Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Week in EID - Episode 78

As you probably have noticed, we focused EID this week on the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society conference. The Proceedings are not up yet, but I will make sure to link to the specific papers when I can.

Monday and Tuesday’s posts came out before the conference started, so those posts are pre-con. Monday was about getting the most value from a conference. The source article was not from an HFES member, but I tried to focus the EID piece on the HFES meeting specifically. If anyone read it just before going to the conference, hopefully it was helpful.

Tuesday’s article was about game training and decision making bias. I was supposed to give a workshop on gamification at the conference on Monday, so the post was supposed to be on that. But my surgery got in the way. I think this was a good replacement for EID.

Wednesday covered the Tuesday conference keynote address by John Nance. He is a world renown speaker and showed why at the conference. He had lots of good anecdotes and videos to share. If you are interested in health care, safety, reliability and agile organizations, or aerospace, he is a good source.

Thursday covered the User Experience Day keynote address by Chris Pacione from LUMA Institute. His keynote was on design thinking. But rather than give the usual lecture, he broke everyone into teams and had us doing a problem framing exercise on the walls. We decided to ask forgiveness from the hotel afterwards rather than permission before because they have a rule against taping things to the walls. We used poster-sized post-it notes, so there was no damage or marks on the walls. No harm no foul, right?

Next week will feature some of the specific sessions at the conference. The award winning papers, the design prizes, the on-site competitions, and the other notable topics.  I look forward to writing them, so I hope you are looking forward to reading them.

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