Category Archives: Humanistic Psychology

‘Human error’: The handicap of human factors, safety and justice

“Oh my God. I told those guys at safety that it was dangerous and one day we would lose concentration and pay for it. I already told those guys at safety that it was very dangerous! We are human and … Continue reading

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Why do we resist new thinking about safety and systems?

Something I have been thinking about for a while is the way that we look at safety and systems – the unstated assumptions and core beliefs. The paradigm and the related shared ideas about safety are little different now to … Continue reading

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Empathy: A core condition for humanistic design

Many involved in human-centred design (ergonomics, human factors, UX, interaction design, etc) have an internal or external consulting role. Much of the time is spent thinking about task/interaction design, user interfaces, work environment, and many technical and project management issues. … Continue reading

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