Thursday, January 18, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central

Room 102
Mechanical Engineering Building
University of Minnesota
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN

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About the Seminar

Older drivers represent a high-risk population on the road, due to age-related declines in cognition and perception. This presentation will review 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 will also highlight 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

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.


Watch the live webcast

The webcast will be broadcast using YouTube Live. To test your computer or mobile device's compatibility with YouTube Live, please visit the YouTube Live website, where you will have access to a number of events streaming in real time. If you are able to view any of these events, your device will be compatible with the seminar presentation. Please access the YouTube Help Center if you need assistance.

More Information

There is no cost to attend, and registration is not required. For more information, please contact Chelsea Arbury at or 612-626-2862.

Parking and Transit

Parking is available at the Washington Avenue Ramp, the Church Street Garage, or the University Avenue Ramp. For transit information, please visit the Metro Transit website or call 612-373-3333.