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CCD supporting start-ups on UCD at the Central Research Laboratory
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CCD supporting start-ups on UCD at the Central Research Laboratory

We have launched a new venture looking to focus on supporting start-ups in user-centered design research. Last month at the Central Research Laboratory, one of the major product & hardware accelerators in the UK, we delivered our first tailored workshop on this to their new Accelerator cohort of six companies. We walked them through the value of UCD approaches, some of the tools that are...

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02 Nov 2016
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Are you a Human Factors Consultant looking for a new opportunity?

We are looking for a Human Factors Consultant to join our team. You should have a few years experience under your belt alongside a qualification in Ergonomics or similar. If you have experience of working in the rail sector, we’d really like to hear from you. The role would suit someone who is self-motivated and pretty self-sufficient but you’ll be working in our project and design...

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14 Sep 2016
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Can employee engagement be improved by workspace design?

Making sure your staff are engaged with your business is clearly critical to success. There is plenty of research evidence out there to show that engaged employees are more productive, will deliver better services to your customers and will stay with you for longer.  But does the design of a workspace play a role in this? The first thing to say is that yes it...

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25 Jul 2016
interactive wayfinding
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Wayfinding for a Conscious City

Our environment provides us with different levels of information that facilitate and enable our orientation and navigational skills. This information is formed of visual cues (what the environment presents to us) and it is blended with mental cues (what we form in our mind based on what we see and in our memories). David Lynch, in his book The Image of the City (1960) calls...

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18 Apr 2016
Looking forward to 2016 thinking about cities and human behaviour
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Looking forward to 2016 thinking about cities and human behaviour

As we wind down to prepare for a well deserved Christmas break, there are many projects and events to look forward to in 2016. One such event is the ‘Conscious Cities – Neuroscience and Architecture’ conference taking place in London in March. Some of the questions that have been posed and will be explored at the conference are of particular interest to us (how does...

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24 Dec 2015
Sit/Stand – a personal experience
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Sit/Stand – a personal experience

Just back from three years working in Copenhagen and thought I’d share a few thoughts on sit/stand desks in the workplace. First, in Denmark, all office workplaces are required to be sit/stand.  This, and the right to have a certain level of daylight in the office, is what you’d expect of the Scandi work ethos. So how does this bobbing up and down work in...

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23 Oct 2015
Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better
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Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better

The 2015 CIEHF design awards and seminar were held at the Design Council headquarters in London on 22nd September. The day consisted of two workshops followed by the presentation of the Ergonomics Design Award. John Wood of CCD and Chairman of the judging panel, led the adjudication and announcement of the winner.   Four designs were shortlisted representing designs from the maritime, rail, finance and...

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30 Sep 2015
Celebrating the British Road Sign
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Celebrating the British Road Sign

Until the 25th October, London’s Design Museum is celebrating the 50th  anniversary of the British Road Sign. 1965 saw the launch of the most ambitious and effective information design projects Britain has ever seen. For the exhibition, some leading artists and designers have transformed the familiar circle, triangle and square signs, to make people stop, look and think about design and our environment in a different way....

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23 Sep 2015
Designing control rooms to promote wellbeing & productivity
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Designing control rooms to promote wellbeing & productivity

David Watts will be presenting at the annual IBC Control Room conference asking why control rooms haven’t traditionally learnt the lessons from workspace design on producing more human spaces.  To minimise the risk of distraction etc control rooms are often austere spaces with minimal decoration or green spaces; or sometimes, in contrast, they are over-elaborate spaces designed to create eye catching visuals for the operator’s brand....

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22 Sep 2015
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