Our founder, Daniel A. Johnson, Ph.D. was the first to see the need for aviation safety briefing cards and videos while working at Douglas Aircraft as an accident psychologist in the late 1960s.  That lead him to communicating the need for passenger education to airline carriers.  Interaction Research began producing safety cards and videos for airlines in his garage in Long Beach, CA in 1971.  In 1978 Daniel A Johnson, Ph.D. went before congress to get passenger safety briefing cards and videos mandated throughout the industry and eventually throughout the world.

Trisha Carper-Ferguson

Trisha Carper-Ferguson

CEO/President

Trisha began working with Interaction Research (IRC) in 1995. Her love for the aviation and safety industries lead her to a Bachelors Degree in International Business and a Masters Degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics Psychology. Trisha took ownership of Interaction Research (IRC) as a young woman in 2002, expanding the business extensively. As a member of numerous aviation/transportation safety groups her love for the industry and the IRC clients is still just as enthusiastic as ever. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys her husband and two daughters as well as being a musician who recently launched a highly successful after school/summer program teaching music and the arts to youth.