Jonathan Dobres

Jonathan Dobres

Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E40-209
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Jonathan Dobres is a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab. Dr. Dobres’s research interests include human-computer interaction, user experience design, visual attention, and visual learning. He oversees the AgeLab's line of legibility research and is the primary researcher for the Clear Information Presentation consortium. He received a BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology (Brain, Behavior, and Cognition) from Boston University in 2013. His research examined how visual perception changes over time with training. He has also worked for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, part of a long-term national study on the effects of traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Dobres’s current research primarily concerns the visual and cognitive demands of performing tasks while driving, as well as how the visual properties of in-vehicle interfaces affect usability and driver performance across the lifespan. 


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