The USERfriendly Laboratory directed by Dr. Katrina Ellis studies
Health-related Decision Making, Applied Cognition, and Usability
specializing in assessment, quantitative modeling, risk communication, and decision education. The lab's published research in the area shows that both medical professionals and patients misinterpret risk and that the use of simple visual aids and decision tools can quickly educate people on the statistics which may result in better decision-making. Located in the School of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology, our research integrates psychology, philosophy, behavioral medicine, usability and cognitive engineering. In short, we aim to improve, simplify, and personalize decision making.