Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation
October 16, 2014
About the Presentation
This seminar highlighted a project that aimed to design and develop a new crash report interface to improve accuracy, speed, reliability, and meaningfulness of crash report data. To do so, the project used human factors analyses and principles and capitalized on the experience and expertise of Minnesota law enforcement.
The project began with an investigation into the human factors and cognitive considerations that should be included in a future redesign of Minnesota’s computerized crash report. The main objective was to understand and address human and system performance issues, but this work also allowed researchers to examine any validity and reliability issues that may exist with the current crash report. Following this investigation, the project team developed testable prototypes to determine a new report interface and the structure of information that would most accurately and efficiently capture crash data.
About the Speaker
Nichole Morris is a research associate at the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on human-computer interactions with technology related to various aspects of transportation. Her research interests include multi-sensory perception, aging, judgment and decision making, usability, and human factors.