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June 5, 2018

Human Factors Cast E093 - Robot Butlers, Designing for Evil, and Hololens Accessibility

Human Factors Cast E093 - Robot Butlers, Designing for Evil, and Hololens Accessibility

Today is June 4th, 2018 and it's an all new Huma…


Today is June 4th, 2018 and it's an all new Human Factors Cast hosted by Nick Roome with Blake Arnsdorff & Elyse Hallett. HUMAN FACTORS NEWS California will allow autonomous cars to pick up passengers https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/01/california-allow-autonomous-cars-pick-up-passengers/ Researchers Are Training a Robot Butler to Do the Chores You Hate in a Sims-Inspired Virtual House https://gizmodo.com/researchers-are-training-a-robot-butler-to-do-the-chore-1826418495/amp 50,000 Las Vegas Workers Are Ready to Go on Strike Over Fears of Robots Taking Their Jobs https://gizmodo.com/50-000-las-vegas-workers-are-ready-to-go-on-strike-over-1826474028/amp Students confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/29/students-confront-the-unethical-side-of-tech-in-designing-for-evil-course/ HoloLens acts as eyes for blind users and guides them with audio prompts https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/29/hololens-acts-as-eyes-for-blind-users-and-guides-them-with-audio-prompts/ IT CAME FROM REDDIT Question for folks who use SUS.. https://www.reddit.com/r/userexperience/comments/8l3347/question_for_folks_who_use_sus/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/humanfactorscast Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/humanfactorscast Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HFactorsPodcast Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFactorsCast Follow us on Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/HumanFactorsCast Our official website: https://www.humanfactorscast.com Follow Nick: https://www.twitter.com/Nick_Roome Follow Blake: https://www.twitter.com/DontPanicUX Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/hfcast/shared_invite/enQtMjQ0MDY3NDAzNzk5LWM2YzJlOGFiNDAwMjBhYTA5ZTNiNGMyZTQ5MzY0NDE0YTVhNTdhNDE3YzM1NjM4ZDg2Y2FmYzRmNmNjYTdmYmQ 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. As an online source for human factors, psychology, and design news, Human Factors Cast is your essential resource for new, exciting stories in the field.

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Elyse Hallett

Guest Host / Field Correspondent

As a recent Master's graduate student in Human Factors, I am passionate about improving the quality of life for people by targeting the areas they themselves deem most important. This can be through the domain of healthcare, by helping the professionals who help patients through effective interventions that ultimately enhance the efficiency of procedures and reduce the stress within the operating room. This can be through the domain of accessibility, by improving the usability of tools that end users ultimately rely on to perform certain activities on the computer. This can be through training, by running simulations of certain complex systems (e.g. the National Airspace System). Whatever the domain, the goal is still the same: To be an advocate for the end user by shifting the spotlight away from technology and focusing once more on who will actually be using it.