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Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

What does 2022 hold?

An introduction to the 2022 programme, what can be expected and what are the opportunities.

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

Review of 2021 - With Jo Polson

We look back not only at 2021, but at all the podcasts to date and pick our favourites, as well as look at the other statistics such a location and popularity.

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

CPD in 2021 - An Interview with Fiona Cayzer

CPD deadlines are looming for 2021 and Dr. Fiona Cayzer gives us some insights into what we should be doing by the end of December. We also learn about what the Professional Affairs Board does in the CIEHF as well as about how she got into Human Factors.

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

What goes on under the bonnet of an Ergonomics Conference?

An interview with Dr. Nora Balfe, and Dr David Golightly, the co-Chairs of the Conference Proceedings about what goes on in the background of organising the Ergonomics Conference and what 2022 is shaping up like.

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Public Spaces and Aging Populations - An interview with Prof Charles Musselwhite

An interview with Professor Charles Musselwhite about his research into the design if public spaces and how we need to be thinking about the aging population. Not only embracing the fact that we all age, but that we should al...

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Conscious Design - An Interview with Ian Peterman

Ian Peterman is the Autor of a new book, Conscious Design which has just launched. Conscious design is a philosophy Ian uses within his team, to create brands and products that restore and sustain our planet. This interview t...

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

When Podcasts Collide: Human Factors Cast. An interview with Nick Roome

Nick Roome is the creator and main host of Human Factors Cast, a weekly Human Factors podcast that looks at current news and events in the HF domain. In this interview he explains how the podcast came to being, how the different elements of it works,

E/HF Principles (CIEHF Competence 1)

Pushing the boundaries of Human Factors - An interview with Professor Paul Salmon

Paul Salmon is Professor in Human Factors and is the director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast.In this interview he talks about how his interest in HF was sparked by Football boot design,

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Health, Fitness and Behaviour Change – an interview with Hec Salgado and José Martínez-Abarca

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.

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Fatigue Risk Management – An interview with Sarah Booth

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...

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Sensory Design, Wayfinding and #WorkshopOnACard – an Interview with Alastair Somerville

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/

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Just Culture – An interview with James Hayton

Culture is something that influences everything we do, so having the right culture can really make or break a business.  in this episode, Barry interview James Hayton, the Human Factors and Safety Culture lead at Baines Simmons Ltd (https://www.bainessimmons.com/). The discussion looks at what a Just Culture is all about, and how empowering your workforce to say what they think can have real benefits to the bottom line.  James talks through the steps involved and how it should be implemented. To contact James, his linked in is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-hayton-55865057 Within this, James mentions a FAIR flowchart - this can be found here: https://www.bainessimmons.com/aviation-consulting-services/smarrt-tools/fair-system/fair-system-download/

E/HF Principles (CIEHF Competence 1)

Users and Government Digital Strategy – an Interview with Lee Waters MS

To have a successful user experience takes more than just a good user interface, it needs to have the user centred approach at the core of the product and the business. In this episode I talk to Lee Waters MS, who (at the time of recording as there is now an election) is the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, and more importantly for this interview, the lead for AI and Digital in the Welsh Government. We talk about the Digital Strategy for Wales and his motivation for driving it. It builds upon the "System Reboot" panel report which he led before becoming a minister. But he also reflects on the real world examples of why this is important, using the technology to solve residents problems, rather than just technology for technology sake. We also touch upon decision making during the pandemic and how that has been different, not only in terms of the technology, but the decisions themselves. As always, feedback is always welcome, just drop me a line :-)

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Design for Everybody – An interview with CIEHF President -Amanda Widdowson

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

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Virtual Humans – Should we be concerned? An interview with David Burden

From engaging with "Commander Data" as a colleague, to future aggressors being machines like the Terminator, the Borg or Hal, the idea that computers will become more like humans and engage with us more naturally that a keyboard and mouse has generally been the area of science fiction.  But in some respects the reality is closer than we think, from the chatbot you use on a company Facebook page, to the experimentation that is going on to capture, not only what people think, but the way people think is very much on todays agenda.  This interview with David Burden, MD of Daden Ltd (https://www.daden.co.uk/) , and co-author of the book, Virtual Humans highlights the current development, but also a lot of the issues that have come to the surface as a result, including digital immortality and the ethics of using the data that is derived. The book and more information about the work that David and Maggie Savin-Baden have been doing can be found here: http://virtualhumansbook.blogspot.com/

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

Continuing Professional Development in 2021 with Martin Thody

2020 certainly delivered its own curveball challenges on many working fronts and trying to do Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from the bedroom or kitchen table was certainly "interesting".  In this podcast, I am joined by Martin Thody, who is the CIEHF CPD lead, to talk about what CPD looked like last year and what we can learn from it in 2021. Martin is no stranger to the podcast, and in the back catalogue there are other episodes where you can find out more about his background.  This podcast aims to kick of the 2021 series with good habits and useful discussion.  Having said that, apologies for the sound quality of my side of the interview, clearly I didn't have the setup quite right in the office.

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Air! with Prof Paul Lewis and Jo Polson

We breathe it every day and are very aware of the larger issues of air pollution and the future effect on humanity.  But what about the day to day, what does it do to the performance of the human body and how should we be measuring it? Professor Paul Lewis, an expert who not only lectures at Swansea University but also advises the Welsh Government on Air pollution gives us an insight into the main issues we should be concerned about, ranging from the actual particulates to the modelling data that is used, as well as the legislation that is already present, and what is coming down the line. Jo Polson, MD of Vindico goes on to give us a glimpse of what he is doing to help us get ahead of the game in terms of sensor capability, but also drives the message home that the data is only the first step, its about what you do with it that counts, or as he would say, how do you #ThinkPurple with it? To contact Prof. Paul Lewis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-lewis-4857588 To contact Jo Polson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jopolson/

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

HF Tools for Embedded displays – A discussion with Matt Jackson

When this was recorded, it was the 1st birthday of this podcast, so Happy Birthday to us.  There are precious few HF tools that are made with the input of HF practitioners who use them, but VAPS has been the mainstay of a number of my projects that rely on the ability to design an interface, implement it and for the embedded output to reflect what you started with. Matt Jackson has worked with Presagis for most of his career, but in that time, he has been embedded with clients to help them deliver the best results, as well as feed back to the VAPS development team just what the tool should do in the future.  In this interview, Matt reflects on his role being sandwiched between his own Software team and us as HF practitioner clients, as well as putting a bit of light on standards such as ARINC 661.

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Human Factors in NASA -An insight into HF on the Orion Programme.

Human Factors is applied to many domains, but perhaps one of the most challenging is the Space environment due to the very nature that it is not of this world.  That, coupled with a challenge of a new space race, firstly with the mission to Mars, but also the commercialisation of the sector, makes working there a very exciting place.  But it also helps to have the right people doing the right job. In this episode, I interview 3 HF Practitioners from Johnson Space Centre (JSC) who are largely focused on the Orion spacecraft which is part of the wider Artemis programme, they are: Sarah Margerum -- anthropometry/bio-mechanics and modelling human factors https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-margerum-0116818/ Jason Hutt -- Orion Crew Systems Integration (and liaison to Human Engineering team) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-hutt-2b0a1828/ William Foley --  Leading Orion Human Engineering team https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-foley-26b19510/ They give us an insight into the challenges that they are dealing with, as well as the Human Factors capability they have at their fingertips.  Its also worth highlighting that the team they outline is only at JSC, there is also another (vast) team at Kennedy Space Centre (KSC).

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

AI and Digital Health SIG – An interview with Dr Mark Sujan

One of the areas where Human Factors is getting more traction is within the Healthcare sector.  It is still a slow burner though with lots more work to be done, and this is getting more urgent as new technologies are available to make procedures and processes better and potentially support more effective patient outcomes. Dr Mark Sujan has taken this challenge head on by launching the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health Special Interest Group with the CIEHF.  In this episode, we find out more about Mark and his motivations, as well as what his intentions for the SIG are. The Link to Marks LinkedIn is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-sujan-951202185 And his consultancy, Human Factors Everywhere is here: http://humanfactorseverywhere.com/

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Human Factors Trials – An interview with Vicki Wall FCIEHF

Many practitioners believe that working on Trials and Assessments, where equipment and systems that have been designed and developed are tested with users, are some of the most enjoyable parts of being involved in Human Factors.  You get to see kit actually being used and getting feedback, both positive and negative, and discussing with them what can be done to improve the product.   Vicki Wall is a Fellow of the CIEHF, and has over 20 years experience of being a practitioner, primarily in the defence sector where she has participated and led a wide variety of trials and assessments.  In this episode, we discuss the differences between industrial assessments and academic trials, as well as the key things to remember as well as where to go for tools and techniques to use.  We also talk about how she got into Human Factors via a newspaper advert which kick-started a career which currently sees her at BAE Systems.  One of the references we talk about is the Human Factors Methods book, by Stanton et al - can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Human-Factors-Methods-Neville-Stanton/dp/1409457540  Vicki also wrote an article in the Ergonomist in 2018 (No. 568), where she talks about how HF has impacted military aviation.