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Human Factors Cast

Human Factors Cast

Take a deeper look into the human element in our ever changing digital world. Human Factors Cast is a podcast that investigates the sciences of psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. Hosted by Nick Roome and Blake Arnsdorff.

Recent Episodes

Safety In Waste Collection Occupations | Human Factors Minute | #TeamSeas Bonus Episode

Nov. 23, 2021

Safety is a large concern in waste collection as it has a higher than average fatal injury rate when compared to industry.

Guest: Matteo Vinci

E226 - How Can We Make Self-Driving Cars More Human-Friendly?

Nov. 19, 2021

Recorded live on November 18th, 2021, hosted by Nick Roome, &  Barry Kirby.

Guest: Barry Kirby

Climate Ergonomics | Human Factors Minute | #TeamSeas Bonus Episode

Nov. 16, 2021

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human F…

E225 - Should We Trust Computers Over Our Doctor's Expertise?

Nov. 12, 2021

Recorded live on November 11th, 2021, hosted by Nick Roome, &  Barry Kirby.

Guest: Barry Kirby

Human Factors Cast + #TeamSeas | Human Factors Minute | Bonus Episode

Nov. 9, 2021

...and now for another Human Factors Minute! Hum…

Conference Coverage

ErgoX 2021 Preview | #ErgoX2021 | Bonus Episode

Nov. 9, 2021

Recorded on November 8th, 2021, hosted by Nick Roome.

Recent Blog Posts

Human Factors Weekly News (11/23/21)

Human Factors Weekly News   Our Top News Stories These consist of news stories that we feel have enough substance to them to justify a 20-30 minu…

Human Factors Weekly News (11/16/21)

Human Factors Weekly News   Our Top News Stories These consist of news stories that we feel have enough substance to them to justify a 20-30 minu…

Human Factors Cast Joins #TeamSeas!

Human Factors Cast has joined #TeamSeas alongside many popular content creators such as MrBeast and Mark Rober for a charity collaboration. #T…

About the Hosts

Nick Roome

Host/Producer

Nick is currently a Senior UX Researcher at Turvo in the Pacific Northwest, focused on developing innovative solutions and optimizing human performance for SaaS based supply chain logistics programs. Alongside colleague and friend, Blake Arnsdorff, Nick hosts and produces Human Factors Cast, a weekly podcast that investigates the sciences of human factors, psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. Nick’s other areas of interest include, but are not limited to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, systems engineering, and artificially intelligent systems.

Blake Arnsdorff

Co-Host

Blake is currently a UX Researcher at Facebook in San Diego California. Previously, Blake worked at Pacific Science & Engineering where he worked on bringing user-centered methods and design best practices to software systems of the United States Naval Fleet. He’s also taught for Design Lab, where he helps people learn the methods and science behind user experience in order to transition from their current career into the field of user experience. Alongside colleague and friend, Nick Roome, Blake co-hosts Human Factors Cast a weekly podcast, featuring news stories each week that highlight the importance of human factors considerations in design, development, and implementation of emerging technologies. Blake’s other areas of interest include design and development of web applications, virtual reality experiences, and mobile applications.

Katie Sabo

Digital Media Production Research Assistant

Katie Sabo is currently an undergraduate student working on her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at CSULB, graduating in May of 2022. She serves as the CSULB HFES Student Chapter Outreach Coordinator with a focus on projects to increase member benefits, such as cross-club collaborations, organization of information into a central hub, documentation of processes, and monthly newsletter. Katie's current Human Factors interests include human factors in health care and accessibility in design.

Kristen Brown

Digital Media Production Research Assistant

Kristen Brown is a second year Master of Science, Human Factors candidate at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and will be graduating May of 2022. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at CSULB in May of 2020. She has served as a member of the CSULB Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter for two years and is currently holding the position as Vice President. Her current Human Factors interests include robotics, cognitive factors related to decision making, memory and individual differences, human computer interaction, stress, and workload.

Rachel Greenberg

Editorial Designer

Rachel Greenberg is a recent graduate from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with a Bachelor of Arts in Design. Her passion lies in inclusive user-centered design and she hopes to work on ergonomic product designs in the future. Currently, Rachel provides formatting, image sourcing, and typography advising for the Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab as an Editorial Designer.

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