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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.