Dr. Francesco Biondi

Assistant Professor


Email: Francesco.Biondi@uwindsor.caBiondi, Franceso
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext: 2444
Office: H.K. Building, Room 122

Ph.D. University of Padova - Italy, 2014
M.S. University of Padova - Italy, 2011
B.S. University of Padova - Italy, 2009

Currently accepting MHK students.

My work examines how users interact with human-machine interfaces, in a variety of applied domains. I leverage my background in Cognitive Science to understand how attention functions when allocated to multiple concurrent activities. As a Human Factor Researcher, I conduct ergonomic assessments of user interfaces, and contribute to the development of adaptive, user-centered systems. In my everyday job, I make use of a variety of assessment techniques to measure user qualitative and quantitative performance as well as their psychophysiological activity.


Areas of Research Interest

  • User Experience and Human-Machine Interaction
  • Workload Assessment
  • User-Centered Design

Selected Media 

Viewpoints Radio Show 

The Conversation 

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Selected Publications

Biondi, F., Alvarez, I., & Jeong, K. A. (2019). Human–Vehicle Cooperation in Automated Driving: A Multidisciplinary Review and Appraisal. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 1-15. 

Strayer, D. L., Cooper, J. M., McCarty, M. M., Getty, D. J., Wheatley, C. L., Motzkus, C. J., ... & Horrey, W. J. (2019). Visual and Cognitive Demands of CarPlay, Android Auto, and Five Native Infotainment Systems. Human Factors, 0018720819836575.  

Biondi, F., Getty, D., McCarty, M., Goethe, R., Cooper, J. M., & Strayer, D. L. (2018). The Challenge of ADAS Assessment: A Scale for the Assessment of the HMI of Advanced Driver Assistance Technology. Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1-38.  

Previous Employers

University of Utah

Jaguar Land Rover