Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera, P.Eng.

Research Interests and Experience:

I have been studying the use of checklists in healthcare settings as part of my Masters research. I am interesting in applying Industrial Engineering techniques to different work domains.

I have over 10 years of experience in the design, development and evaluation of interactive systems.  I am a systems designer, known for developing innovative UI design concepts and focusing on key design issues to achieve “Wow” User Experiences. I have worked in diverse industries including: Software Development, Pharmaceutical, Oil, and Nuclear Power.

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Engineers Ontario
Institute of Industrial Engineers


  1. Rivera, D., Sieminowski,T.(2010). Enhancing Health Data Utilization with Hypertext. Hypertext2010 Workshop. http://www.ht2010.org/Workshops.html.
  2. Rivera, D. Y. (2005). The Effect of Content Customization on Task Learnability and Perceived Workload. The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  3. Rivera, D.(2005).The Effect of Information Overhead On Perceived Workload and Learning. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting. 2005-09-26 v.49 p.666-670
  4. Rivera, D.(2004). Efficiency Assessment of an E-Commerce Data Management Tool Using Learning Curves. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting 2004-09-20 v.48 p.902-906.
  5. Rivera, D. Y. (2003). IBM Technical Report: Automation–Lessons Learned. Center for Advance Studies Conference (CASCON2003) Annual Meeting. Toronto, ONT, CANADA.
  6. Rivera, D. Y. (2002). IBM Technical Report: TR-74.188.34: What do Satisfaction Ratings Really Measure? Center for Advance Studies conference (CASCON2002) Annual Meeting. Toronto, ONT, CANADA.
  7. Rivera, D. Y. (2000). Designing Soft Controls for Process Control. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 44nd Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  8. Davey, E., Tonello, M., and Rivera, D. Y.(1999). Control Room Monitoring of Process Conditions and Identification of Improvements to Darlington Monitoring Displays. Canadian Nuclear Society Conference, Montréal, Québec, May 30-June 02, 1999.
  9. Rivera, D. Y., Chignell, M. H., and Davey, E. (1998). The Effect of Overview Displays on Situation Assessment.  Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct. 5-9.
  10. Feher, Davey, Rivera and Lupton. (1996).Validation of the Computerized Annunciation Message List System (CAMLS). International Atomic Energy Agency Specialist Meeting on ‘Experience and Improvements in Advanced Alarm Annunciation Systems in Nuclear Power Plants’, Chalk River, Canada: 1996 September 17-19.