Human Factors Weekly News
Welcome to the Human Factors Cast Weekly News Roundup, a weekly roundup of all news related to Human Factors, Psychology, Design, and Technology as it relates to humans. These stories are selected as potential topics for Human Factors Cast's weekly podcast. Want this in your RSS/Feed reader? Grab our RSS Feed here.
We're back again from our short week off. It looks like while we were gone, a lot happened! From autonomous vehicles standards, to trusting consumer reviews, all the way to mental health in extreme isolation. There's a multitude of stories for anyone this week, let's dive in.
(Editor's Note: Yes, we did get cheeky by inserting our worst review we've received into the thumbnail of this image. Do you trust it? Is it a top review? Let's test out one of the top news stories this week.)
Our Top News Stories
These consist of news stories that we feel have enough substance to them to justify a 20-30 minute segment on the podcast. Our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show from these types of news stories.
- IEEE Standard Will Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer
- Study finds top reviews, not average ratings, sway consumer decision-making
- Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat shows wellbeing sessions can improve mental health in extreme isolation
Human Factors News
These consist of news stories that have a human factors application, but may just be a brief one-liner (e.g. not a whole lot to talk about but cool enough for us to share).
- Physical and mental well-being of cobot workers: A scoping review using the Software-Hardware-Environment-Liveware-Liveware-Organization model
- The 11 Commandments of Hugging Robots
- Even in a virtual classroom, preschoolers can gain reading skills
- Trainee teachers made sharper assessments about learning difficulties after receiving feedback from AI
- SpaceX’s first all-private space crew just landed on the ISS
- Okay, Here Are 2022’s Most Futuristic April Fools’ Jokes