Andrew Morton

morty [dot] morton [at] gmail [dot] com

I am currently employed by Humansystems Incorporated, a human factors consulting firm located in Guelph, Ontario.

Research Interests

My research interests can be best summarized as display-control-operator relationships. At DCIEM and DRDC(Toronto) I was involved in several projects using psychophysics to examine how different display formats and control interfaces influence operator perception and performance. My undergraduate thesis looked at learning and the transfer of skill from one control interface to another. My graduate work involved testing display concepts to aid operators when the display-control relationship is not normal.


I completed a MASc. at the University of Toronto in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. Working under the supervision of Professor Paul Milgram in the Ergonomics in Teleoperation & Control Laboratory, my thesis involved the development and testing of an augmented reality display concept for aiding human motor performance in conditions of misaligned visual-motor mappings. I did my undergraduate degree at University of Waterloo in Kinesiology (Ergonomics Option). Working with Professor Fran Allard, my undergraduate thesis examined the transfer of skilled motor behavior from desktop computer to a handheld computer.


Hollands, J. G., Parker, H. A., & Morton, A. (2002). Judgements of 3D bars in depth. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society-46th Annual Meeting (pp. 1565-1569). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Keillor, J. M., Hollands, J. G., Morton, A., & Virk, T. P. S. (2001). Use of reference points in an orientation judgement task. In Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society-42nd Annual Meeting (pp. 39). Austin, TX: Psychonomic Society.

Morton, A. & Hollands, J. G. (2003). Effects of response method on error and cyclical bias in proportion judgments. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society-47th Annual Meeting (pp. 1654-1658). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
* Recipient of the Perception and Performance Technical Group Student Paper Award

Morton, A. & Milgram, P. (2003). Predictive and Historical Extrapolated Reality display SysTem (PHERST). Technical demonstration presented at the 13th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Morton, A. & Milgram, P. (2004). An augmented reality display for aiding spatial control performance in teleoperation. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems. Ottawa, Ontario.

Last modified January 17, 2007