Ann Blandford will be giving a ‘Cosy Science‘ talk at on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at a central London pub. Cosy Science is a monthly science gathering where a scientist introduces a topic, followed by an audience question and answer session, in a relaxed environment.
Being smart; staying safe: why we make mistakes and how to avoid them
Prof Ann Blandford (UCL Interaction Centre and principal investigator on the CHI+MED project).
“We all make mistakes: some funny, some serious. Some are easily explained by a single cause: incorrect knowledge, poor understanding of the situation, or inattention. At other times, an incident occurs because of many contributing factors. Equally importantly: people can develop strategies to reduce the likelihood of making a mistake, and systems can be designed to help people to avoid, detect and recover from mistakes so that they don’t escalate. In this talk, I’ll present some of the science behind human error and system safety, and discuss implications for the design of systems where safety matters. I’ll illustrate the talk with examples from two areas that matter to all of us – transport and healthcare – and also from my hobby: rock climbing.”
7pm, 24th of June (Tuesday)
The Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BN
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