ISE Professor Kari Babski-Reeves Wins National Design Award

October 23, 2008

Dr. Kari Babski-ReevesDr. Kari Babski-Reeves received the Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting in New York this fall. The national award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the conception or design of any product, service, or system that has had a significant impact on users and exemplifies the excellent use of empirical human factors/ergonomic design principles. Dr. Babski-Reeves was a member of the team that researched and developed the UPS IntegradTM Training System, a computer-based training system for UPS drivers that utilizes agent-based and interactive learning presented through animation. Funding for the project was provided by the Department of Labor through a grant to UPS to develop a state-of-the art training system that would serve the needs of diverse drivers, including Generation Y drivers. Dr. Babski-Reeves scholarship is noteworthy having advanced the way the industry educates its workforce.

Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves can be reached at for additional information about the national design award and research.