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How wayfinding can support security at major events

How wayfinding can support security at major events

We will be talking about how good wayfinding can support security at major events, as well as enhance spectator experience, at the Security Expo 2016 this November.  We are part of the Major Events conference at Olympia London. Based on the experience of our Head of Wayfinding, Chris Girling, from his work at LOCOG on the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, we will talk about how...

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

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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Medtech Ireland

MedTech Design conference lessons

CCD attended the IEHF Medical Device Design Workshop, last week, hosted at the Design Council. The workshop was full of interesting insights from excellent speakers and gave an opportunity to network and share usability and testing advice with other professionals working in the MedTech field. It was good to see the diverse breadth of experience and backgrounds of the professionals attending and shows the impact...

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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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CCD helps Hovertravel create the world’s most passenger – centric hovercraft

Hovertravel’s new craft, the Solent Flyer and Island Flyer, have been created using the expertise of design and human factors consultancy CCD to ensure that passengers are at the heart of the finished design.  The results of CCD’s strategy have assisted Hovertravel to improve its passenger experience. Additionally, CCD reviewed the end to end passenger journey by looking at all passenger touchpoints from online ticket...

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Example concept design for classroom

CCD commissioned to design training centre interior

CCD, working in collaboration with AV specialists HyperSphere, have been commissioned to completely revamp the main training centre for an oil & gas company in Saudi Arabia. We are working to renew the interior spaces and integrate the technology into the classroom environments whilst providing increased flexibility in how the spaces are used by both instructors and students. HyperSphere, UK based global technology solutions provider, will be responsible...

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New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

It was great to see the new control room at London Bridge Station go live in May.  CCD supported the design of the room as part of our work on the redevelopment of the station with WSP and Grimshaws. We helped the project with a participatory design process for the room through running a full scale mock-up trial with the Network Rail operations team along with the...

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Talking about human factors changing transport thinking at Imagine Festival

Talking about human factors changing transport thinking at Imagine Festival

The Imagine Festival is hosted by the Transport Systems Catapult to bring people working in technology and transport to explore new ideas and help drive innovation. The event includes presentations from industry leaders, networking opportunities and an exhibition of new and innovative transport technologies.  The Festival runs from 14th to 15th June 2016 David Watts will be at the Festival talking about how human factors...

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Mike Stearn Shorts Day

Mike Stearn Shorts Day

Today is the 2nd annual Mike Stearn Shorts Day where we remember our friend and colleague Mike, who died this time last year. For those who didn’t know him, Mike was always in shorts, whatever the weather.  So today everyone at CCD does the same…and how appropriate that it is cold and chucking it down! We’re also remembering him by making a donation to Bloodwise...

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Victoria and Albert Museum appoints CCD for holistic wayfinding design

Victoria and Albert Museum appoints CCD for holistic wayfinding design

The V&A, known the world-over as the leading museum of art and design, has appointed CCD, the human-factors led design consultancy, to create a new wayfinding strategy following an extensive selection process.  The appointment will see CCD undertake an in-depth programme of research to understand how different visitors and staff see, interact with and understand the building and will use those views to develop and...

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