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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, Blake Arnsdorff, and Barry Kirby.

Recent Episodes

Using Human-Centered Design for LGBTQIAP+ Health Care | Human Factors Minute | #pride Bonus Episode

June 28, 2022

Throughout the month of June, we will be releasing Human Factors Minutes focused on the intersection of Human Factors, HCI, UX, and the LGBTQIAP+ community. Guest Read by Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab member: Katie Sa…

HFES Presidential Town Hall (June 2022) | Bonus Episode

June 24, 2022

Join us on Friday, June 24 at 1pm ET for our next HFES Presidential Town Hall. HFES President Christopher Reid and HFES President-Elect Carolyn Sommerich will be joined by Thomas Albin and Farzan Sasangohar along with Human …

E249 - Let's Talk About Google's Sentient AI

June 24, 2022

This week on the show, we talk about how a Google engineer claimed their AI was “Sentient” AI. We also answer some questions from the community about research Ethics and presenting information to the public, the pros and con…

Guest: Barry Kirby
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LGBTQ+ HFES Affinity Group | Human Factors Minute | #pride Bonus Episode

June 21, 2022

Throughout the month of June, we will be releasing Human Factors Minutes focused on the intersection of Human Factors, HCI, UX, and the LGBTQIAP+ community.

E248 - Is Society Ready For AI to Make Ethical Decisions?

June 17, 2022

This week on the show, we talk about a new study on society’s readiness for AI ethical decision making. We also answer some questions from the community about how to deal with ‘know it alls’, what to do in a horrible intervi…

Guest: Barry Kirby
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Designing for LGBTQIAP+ | Human Factors Minute | #pride Bonus Episode

June 14, 2022

Throughout the month of June, we will be releasing Human Factors Minutes focused on the intersection of Human Factors, HCI, UX, and the LGBTQIAP+ community.

Recent Blog Posts

Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (June 2022)

Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (June 2022)  Welcome to the Human Factors Cast Monthly News Roundup, a monthly roundup of all news related to Hu…

Human Factors Cast Pride 2022

Happy pride month! To celebrate, Human Factors Cast will be releasing various audio based content, as well as some other non-audio content on the inters…

Human Factors Weekly News (06/28/22)

Human Factors Cast news, audio, and podcasts. View the latest news and latest top stories in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering, UX, UX Research, UX …

About the Hosts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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