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13:15 - 13:55 3 November 2011

Lunch Hour Lecture: When technology design provokes errors


Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed vial Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Ann Blandford, UCL Interaction Centre,

Did you ever forget your chip & pin card in a card reader? Leave the original on a photocopier? Send an email to the wrong person from your address book? The way technology is designed can make errors more or less likely. Most everyday examples are just annoying; if a pilot or a nurse makes similar errors in the course of their work, the consequences can be much more serious. This talk will discuss some of the causes of these errors and how the design of technology can provoke or mitigate them.

This lecture marks World Usability Day on 10 Nov


Dan Martin
020 3108 3840 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


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