College of Arts & Sciences Psychology

Frank Schieber

Frank Schieber
Professor
Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
USD South Dakota Union 303B
Phone: 605-677-5295
Teaching Interests:
visual science; sensory processes; human factors engineering; computational psychology; aging and ergonomics; transportation ergonomics
Research Interests:
vision, aging, driving, environmental and product design & evaluation
Education:
  • Ph D, Experimental Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1985
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1980
  • BS, Psychology, St. Joseph's College, 1976
Grants:
  • Renovation of the South Dakota Union Building for Human Factors Research and Research Training, National Science Foundation, (1994)
Presentations:
  • Visser, J. J., Willan, N., Gilland, J., Schieber, F. Fluorscent colors don?t grab your attention; They merely „guide? it. II. Converging eveidence from an eye movement study. Presented at the 4th Biennial North Dakota/South Sakota Joint EPSCoR Conference, Fargo, ND.
  • Schieber, F. (2009, April). Aging, eye scanning behavior and driving future vehicles. Presented at the M-CASTL Tranportation Research and Education Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schieber, F., Gilland, J. (2008, September). Visual entropy metric reveals differences in drivers' eye gaze complexity across variations in age and subsidiary task load. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, New York, NY.
  • Schieber, F., Holtz, A., Schlorholtz, B., McCall, R. (2008, September). Analysis of visual demands of in-vehicle displays reveals and age-related difference in time needed to reallocate attention to the road. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, New York, NY.
  • Schieber, F. (2006). Time and distance requirements for reading highway signs at night: A real-wor eye tracking study. Presented at the Human Factors Group, Clemson, SC.
  • Schieber, F., Willan, N., Schlorholtz, B. (2006, October). Fluorescent colored stimuli automatically attract visual attention: An eye movement study. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Schlorholtz, B., Schieber, F. (2006, October). Assessment of age difference in ental workload while driving using verbal versus visual-spatial subsidiary tasks. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Schieber, F., Burns, D., Myers, J., Gilland, J., Willan, N. (2005). Driver eye scan patterns and the legibilit of highway signs at night. Presented at the 13th European Conference on Eye Movements, Berne, Switzerland.
  • Schieber, F. (2005). Eye gaze behavior while reading highway signs: Effects of sign reflectance, driver age and environmental setting. Presented at the Department of Psychology, Alberta, Canada.
  • Schieber, F., Gilland, G. (2005). Age Difference in the Useful Field of View during Real-World Driving. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Orlando, FL.
  • Schieber, F. (2005). Effects of Driving Spee and Sign Reflectance on Nighttime Highway Sign Legibility Distance and Reading Time Requirements. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Orlando, FL.
  • Schieber, F. (2005). Highway sign legibility under static versus dynamic viewing conditions. Presented at the Transportation Research Board's 17th Biennial Symposium on Visibility and Traffic Control Devices, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F., Gilland, J. (2005, March). Assessment of the Useful Field of View while driving: Do older drivers suffer from tunnel vision. Presented at the Department of Psychology, Alberta, Canada.
  • Schieber, F., Burns, D. M., Meyers, J., Willan, N., Gilland, J. (2004, July). Driver eye fixation and reading patterns while using highway signs under dynamic nighttime driving conditions: Effects of age, sign luminance and environmental demand. Presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (2004, July). Nighttime Visual Information Requirements.. Presented at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?s Workshop on Headlamp Safety Metrics: Balancing Visibility and Glare, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (2002). Attentional versus search conspicuity of fluorescent colored highway. Presented at the TRB/National Academies of Science Biennial Visibility Symposium, Iowa City, IA.
  • Schieber, F., Larsen, J., Jurgensen, J., Warren, K., Eich, G. (2001). Fluorescent colored highway signs don't 'grab' attention; They 'guide' it. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F. (2001). Modeling the appearance of fluorescent colors. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F. (2001, April). Attentional conspicuity of fluorescent colored highway signs. Presented at the Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (2001, March). Fluorescent color appearance and the attentional conspicuity of fluorescent. Presented at the Center for Cognitive Sciences, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F. (2001, January). The psychology of fluorescent colors. Presented at the Traffic Control Materials Division, 3M Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F., Holtz, A., Myers, J. (2000, August). Age-differences in the visual information processing demands of vehicle instrument panel interfaces. Presented at the Joint Meeting of the International Ergonomics Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, San Deigo, CA.
  • Schieber, F., Werner, K. J., Larsen, J. M. (2000, August). Real-time assessment of secondary task intrusiveness upon real-world driver steering performance using a fiber-optic laser gyroscope. Presented at the Joint Meeting of the International Ergonomics Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Schieber, F. (2000, May). Daytime visibility benefits of fluorescent highway sign materials: data and a proposed theoretical mechanism. Presented at the TRB/National Academy of Science's Biennial Symposium on Visibility, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (2000, May). Daytime running lights as sources of disability and discomfort glare. Presented at the TRB/National Academy of Science's Biennial Symposium on Visibility, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1999, January). Tutorial on visual perception. Presented at the 32nd Annual Workshop on Human Factors in Transportation, Transportation Research Board,, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1998, October). Design-by-Blur: An integrated software environment for optimizing the legibility of graphical symbol signs. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Schieber, F., Benedetto, J. (1998, October). Age differences in the functional field-of-view while driving. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Schieber, F., Harms, M. (1998, October). Subsidiary-task assessment of age differences in attentional capacity during real and simulated driving. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Schieber, F. (1998, May). Design-by-Blur. Presented at the Ninth Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F., Goodspeed, C. H. (1998, May). Nighttime conspicuity of highway signs. Presented at the Ninth Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F. (1998, April). Optimizing the legibility of graphical symbol signs. Presented at the Transportation Research Board?s 14th Biennial Symposium on Visibility , Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F., Goodspeed, C. H. (1997, October). Nighttime conspicuity of highway signs as a function of sign brightness, background complexity and age of observer. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Schieber, F., Harms, M. L., Berkhout, J., Spangler, D. S. (1997, October). Precision and accuracy of video-based measurements of driver?s gaze location. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Schieber, F., Bhise, V. (1997, January). Modeling driver nighttime visual performance. Presented at the 30th Annual Workshop on Human Factors in Transportation , Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1996, May). Designing vehicles and highways for older drivers. Presented at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Iowa City, IA.
  • Schieber, F., Goodspeed, C. (1996, April). Predicting the nighttime conspicuity of highway signs. Presented at the Transportation Research Board?s Symposium on Night Visibility and Driver Behavior, Iowa City, IA.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, October). Vehicle and highway design to meet the emerging needs of older drivers. Presented at the 1995 World Conference of the International Ergonomics Association , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Baldwin, C. L., Schieber, F. (1995, October). Dual-task assessment of age differences in mental workload with implications for driving. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Deigo, CA.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, October). Age-related differences in cognitive functioning. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Deigo, CA.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, October). Test and evaluation requirements of modern transportation research. Presented at the Human Factors Test and Evaluation Needs, 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, September). Workshop on Visual Standards in Driving. Presented at the British Association of Optometrists, Derby, U.K..
  • Schieber, F., Baldwin, C. (1995, September). Age-related reductions in visual attentional capacity in a simulated driving/steering task. Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, Derby, England.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, September). Optimizing the legibility of symbol highway signs. Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, Derby, England.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, August). Recent developments in vision, aging and driving. Presented at the Workshop on Older Driver Problems, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, August). Human factors research to enhance the mobility and safety of older. Presented at the Department of Psychology and Traffic Research Center, Netherlands.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, August). Human factors and older drivers: Highway design and advanced techniques for screening license renewal applicants. Presented at the NO Institute for Human Factors, Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, August). Human factors research to enhance the mobility and safety of older drivers. Presented at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) and the Center for Gerontechnology Research , The Netherlands.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, August). Fourier techniques for optimizing symbol highway sign legibility. Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Denver, CO.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, March). Effects of visual aging upon driving performance. Presented at the International Symposium on Aging and Visual Health, Orlando, FL.
  • Owens, D. A., Schieber, F. (1995, March). Progress and priorities in research on driving. Presented at the 5th Annual Colloquium on Human Factors in Transportation, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, March). Age differences in mental workload during a simulated driving task. Presented at the 5th Annual Colloquium on Human Factors in Transportation, , Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (1995, March). Application of advanced imaging technology in the simulation of dynamic nighttime driving scenes. Presented at the General Motors Crash Avoidance Group and U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research Command, Warren, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (1994). Presented at the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D., Dewar, R. (1994). Optimizing symbol highway signs for older drivers. Presented at the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Schieber, F. (1994). Sensation, perception and aging. Presented at the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Schieber, F. (1994). Age and glare recovery time for low-contrast stimuli. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Nashville, TN.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D. W. (1994). Age-differences in the legibility of symbol highway signs as a function of luminance and glare level: A preliminary report. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Nashville, TN.
  • Schieber, F. (1994). Using the „blur tolerance? technique to predict and optimize the legibility distance of symbol highway signs. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Nashville, TN.
  • Schieber, F. (1994, March). Optimization of symbol highway signs for older drivers. Presented at the Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (1994, January). Display techniques for evaluating visibility of symbols. Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1993, October). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Seattle.
  • Schieber, F. (1993, October). Physiological and functional changes in vision: Focus on the older driver.. Presented at the 3M Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F., Williams, M. J., Hiris, E. J. (1993, May). Foveal spatial summation area at photopic and mesopic luminance levels. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Sarasota.
  • Fozard, J. L., Kline, D. W., Schieber, F. (1992, November). Recent developments in vision and hearing research from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1992, October). Strategic research for safely accommodating the older driver. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transporation Officials (AASHTO), Rapid City, SD.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D. W., Kline, T., Fozard, J. L. (1992, February). Visual problems of older drivers. Presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers' Annual Congress, Detroit, MI.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, November). Safety and mobility of older drivers. Presented at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, October). Older Driver Safety and Mobility Issues. Presented at the 2nd International Stein Conference on Engineering Design for an Aging Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, October). Research and development needs for maintaining the safety and mobility of older drivers. Presented at the Workshop on Driver Vision Standards and Testing, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, August). The aging visual system. Presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Assoication of Driver Educators for the Disabled, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, June). NHTSA's research and development agenda for the older driver. Presented at the 59th Annual American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Schieber, F. (1991, June). Physical changes in the older driver. Presented at the 59th Annual American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Schieber, F., Hiris, E., White, J., Williams, M., Brannan, J. (1990). Assessing age differences in motion perception using simple displacement versus random. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Sarasota, FL.
  • Schieber, F., Williams, M. J. (1990, November). The effects of age and glare upon spatiotemporal contrast thresholds. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
  • Fozard, J. L., Schieber, F., Gordon-Salant, S., Weiffenbach, J. (1990, March). Sensory and perceptual considerations in designing environments for the elderly. Presented at the AARP-Stein Gerontological Institute Conference on the Universal Design of Living Environments for an Aging Population, Miami, FL.
  • Schieber, F., Fozard, J. L., Dent, C., Kline, D. W. (1989, November). Age and contrast sensitivity. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kline, D., Scialfa, C., Lyman, B., Schieber, F. (1989, November). Age differences in the temporal contiguity of gratings as a function of their spatial frequency. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Babbitt, T., Kline, D., Schieber, F., Sekuler, R., Fozard, J. (1989, November). Visual aging, driving and daily tasks. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schieber, F. (1989, November). Age-related changes in visual function: Implications for screening and licensing of older adults. Presented at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' International Driver Licensing and Control Conference, Phoenix.
  • Schieber, F. (1989, September). Visual and cognitive changes among older driver populations: Applying laboratory results to the motor vehicle licensing setting. Presented at the Michigan Department of State, Motor Vehicle Licensing Administration, Lansing.
  • Schieber, F. (1989, August). Vision research and the older driver. Presented at the Conference on Research and Development Needed to Improve the Safety and Mobility of Older Drivers, Bethesda, MD.
  • Lyons, R., Powers, J., Vala-Rossi, M., Purcell, D. G., Schieber, F. (1988). Utilization of color contrast in electronic tactical display maps. Presented at the 11th Annual Symposium on Psychology in the Defense Department, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Schieber, F. (1988, October). Optimizing the visual environment to the older eye. Presented at the Advances in Aging Symposium at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Homes for the Aged, Orlando, FL.
  • Schuller, Y., Stewart, R., Schieber, F. (1988, March). The human smile: The infant's beacon through the fog. Presented at the Conference on Human Development, Charleston, S.C..
  • Schieber, F. (1988, February). Computer-aided design of symbolic highway signs: Applying the modulation transfer function of the human visual system using 2D-Fourier techniques. Presented at the Human Factors Group, Department of Psychology, Alberta, Canada.
  • Schieber, F. (1988, February). Modeling infant vision on the computer using 2D-Fourier techniques. Presented at the Department of Psychology, Alberta, Canada.
  • Schieber, F. (1987, November). Optimizing the visual environment to the older eye: 2D-Fourier models of spatial vision in action. Presented at the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1987, October). Emerging technology and the assessment of visual function in older drivers. Presented at the Mobility and Safety of the Older Driver, Washington, DC.
  • Schieber, F. (1987, February). New paradigms for assessing visual function in aging. Presented at the Board of Governors of the Gerontology Research Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Schieber, F. (1987, February). Two-dimensional Fourier models of developmental changes in vision. Presented at the Franklin and Marshal College, Lancaster, PA.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D. W., Lyman, B. (1986). Changes in low spatial-frequency channel bandwidth may accompany old age. Presented at the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Chicago.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D. W., Lyman, B. (1986). Adult age differences in the bandwidth of adaptation for moving, low spatial frequency sine-wave gratings. Presented at the Annual Meeeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota..
  • Kline, D. W., Schieber, F. (1986). Aging and spatio-temporal changes in visual processing. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Seattle.
  • Horst, R. L., LeCocq, A. D., Schieber, F., Silverman, E. (1984, June). Interaction of stimulus cues and sensor parameters on 3-D remote viewing. Presented at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Robotics Conference, Detroit.
  • Abusamra, L. C., McCoy, L., Schieber, F., Kline, D. W. (1984, May). Age and sensitivity to static and moving gratings: A transient channel loss?. Presented at the Fifty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Ikeda, D., Kline, D., Schieber, F. (1981, November). Age differences in visual color fusion. Presented at the 34rd Annual Scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Toronto.
  • Schieber, F., Kline, D. W. (1980, November). Age and visual temporal resolution. Presented at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego.
  • Kline, D. W., Schieber, F. (1980, April). Visual persistence and temporal discrimination. Presented at the Symposium on Aging and Human Visual Function, Committee on Vision, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.