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SEMINAR 18th Feb: Tony Easty - The Development of a Human Factors-Informed Approach to Improving Health Care Safety in Canada

Publication date:

Wednesday, 18th Feb 3pm, Chadwick 2.18

Abstract:

In this talk, I will trace the origins of the application of human factors methods to issues of patient safety in health care in Canada, giving the background to safety issues and the gradual introduction of a human factors-informed approach in several jurisdictions. I will provide examples of projects that have been undertaken and will talk about the spectrum of activities presently underway.

SEMINAR 11th Feb: Kristina Höök - Designing for Somaesthetics

Publication date:

Wednesday, 11th Feb 3pm, Chadwick 2.18

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SEMINAR 4th Feb: Petr Slovak – Supporting learning of social and emotional skills by digital technology [CANCELLED]

Publication date:

Wednesday, 4th Feb 3pm, Chadwick 2.18

Abstract:

I will discuss a series of on-going projects in which we aim to understand how digital technology can facilitate the development and learning of social and emotional skills. Drawing on recent results to be presented at CHI'15 and CSCW'15, I will emphasise two specific case studies. In the first, we cooperate with a MSc. counselling program at the University of Nottingham to explore how feedback of bio-signals and other data can be used to support the training of student counsellors. The second then focuses on how technology can facilitate social and emotional skills learning more broadly, working in collaboration with researchers and developers of 'Social and Emotional Learning' (SEL) curricula in educational psychology. These curricula are already deployed in over 40% of primary schools within US, as part of prevention programs for both in-risk and general populations, thus providing an opportunity for an interesting test-bed for new technologies in this space.

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