Interview with Paul Green on Usability-in-Driving

The following interview was recorded on April 19, 2005.

Dr. Paul Green hosted MIUPA’s December 2004 meeting at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Besides describing UMTRI’s mission and projects, he took us upstairs to let us try the driving simulator. Tim Keirnan caught up with Dr. Green four months later to discuss more usability-in-driving issues, current projects at UMTRI, and the value of side-impact airbags in today’s new cars.

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MiUPA 2005 Events

November 3, 2005

World Usability Day for Michigan

  • Real World Usability Success Story Carol Barnum, Professor of Information Design and Co-Director of the Usability Center, Southern Polytechnic State University, and author of Usability Testing and Research
  • Useful, Usable, AND Desirable: How One Washer Changed the Face of Laundry
    Laura Vennie and Sara Ulius Sabel, Usability Specialists from Whirlpool
  • Accessibility Experts Lead the Way to Profits by Design
    Speakers: Stephen Blosser and Michael J. Hudson MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
  • User Experiences and System Issues with Online Recommender Systems
  • Speaker: Joseph Konstan, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, and author of Word of Mouse: The Marketing Power of Collaborative Filtering

October 12, 2005

Live Usability Evaluations of Local Web Sites

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, President of the Michigan UPA and UPA International Board Member
Sites relevant to Southeast Michigan were reviewed. These included Thomson Gale, Jackson National Life Insurance, and Techsmith Corporation

October 4, 2005

Live Usability Evaluations of Local Web Sites

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, President of the Michigan UPA and UPA International Board Member
Sites relevant to Western Michigan were reviewed. These included Amway, National City, and Zondervan

May 11, 2005

Latest Research: Human Behavior on the Web

Susan Weinschenk, Chief of Technical Staff, Human Factors International

March 14-15 , 2005

Internet User Experience 2005 conference

A conference spotlighting methods for dramatically improving today’s web site user experience.

February 23, 2005

Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving: Developing Useful and Usable Software

Barbara Mirel, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and author of Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving: Designing Useful and Usable Software

MiUPA 2004 Events

December 2, 2004

The UMTRI Driving Simulator and Its Use for Driver Interface Research

Dr. Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Interview with Paul Green

October 26-27, 2004

Second Annual Usability and Accessibility Conference – Usable Information Technology

Persuasive Communication in Industry, Government, & Higher Education
A two-day conference for professionals, faculty, researchers, Web designers, systems software developers, and IT managers across a broad range of disciplines and industries: http://usability.msu.edu/conf/

October 5, 2004

UPA International Efforts to Ensure Voting Usability: Can Usability Truly Save Democracy?

Josephine Scott, Compuware Corporation
Interview with Josephine Scott

August 24, 2004

PDtrials.org: Accessibility and Usability in the Design of a Web Site for Parkinson’s
Disease

Tom Brinck, Diamond Bullet Design

July 20, 2004

Methods & Deliverables of Web User Experience

Jason Withrow, Washtenaw Community College

June 24, 2004

User interface design and evaluation at Bose Corporation

Dr. David Aurelio, Bose Corporation

May 6, 2004

Usability: A Business Case

Susan Weinschenk, Chief of Technical Staff, Human Factors International

April 1, 2004

Usability ROI: Making it Practical

Stephanie Rosenbaum, Founder and President, Tec-Ed, Inc.

March 16, 2004

TechSmith Case Study: Usability Evolution and How It Impacted a Usability Product

Shane Lovelette, TechSmith Corporation
Magelone Bollen, TechSmith Corporation
Allen Dalton, TechSmith Corporation