Tag: human factors


Just What Time Is It Anyway?

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Oct 2015

Just What Time Is It Anyway?

The clocks are changing this weekend. Daylight savings and the semi-annual changing of time always reminds me of the one time, in 1988, when I almost missed my plane due to human error. The “human” meaning, of course, me. I arrived for my flight with more than an hour to...

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Adapting to Different Platforms

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Aug 2015

Adapting to Different Platforms

Recently I heard about yet another tragic death of someone falling onto a subway track. It amazes me that this still happens and that no sure-fire preventative measures are out there to eliminate these senseless deaths. Not too long afterward, I had cause to use the free train provided from...

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Being Selective with Usability

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Jul 2015

Being Selective with Usability

As a company we believe that people are the most important part of any system. As a result, we usually strive to make systems easier, safer, and more comfortable for human users. However, it’s not always that straightforward. Sometimes, you may want a system to be easily accessible to one...

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May 2015

One Giant LEAP for the Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have posted a video on YouTube promoting Defence Research and Development Canada’s CAN-LEAP combat mobility course. This course was developed by HSI® in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), by using feedback from operations to design realistic obstacles with advanced sensors to quantify...

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May 2015

Considering Human Factors in Military R&D: A Body Armour Example

In military research and development, we often come across equipment specifications that have to be met to resolve technical issues and keep pace with the capabilities of other nations. Because new and exciting technologies are developed at an unprecedented rate, it’s easy to focus on the technological attributes of new...

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A System for Making Choices

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Apr 2015

A System for Making Choices

Life is a series of choices. Some are simple, such as deciding to take an umbrella with you on a cloudy day forecast for showers. Others, however – such as which refrigerator to purchase from a wide selection of colour, configuration, brands, benefits and prices – are not. When trying...

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