Director, HumanFIRST Laboratory
University of Minnesota
L-115 Mechanical Engineering Building
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Nichole Morris's research 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. Her research has examined behavioral adaptations to connected vehicles technology; the mental processes that prohibit perfect time-sharing of driving and secondary tasks; non-destructive inspection techniques of aircrafts; usability of smartphone applications with specific regard to distraction; and usability of voice-recognition, keypad, and handwritten input software suites.
Since joining the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Morris has participated in several key research efforts, including:
- Connected Vehicles technologies
- Lane-departure warning systems
- Teen Driver Support Systems
- Traveler information (511) smartphone applications
- Usability and design of a crash report form for law enforcement
- Automated speed enforcement
Morris received a Ph.D. in psychology (human factors) from Wichita State University in 2011. She also holds an M.A. and B.A. in psychology from Wichita State University.