Graduate Research Assistant
Room L111 Mechanical Engineering
David Libby is a graduate research assistant in the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. He has experience performing research duties as a graduate assistant within the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL) and the Aging, Perception, and Performance Laboratory (APPL) at Wichita State University since 2010. David has had the opportunity to conduct human factors experiments that span various research areas within human factors, including usability assessments with technology and devices, driver behavior in the presence of mobile phones and in-vehicle technology, and in-vehicle messaging system design. Additionally, David has successfully performed in-vehicle messaging system-based field observational tests with older drivers while working the University of Minnesota and the Region 5 Consortium of the Roadway Safety Institute. He has earned his M.A. and is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Factors Psychology at Wichita State University.
Libby, D. A. & Chaparro, A. (2013, October). Distracted While Driving: A Comparison of the Effects of Text Messaging and Talking on a Cell Phone. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
Libby, D. A. & Chaparro, A. (2011, September). Texting and Talking: An Investigation of Their Effects on Driving Performance. Proceedings of the 9th Annual The Eye and The Auto Annual Meeting. Detroit, Michigan.
Libby, D. A. & Chaparro, A. (2009, October). Text Messaging versus Talking on a Cell Phone: A Comparison of their Effects on Driving Performance. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.