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1202 - The Human Factors Podcast

1202 - The Human Factors Podcast

Barry Kirby explores aspects of Human Factors, from practitioners in the field, through Processes and Tools that are useful (or not) and other Information and News that may be beneficial. For HF people to keep in touch and non-HF people to hear what we do.

Recent Episodes

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Farming, Decision Making and IOT - An interview with John Owen

April 18, 2022

In this podcast, Barry interviews John Owen, Project Manager at Gelli Aur Farm, Coleg Sir Gar, where they teach agriculture students about using future technologies in farming, as well as providing cutting edge research util…

Guest: John Owen
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

The Burning Issue - An Interview with Nick Rutter from Fire Angel

April 4, 2022

Humans are currently blamed for the majority of damaging dwelling fires. An underlying reason behind that is a lack of knowledge of how people behave when waking up bleary eyed to a smoke or fire alarm. Nick Rutter,

Guest: Nick Rutter
Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Supporting Musculoskeletal Health - an interview with FLX Health and Arco

March 21, 2022

In this interview, the topic of musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of occupational ill health in the UK, accounting for 30% of all work-related ill health cases and 27% of lost working days. Affecting 14.9 million…

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Human Factors in Healthcare - An Interview with Tony Andre

March 8, 2022

Tony Andre is the founder of Interface Analysis Associates and has decades of experience applying Human Factors in the healthcare setting. Additionally he also started the international symposium on Human Factors and Ergonom…

Guest: Anthony Andre
E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Human Factors in Agriculture - An interview with Jill Poots

Feb. 21, 2022

A domain that has always held an attraction is Agriculture, and even more so with the development of technology that is being utilised to enable fewer people on a farm to do a lot more. From GPS enabled tractors to the use o…

Guest: Jill Poots
E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Working from home - getting serious about furniture - An Interview with Guy Osmond

Feb. 7, 2022

Working from home has been a necessity throughout the pandemic, but now the idea of Hybrid Working is the "new normal". As we move from necessity to normal, we should also be moving from the dining room chair to something t…

Guest: Guy Osmond

Recent Blog Posts

10,000 Audio Downloads

This is an amazing milestone to hit.  According to our Audio host, Bluberry, there have been over 10,000 downloads of 1202 podcast episodes.  A…

1202 Human Factors Podcast Statistics 2021

A roundup of listenership of 1202 - The Human Factors Podcast up to the end of December 2021.

Categories and competencies

Having had a lot of categories and no real way of controlling them, I have been pondering about what would be a more sensible approach, what would be use…

About the Host

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Barry Kirby

Barry has 20 years experience in the Human Factors domain, and has been the Managing Director of K Sharp since 2011. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Ergonomist as well as a Chartered Engineer.