Principal Consultant at Human Factors North Inc. and formerly Associate Professor of Psychology at McGill University (now retired). Dr. Donderi has over 40 years' experience in human factors/ergonomics and applied experimental psychology. He began his applied career in the late 1950's, working for the IBM Federal Systems Division in Owego, N.Y. He is the co-author of a psychology textbook, many research papers and technical reports on human perception, motivation, memory and thinking. He has designed and programmed computer interfaces for military human factors/ergonomics applications, and has designed interfaces for telemarketing applications. He is an expert in human perception and perceptual judgment, and consults regularly with the Canadian pulp and paper industry on the development of better consumer paper products. He has appeared as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving human perception and performance. Dr. Donderi has managed large-scale field studies on human performance in marine and Arctic marine environments, and has consulted extensively on the human factors aspects of nuclear power plant operations. HFN Associate Consultants, Dianne Davis & Tom Smahel, assist Dr. Donderi, specializing in measurement of human performance, software usability, & wayfinding.
Established in 1982, Human Factors North Inc. (HFN) is a Canadian consulting firm providing ergonomics expertise in designing work based on human characteristics. The goal is to prevent injury and improve performance and well being. Our staff includes experts in both cognitive and physical ergonomics.