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  • Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/21/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    In recent years there has been a significant trend across various domains shifting from local to remote control. Remote control can have some relevant advantages, such as increased efficiency, safer working environments for operators, quickly switching between controlled objects, and reducing the logistical impact of autonomous operating systems. However, it significantly changes the operator role and introduces new human-machine interactions. Different ways of information presentations and a lack of auditive and tactile cues changes the way that people acquire situation awareness and can induce symptoms of motion sickness. Professor Szonya Durant will provide an overview of issues faced by remote operators called on to assist autonomous vehicles. She will discuss how to measure aspects of situation awareness and how interface displays can help improve situation awareness. Dr. Kay Stanney will provide a review of motion sickness theories and protocols they have developed to minimize adverse effects. Dr. Alan Hobbs will show how these human factors issues are addressed in the aim to operate Remotely Piloted Aircrafts routinely and safely in civilian airspace.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/26/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, a newly developed approach to drive and guide sustainable product design innovation will be presented: the Sustainable North Star. This approach combines different capabilities and expertise areas in one single process. From Lifecycle assessment to User Research and Value Chain Mapping. Through a tangible case study, this session will provide actionable guidance on how to define a long-term sustainable vision for a product, translate it into tangible proofs of concept and derive a roadmap from it. Find out more about this approach here: http://www.accenture.com/sustainablenorthstarguide

  • Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/11/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you an early-career faculty member, a post-doctoral researcher or a graduate student aiming for a career in academia and looking to apply for career development grants? Join the remote panel hosted by the HFES Mentorship Committee to learn from HFES members who have successfully secured career development grants from federal agencies. This webinar will provide a platform for networking, exchanging ideas, and receiving guidance on pursuing significant career development grants, such as the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program, DoD Young Investigator Program or NIH Research Career Development grants (K grants). Our panelists include Dr. Nathan McNeese, Clemson University, Dr. Natalie Benda, Columbia University, Dr. Matthew Bolton, University of Virginia, Dr. Ji-Eun Kim, University of Washington, Dr. Brandon Pitts, Purdue University. They will share their approaches and strategies for developing successful grant proposals. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil from Clemson University.

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    Everyone has a boss, even a CEO has a board that governs the top executive leader of a company. This is no different for design orgs; For design leaders this means understanding what it means to make your boss be successful while bringing the voice of the customer to the table. A design org could report into the CMO, COO, CPO, CTO and in some unique situations to the CEO. In all of these instances the objectives of the leaders can determine design org’s focus and outcomes. This may very well determine what it feels like to have a “seat at the table” or not. What does it take to elevate UX/CX to a high-level position from which it participates in the process of making decisions about the design of experiences? In his talk, TS Balaji will take a deep dive into what to do and what not to do in order to establish and maintain UX/CX as a function that is considered in corporate decisions that drive strategy and ultimately experiences for their customers and users. A key to success is looking outward while considering why a superior user experience is important and how it contributes to the mission of the company. The answers, in turn, must be constructed in the language understood by principal decision makers, and in many instances, you may use design to help achieve the objectives of the principal decision makers. Making your presence at the decision table to be persistent requires continuous research, experimentation and commitment to discover changing experiences needed by users and customers.

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    The Titans of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Virtual Symposium is a showcase of some of the premier researchers, practitioners, and academicians in HFES. These speakers will present on the foundational areas of the science of human factors and ergonomics and will provide their insights into the future of Human Factors/Ergonomics.

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    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), often stemming from ergonomic risk factors, are the largest category of workplace injuries in the United States. According to the 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, overexertion injuries (lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, or carrying objects) are the leading cause for disabling work-related injuries, costing businesses more than $58 billion every year. Additionally, according to NSC Injury Facts, in 2020, the U.S. private sector experienced 247,620 MSD injuries or illnesses resulting in days away from work. To address the significant risk of MSDs, the National Safety Council joined with a major industry partner in 2021 and created the MSD Solutions Lab. In this session, NSC researchers from the MSD Solutions Lab will provide an overview of the initiative and discuss work to date, including the outcome of their scoping review on MSD literature in identifying the challenges for research, innovation, and collaboration, and the building of an index for tracking organization performance to support research into practice. In summary, this session will highlight the MSD Solutions Lab initiatives by discussing current work and plans for future innovation, research, and practice to help ensure that all workplaces are free from MSDs and MSD risk so workers can thrive on and off the clock.

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    The better the automated systems are, the lower the situation awareness of the human operators and the less likely that they will be able to take over manual control when needed. This is one of the ironies of automation. At the same time, automated systems are rapidly growing in popularity in the oil and gas sector due to their many advantages, from reducing mistakes to improving efficiency. However, as the science from situation awareness has found, these systems introduce new challenges and risks. As a kickoff to the new MOU between the Society of Petroleum Engineers Human Factors Technical Section (SPE-HFTS) and HFES, two panelists—Dr. Mica Endsley and Dr. Marcin Nazaruk—will discuss how the science of situation awareness can be applied and translated to the complexities of the oil and gas sector. Dr. Endsley will introduce the “human-autonomy systems oversight model” presented in her paper, From Here to Autonomy. This was developed based on several decades of applied research that includes out-of-the-loop performance problems, monitoring, and trust, among many others. Dr. Nazaruk will present some of the design challenges in the oil and gas sector, which are currently being addressed through automation. The webinar will provide an opportunity to discover and discuss some key solutions for reducing the risk of human performance issues when interacting with autonomous systems, such as human-automation interface features, central automation interaction paradigms comprising levels of automation, adaptive automation, and granularity of control approaches.

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    Join a panel of mid- and senior-level career professionals who will share concerning: - Their paths to Human Factors, Ergonomics, and UX; - Glimpses into their day-to-day; - And advice for students/early-career professionals. Panelists: - Limor Hochberg, Bose - Shannon Kay O Brien, Thompson Reuters - Deborah Bowles, Target - Eileen Kohn, US Bank - Janet Creaser, Medtronic - Moderator: Adam Schwartz, Jamf