I work with Sarah, who’s based at the UCL Interaction Centre, on the CHI+MED project and have enjoyed her talks and videos so I can promise you an entertaining time at the Royal Institution (Ri) in London for her talk on Human error tomorrow, from 6pm.
She’ll be talking about what we understand about human error and how we can learn from it, including how we might build safer medical devices – particularly ones where people have to type in numerical information correctly.
Dr Sarah Wiseman
6pm – 7.30pm
£12, £8 (conc), £6 (assoc), FREE to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows
Here’s the blurb from the Ri –
“After a popular talk at the February Family Fun Day, Sarah Wiseman is back to give us a run down of human errors and how she works to eliminate them.
Know that embarrassing feeling of waiting for an automatic door to open then realising you have to push a button? Ever noticed how confusing it is that calculators and phones have different keypads?
Technology is speeding ahead but if we don’t know how to use it, or keep making mistakes, it’ll never work quite as imagined. Sarah Wiseman will take you through how she finds ways to make things simple, giving playful and fun examples of day-to-day human error.”