Student publications and presentations

Student publications and presentations prior to date of website migration.

Messalam, R. 2019, April 12. Process for improving accident narratives in amusement ride industry. Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Celebration. 

Quizon, K.D., Sicat, S., Holman, N., Glozer, M., Black, A., Ferworn, A., Woodcock, K., 2018. Physical and digital architecture for collection and analysis of imparted accelerations on Zip Line attractions. Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies 1, 61-63.

Stenzler, P.M., Handley, H.A., Woodcock, K., 2016. Identifying human factors mismatches in amusement ride containment failure. Advances in Human Factors in Sports and Outdoor Recreation, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 496, 177–187.

Sicat, S-G., Woodcock, K., Ferworn, A, 2018. Wearable technology for design and safety evaluation of rider acceleration exposure on aerial adventure attractions. Proceedings of the XXX Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, 7-8 June, 74–79.

Woodcock, K., Porthiyas, D., Kipping, R., Miah, I., Milijevic, M., 2013, April 4. Unified control objects with model amusement devices Exhibit, Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Celebration. 

Ramawad, V., Shankar, R., Wong, A., Woodcock, K. , 2013 April 4. Amusement ride intelligent show enhancement Exhibit, Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Celebration. 

Woodcock, K., Javier, J.F., 2012, April 5. Modifying patron interfaces in legacy amusement rides. Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Celebration.

Sivaskandarajah, A., Woodcock, K., Ong, C., 2012 April 5. How Safe is Your Summer Recreational Water Facility? Comparison of an Amusement Park Flume Ride and City Splash Pad. Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Celebration. 

Sivaskandarajah, A., Woodcock, K., Ong, C., 2012. Task challenges in recreational water flume ride operation. Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Halifax NS. 3 pgs. 

Balbahadur, A., Woodcock, K., 2011. Development and validation of cases for evaluation of accident investigation performance. Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, London ON, 18-20 October, 6 pgs.

Javier, J.F., Woodcock, K., 2011. Strategies for modifying patron behaviour through retrofit of classic amusement devices. Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, London ON, 18-20 October, 6 pgs.

Woodcock, K., Diyaljee, Z. 2010. Human factors antecedents in California amusement ride accident investigations. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54: 1875-1879.

Hong, T., Woodcock, K. 2009. A human-factors baseline for amusement ride control interfaces. Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. CD-ROM, 6 pages.

Do, V.S., Woodcock, K., 2008. Evaluation of guideline for the design of paper checklist: Amusement ride inspection case study. Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. 6 pgs.

Woodcock, K., Tsao, J., 2005. “Rider responsibility” and amusement ride accidents. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49: 1800–1804.

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto's Ryerson University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (https://thrilllab.blog.ryerson.ca), and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.