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Oct. 1, 2021

Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (September 2021)

Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (September 2021)

Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (September 2021) 

We're back with another one of our monthly news roundups!

If you're curious at all as to how we find and sort through this news, join Nick on Twitch for his office hours, every Monday from 4:00PM-5:00PM Pacific, 7:00PM-8:00PM Eastern.

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Conference Coverage

This month, we had the pleasure of attending two conferences!

Check out our coverage of UXPA where we catch up with Christy Harper to hear about her experience at the conference, and how it compares with past events (pre-covid).

We also had the opportunity to attend Neuroergonomics Conference. In our preview episode, Nick and Blake look over the program and discuss the things they're interested in. 

Once Neuroergonomics Conference was over, we had a chance to sit down with some of our Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab members and one of the co-chairs of the conference, Lewis Chuang, to discuss their experiences at the conference, as well as some of their key takeaways.

Top News

These consist of news stories that we have featured on our weekly podcast. If you are not familiar with the show, we let our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show each week from these types of news stories.

Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots

Key mental abilities can actually improve during aging

New Model for Solving Novel Problems Uses Mental Map

Emoji are proposed as a powerful way for patients and doctors to communicate

Human Factors News

These consist of news stories that we have not covered on the show, but are still worthy of sharing!

Aerospace Systems / Aviation


Augmented Cognition

Children's Issues

Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making


Health Care

Human-AI-Robot Teaming

Occupational Ergonomics

Perception and Performance

Product Design

Surface Transportation / Travel

Usability and System Evaluation

Virtual Environments


Weekly News Roundups (September 2021)