacy.", Journal of Engineering Design, 26, (1-3), pp. 48-73
  • Christopher Gosnell and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "But is it Creative? Delineating the Impact of Expertise and Concept Ratings on Creative Concept Selection", Journal of Mechanical Design, 139, (2), pp. 021101-021101-11
  • Christine Toh, Arti Patel, Andrew Strohmetz and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "My idea is best! Ownership bias and its influence in engineering concept selection"
  • Christine Toh, Lisa Miele and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "Which one should I pick? Concept selection in engineering design industry."
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Christopher Gosnell and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "Implementing Creativity Evaluation Tools Into The Concept Selection Process In Engineering Education"
  • Inki Kim, Adam Gordon and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "Stochastic Event Detection In Needle-Tissue Interaction"
  • Jessica Menold, Lydia Weitzler, Yan Liu, Sven Bilén and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "Identifying End-User Requirements for Communication Systems in Disadvantaged Environments", IEEE, 2015, pp. 7
  • A. Weinert, P. Erickson, Paul Breimyer, Matt Sampari, Jason Huff, Carlos Parra and S. Miller, 2014, "Designing public safety mobile applications for disconnected, interrupted, and low bandwidth communication environments"
  • I. Kim, S. Miller and Andris Freivalds, 2014, "Using Learning Curves to Assess Resident Surgical Skill Acquisition: A Case Study of Ultra-Sound Guided Catheter Insertion.", pp. 5
  • C. Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2014, "The Impact of Example Modality and Physical Interactions on Design Creativity", Journal of Mechanical Design, 136, (9), pp. 091004-091014
  • S. R. Miller, B. P. Bailey and A. K. Kirlik, 2014, "Exploring the Utility of Bayesian Truth Serum for Assessing Design Knowledge", Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 29, pp. 487-515
  • C. Gosnell and S. Miller, 2014, "A Novel Method for Providing Global Assessments of Design Concepts Using Single-Word Adjectives and Semantic Similarity", pp. 10
  • J. Cho, S. Miller, T. Simpson and B. Shooter, 2014, "Effects of Over-the-Counter Medication Product Family Design On Knowledge Acquisition and Consumer Preferences"
  • I. Kim, S. Miller and A. Frievalds, 2014, "Motion Analysis As An Evaluation Framework for Eye-Hand Coordination: A Case Study in Ultrasound-Guided Catheter"
  • S. R. Miller and B. P. Bailey, 2014, "Searching for inspiration: An in-depth look at designers' example finding process"
  • C. Toh and S. Miller, 2014, "The Impact of Virtual Dissection on Engineering Student Learning and Self-efficacy", pp. 10
  • C. Toh and S. Miller, 2014, "The Role of Individual Risk Attitudes on the Selection of CreativeConcepts in Engineering Design"
  • C. Toh, S. R. Miller and K. Kremer, 2014, "The Impact of Team-Based Product Dissection on Design Novelty.", Journal of Mechanical Design, 136, (4), pp. 041004-041014
  • C. Toh, Scarlett Rae Miller and G. E. Okudan Kremer, 2013, "The Role of Personality and Team-based Product Dissection on Fixation Effects", Advances in Engineering Education, 3, (4), pp. 1-23
  • C. Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2013, "Exploring the utility of product dissection for early-phase idea generation", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Portland, OR, pp. 12
  • C. Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2013, "Product Dissection or Visual Inspection? The Impact of Designer-Product Interactions on Engineering Design Creativity", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Portland, OR, pp. 12
  • Scarlett Rae Miller, B. P. Bailey and A. Kirilk, 2012, "Towards the development of an objective assessment technique for use in engineering design education", ASEE 2012 Annual Conference, pp. 20
  • C. Toh, Scarlett Rae Miller and K. Gul, 2012, "Mitigating fixation effects in engineering design through product dissection activities", The 5th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, pp. 20
  • C. Toh, Scarlett Rae Miller and K. Gul, 2012, "Increasing novelty through product dissection activities in engineering design", 24th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Chicago, IL, pp. 10
  • S. R. Herring, P. Castillejos and M. S. Hallbeck, 2011, "User-centered Evaluation of Handle Shape and Size and Input Controls for a Neutron Detector", Applied Ergonomics, 42, (6), pp. 919-928
  • A. E. Abbas, S. Herring, J. D. Robins, K. Sims and C. Spetzler, 2011, "Peer-To-Peer Decision Training: Teaching Decision Skills to Troubled Teens", OR/MS Today, 38, (4), pp. 42-43
  • S. R. Herring, C. Poon, G. Balasi and B. P. Bailey, 2011, "Tweetspiration: Leveraging social media for design inspiration", 2011 Annual Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2311-2316
  • A. Abbas, Scarlett Rae Miller, M. Robbins, K. Simms and C. Spetzler, 2010, "Peer to peer decision training", Decision Analysis Today, 29, (3), pp. 25-26
  • S. R. Herring, A. Trejo and M. S. Hallbeck, 2010, "Evaluation of Four Cursor Control Devices During a Target Acquisition Task for Laparoscopic Tool Control", Applied Ergonomics, 41, (1), pp. 47-57
  • S. R. Herring and M. S. Hallbeck, 2010, "Conceptual Design of a Wearable Radiation Detector Alarm System: A Review of the Literature", Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Sciences, 11, (3), pp. 197-219
  • S. R. Herring, C. Chang, J. Krantzler and B. P. Bailey, 2009, "Getting inspired! understanding how and why examples are used in creative design practice", 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 87-96
  • S. R. Herring, B. Jones and B. P. Bailey, 2009, "Idea generation techniques among creative professionals", 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 1-10
  • S. R. Herring and M. S. Hallbeck, 2009, "Evaluation of a Two Cursor Control Device for Development of a Powered Laparoscopic Surgical Tool", Ergonomics, 52, (8), pp. 891-906
  • S. R. Herring, P. Castillejos and M. S. Hallbeck, 2008, "Improving neutron detection: Usability analysis of control mechanisms and control orientations for use in hand-held devices", Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
  • J. Crowe, P. Castillejos, S. R. Herring and M. S. Hallbeck, 2008, "Evaluation of input control type and screen view orientation for a hand-held neutron detector", Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
  • S. R. Herring and M. S. Hallbeck, 2007, "The Effects of Distance and Height on Maximal Isometric Push and Pull Strength with Reference to Manual Transmission Truck Drivers", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, (8), pp. 685-696
  • S. R. Herring, A. Trejo and M. S. Hallbeck, 2007, "Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - users' opinions", Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
  • V. Gnaneswaran, S. Herring, W. H. Ge, P. Catillejos and R. R. Bishu, 2007, "Ergonomic evaluation of writing instruments", Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
  • Christine Toh and Scarlett Rae Miller, , "Creativity in Design Teams: The Influence of Personality Traits and Risk Attitudes on Creative Concept Selection", Research in Engineering Design, 1, (2016), pp. 73-89
  • Christine Toh, Andrew Strohmetz and Scarlett Rae Miller, , "The Effects of Gender and Idea Goodness on Ownership Bias in Engineering Design Education", Journal of Mechanical Design, 138, (10)
 

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