Here are some more human factors-related items that have crossed my blog reader:
- Twitter is hot! Oprah recently twittered on her show and apparently fell victim to a usability problem: the update button was non-obvious so she never posted her tweet (Touch usability)
- Fellow HFE blog Real World Usability will be posting updates of the Ergonomics Society Conference via Twitter
- A night at the hospital from the patient’s point of view. Grad student Kathleen Von Eron-Sherman documents her experiences in the hospital through human factors-colored glasses (unfortunately this article is behind a pay wall or you can visit your local library).
- The newly introduced Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 mandates that hybrid vehicles (which are whisper quiet) include noise to make them more apparent to pedestrians (AutoBlog)