Kelly Steelman's Profile


Kelly Steelman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan Tech. She hold a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Human Factors and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on understanding human attention in information-rich environments, ranging from airplane cockpits to radar displays to websites. Why do we pay attention to the things that we do? Why do we sometimes fail to notice important content or have difficulty finding information that we need? And, ultimately, how can we design better interfaces to help people perform their work more safely and efficiently?

Kelly's research projects

Breaking Digital Barriers: Digital Literacy for the Elderly

As the digital revolution continues to sweep society, many senior citizens are left behind. Digital literacy for the elderly is a hidden—and profound—social justice issue. Through research and local outreach efforts, the Breaking Digital Barriers team aims to provide solutions.

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