Marita A. O'Brien, PhD
UAHuntsville Department of Psychology
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology; Engineering Psychology
Areas of Interest
Everyday technology design and learning
Morton Hall 319
Prior to her academic career, Dr. O'Brien spent more than 10 years advising Fortune 500 clients on the design of customer interfaces at Deloitte Consulting and Morgan Stanley & Company. From all of these experiences, she has been able to visit all 50 states and 7 continents! Now, she enjoys her free time by playing with her nieces and nephews, hiking, watching old movies, and wine tasting.
O’Brien, M.A., Rogers, W.A., & Fisk, A.D. (2012). Understanding age and technology experience differences in use of prior knowledge for everyday technology interactions. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 4(2), Article 2, doi: 10.1145/2141943.2141947
O’Brien, M.A., Bass, E.J., Bliss, J.P., Cooke, N.J., Kalsher, M.J., & Mayhorn, C.B. (accepted), Improving residents’ response to disaster warnings: A discussion panel. To be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting.
O’Brien, M.A. & Rogers, W.A., (2012), Design for aging: Enhancing everyday technology Use. In R.Z. Zheng, R.D. Hill, & M.K. Gardner (Eds.), Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs (pp. 105-123). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
O’Brien, M.A., Weger, K., DeFour, M.E., & Reeves, S.M. (2011), Examining the role of age and experience on use of knowledge in the world for everyday technology interactions. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting. (pp 177-181), Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
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