Designing In-Vehicle Systems for High-Risk Drivers: Bridging the Gap Between Teens and Older Drivers
Thursday, January 18, 2018
About the Seminar
Older drivers represent a high-risk population on the road, due to age-related declines in cognition and perception. This presentation reviewed research that investigated whether an Older Driver Support System (ODSS) smartphone application, which was originally designed for teens, would be useful. The mixed-methods research approach centered on iterative re-design of the ODSS interface based on feedback and behavior of older drivers.
The project's user-centric design approach was successful at making the ODSS interface highly usable and accepted among older drivers.The presentation also highlighted the unique research methodology required to create a tailored product for older drivers, while also identifying the role that universal design has in reaching all drivers.
About the Speaker
Nichole Morris is the director of the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on human-computer interactions with technology related to various aspects of transportation. Morris's research interests include multi-sensory perception, aging, judgment and decision making, usability, and human factors.