Wrong! an evening event of free talks, scientific illusions, close-up magicians and a clowning masterclass… all on the topic of being wrong.
London: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE (directions, map and transport info)
Friday 5 July 2013 from 7pm to 11pm.
On the night you can share examples of being wrong, via Twitter, with the hashtag #wellcomewrong
CHI+MED has developed Errordiary – a diary of everyday errors, a project to capture human error in its many forms. Some of them are very funny, some are tragic. One of the purposes is to highlight that people – no matter how well trained in a task – can still make mistakes: human error is pervasive.
Errordiary is also being used as a teaching tool with undergraduates who are studying human-computer interaction with ergonomics at UCL and there are teaching materials that everyone is welcome to use.
There is even a page where people can suggest and share their ‘resilience strategies‘ for preventing errors (or reducing their impact) in the first place (an example might be taking a list when you go shopping, or leaving something at the front door so you don’t forget it when you leave your house the next morning).
by Jo, who checked this post extra carefully for any typos…