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'sweekly podcast. Want this in your RSS/Feed reader? Grab our RSS Feed here.
One last news roundup for us this month as we'll be taking a much needed summer hiatus next week. Last up for May we have stories all about construction safety, tech for detecting users’ emotions on a very popular virtual meeting software, and giving companies a comptetitive advantage by making sure employees have a 'good' day. Let's jump right in...
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. OurPatreonsdecide which topics we discuss on the show from these types of news stories.
- Construction Safety and Phasing Plans
- Experts Alarmed by Zoom’s Tech for Detecting Users’ Emotions
- Making sure workers have a 'good' day gives companies a competitive advantage
- In-person socialization down, but social media isn't to blame, researcher says
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).
- Highway Infrastructure Inspection Practices for the Digital Age
- Federal Funding Uncertainty in State, Local, and Regional Departments of Transportation: Impacts, Responses, and Adaptations
- Considering the Unbanked in Cashless Fare Payment at Point of Service for Bus/Demand-Response Services
- Implementation of Subsurface Utility Engineering for Highway Design and Construction
- Climate change likely to reduce the amount of sleep that people get per year
- Difficult–Easy or Easy–Difficult— Does It Affect Response Distributions?
- How not to do accessible design
- Considering accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities and differences
- AI’s role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond (Paywall)
Peer Reviewed Human Factors Journal Articles (Paywalled)
These consist of human factors related peer reviewed journal articles that require a paywall to see.
- Erratum to “Calibration of Trust in Automated Driving: A Matter of Initial Level of Trust and Automated Driving Style?”
- Modality Changes in Vigilance Displays: Further Evidence of Supramodal Resource Depletion in Vigilance
- Viewership Motivations of Live Game Streaming Via Over-the-Top Apps: Measurement Scale Development and Validation
- Does Computer-Mediated Communication Competence Enrich Social Capital? The Mediating Role of Social Networks Sites
- Science Gamers, Citizen Scientists, and Dabblers: Characterizing Player Engagement in Two Citizen Science Games
- Integrating Transparency, Trust, and Acceptance: The Intelligent Systems Technology Model (ISTAM)
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