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Episode 52

HFESTG - Forensics

...and now for another Human Factors Minute! Members of the Forensics Professional Group are interested in all aspects of human factors as applied to litigation matters, both civil and criminal. FPGs goal is to bring ergonomic data and approaches to the investigation of losses influenced by design or by human limitations. Arguments may be presented on the degree to which a design meets current standards and known limitations and capabilities of the prospective users. The features and provisions for safety, instructions, and foreseeable misuses are also examined. The role of the expert witness in the judicial process differs from that of the ordinary witness in that an expert may give opinion testimony based on specialized knowledge and training, while a ordinary witness is restricted to specific information experienced or observed concerning the event under consideration. Anyone with knowledge in an area of practice well beyond that likely in a jury member may be declared by the Court to be an expert witness. However, an expert’s credentials are often important to judges and juries in their evaluation of whether the witness is qualified as an expert. Human factors/ergonomics professionals are often uniquely qualified to evaluate the interactions of people with machines and procedures. They are well prepared to apply the scientific data on operator performance in practical operating settings. Be sure to check out our main show at our official website: Support us on these platforms to get access to the entire Human Factors Minute library: Patreon: Buy us a coffee: Join us on Discord: Follow us: Human Factors Cast Merchandise Store: Follow us on Twitch: Follow us on YouTube: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Resources: Music by Kevin McLeod:

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Nick Roome

Nick is currently a Senior UX Researcher at Turvo in the Pacific Northwest, focused on developing innovative solutions and optimizing human performance for SaaS based supply chain logistics programs. Alongside colleague and friends, Blake Arnsdorff and Barry Kirby, Nick hosts and produces Human Factors Cast, a weekly podcast that investigates the sciences of human factors, psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. Nick’s other areas of interest include, but are not limited to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, systems engineering, and artificially intelligent systems.

Nick Started Human Factors Cast in early 2016 as a side-project. He believed that the way Human Factors concepts were being communicated is broken and saw a way to fix it. After getting initial traction, Nick moved to work on the Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab and began assembling a multi-disciplinary team to test out new concepts in Human Factors communication.