Tag: human factors


Influencing modal shift in transport systems

Influencing modal shift in transport systems

Sometimes to get people to make different choices about how they travel you have to make things easy for passengers.  This usually means think about transport in a connected way and looking at what people need and want and what might be barriers. So great example here from Germany.  Cyclists often use another mode of transport as part of their journey – interaction with trams...

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Online passwords – failing to match human behaviour?

A great article in The Guardian on Saturday about online passwords, what a nightmare they have become for all of us and how our natural response is making the job of the hacker easier – http://gu.com/p/3aptz The interesting point it makes is how the requirements placed on users to have more complex passwords (mix of cases, including non-alphanumerics, etc) means that most of us, in a...

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Conferences are coming…

Just a bit of news that CCD staff are presenting at four conferences in the next few months First of all, Adam Parkes is presenting on our SAMMIE work at a seminar at IMechE titled “Human factors in 3D – humans in engineering design“.  If you want to go, get your skates on as it is next week (2nd October). Then David Watts will be...

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Rewarding ergonomics excellence – Ergonomics Design Award call for entries

The 2013 Ergonomics Design Award has launched, with entries being accepted until November 30th.  This is the third year the Award has run and the Institute of Ergonomics And Human Factors is expecting an even greater number of high quality entries than in previous years – last year entries increased by almost 50%. CCD design and Ergonomics Chairman and lead judge John Wood says, “In...

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