Climate Change is probably the most significant challenge we, as a species, face today and given that it is widely agreed that Humans are accelerating climate change, then it makes sense that Humans are in a prime position to do something about it. Human Factors and Ergonomics are often seen as the “glue” that can hold many projects together to deliver successful outcomes, and Barry Kirby is leading a drive to apply HF/E principles to empower organizations, government and individuals to be able to take practical and real steps to make a difference. This talk will highlight the rationale behind the work, the application of behavior change principles, what has been done so far and what is being planned in the future. Most importantly, it provides handrails that people can use to make their own changes, to take their first steps.
Barry Kirby BEng(Hons), C.ErgHF, FCIEHF, MIET
Barry is a Human Factors practitioner and has over 20 years’experience in the Defence domain. He has a broad range of experience ofHuman Factors-focussed research and development in: military ethos, cultureand values; HCI design across the land, air and maritime domain; militarytraining domain, including live synthetic training blends, distributed trainingand simulations and its impacts on stability. He also has a keen interest inthe application of IOT and Smart Communities. Barry is a Fellow and acouncil member for the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors anda member of the steering group for the Industry/MOD HFI liaison group. Heis host of the podcast: “1202 - The Human Factors podcast”, as well as a guestco-host on “Human Factors Cast”.