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The Nightmare That Is The Cotton Candy Machine

on Human Factors

by Molly A. Campbell

3 days, 9 hours ago

Two summers ago I worked at a snack shack, where I took customers orders, ran the cash register, as well as prepared the food. We sold almost any junk food you could think of, as well as my least favorite menu […]

A Missed Opportunity: My Branded Packaging Experience Unboxing Amazon’s Echo Dot

on Design through the Human Factors Lens

by Blake M. Williams

3 days, 9 hours ago

Branded Packaging Experience First, let’s talk about the importance of having a pleasant unboxing experience. Shopify calls this experience “branded packaging experience” and defines it as “a thoughtful selectio […]

The Human Factors of Data Visualization

on Owen's Human Factors Blog

by Owen Searls

3 days, 9 hours ago

The most common examples of applications of the field of human factors and ergonomics usually have to do with issues of engineering or design, but the same set of tools and principals that can be used to improve […]

Subway Maps: Inaccurate Yet Extremely Useful

on Mary Kate's Experience with Human Factors

by Mary K. Kelley

3 days, 10 hours ago

A few months ago, I came across a series of gifs comparing cities' subway maps to the actual geography of the subway. My curiosity was sparked. It had never occurred to me that subway maps were inaccurate. The […]

Safe Patient Handling

on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care Settings

by Mairav E. Aloni

3 days, 11 hours ago

One of the major points in discussing human factors and ergonomics in a healthcare setting is the aspect of patient handling. Safe patient handling is necessary for both the patient and the nurse or caregiver of […]