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,
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 Ergonomics in Healthcare it 11 year...
The modern trend of rushed lifestyles, fast food and fitness being for those who like to flex it in the gym could be drivers behind what some describe as a health epidemic.
Our Performance can be hugely affected by the amount of Sleep that we get. Yet it is one of those subjects that can be difficult to engage with, never mind manage. In this episode, Sarah Booth, an expert in Fatigue Risk manag...
In a Bank Holiday Special, Barry caught up with Alastair Somerville, a Sensory Design Consultant who injects a much broader vision on UX by asking the question of "what are people capable of" rather than what they are not. Alastair also talks about how his approach to delivering workshops, and gives us an insight into how his next series, called 'Workshop on a Card' is going to work. To get in touch with Alastair, his LinkedIn is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368/ To learn more about the workshops, see here: http://acuity.design/workshop-on-a-card/
Being the CIEHF president is no mean undertaking, its a three year commitment, being the face of the Institute and representing members at different meetings and other organisations. But this year has been even more challenging because of the Pandemic. Amanda Widdowson was president-elect when the pandemic started and took over at the 2020 AGM from Bob Bridger. In this interview, we talk about how she has found being president during the pandemic and the unique challenges that has brought. We also talk about her "presidents project", Design for Everybody where she is encouraging everyone to collect anthropometric data. Amanda's LinkedIn is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-widdowson The link to the Design for Everybody project is here: https://www.ergonomics.org.uk/common/Uploaded%20files/CIEHF%20Design%20for%20Everybody%20Guidance.pdf
This podcast is more of a case study, looking at the phenomenon that is the "Frontline 3D Farms" where Rob Venus and Dr Dimitris Pletsas reacted to the drastic need for PPE to make it to the NHS Frontline. In discussion with both of them, we find out that this could just be the start of something disruptive and a game changer when it comes to collaboration between Community, Government, Industry and Academia. The Farms have produced over 14,000 face masks, from a standing start, through a community enterprise. It has involved a wide range of elements, from design and development, to fundraising and logistics. What makes it more incredible is that most of the participants have never met, except on whatsapp. If you have a need for face masks or to learn more , please visit Amman Valley Maker Space on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AMMANVMS/ To donate to the cause, then follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/amman-valley-support-for-coronavirus
Amanda Kirby is a systems engineer and the research director of K Sharp. Whilst somewhat of a captive interviewee, she details her career path, and what drove her to engage in a traditionally male dominated workspace. We then discuss how the internet has influenced the lockdown, with both the positive use of various tools that have enabled community activity, and the negatives of conspiracy theories and cyber crime. Amanda's Linkedin is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-kirby-2a5ba32/
This episode looks at the evolution of Automation and in particular some of the things we should be considering from the Human Factors Viewpoint. Dr Malcolm Cook joined me during his lunch-break to explore the perils and potential of Autonomy. To contact Malcolm about the topics he has talked about, his LinkedIn Profile is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-malcolm-cook-58424624