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So… You think you established a culture of safety?

  “We didn’t make any big changes. We just made a little tweak… Users won’t notice.” “It’s the latest technology! What could possibly go wrong?” “People already know how to use it. We don’t really need to retrain them.”   Sound familiar? Then, when something...

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Who’s missing from your expert witness line-up?

  There’s no question that an expert witness can play a critical role in the courtroom. Expert witnesses are often asked to evaluate and offer opinions in cases on a multitude of subjects including engineering, medicine, safety, marketing, and accident...

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A Case For Human Factors In Medicine: Garbage-Can Bleed Out

 Over the past few years, we’ve written several blogs about medical errors and how human factors in medicine can help prevent them from happening. We often see stories in the news about patient safety issues that lead to harm and death, and we use our blogs to provide...

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You are NOT your users.

 “This product is going to change the world.”You’re a product designer, and your brain has been playing this mantra on repeat.“People are going to love it. Why wouldn’t they? I love it.”Of course you do. You’ve spent countless days and sleepless nights developing it....

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Why you’ll never innovate without user experience design

 Innovation. Google the definition of the word, and you'll see this: "a new method, idea, product, etc." And yes, that's exactly what innovation is supposed to be. It's a new and useful means to solve real world problems for people. It makes our lives better - like...

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Yes, sometimes a bad user experience is the goal!

  Do you realize how deeply your life is intertwined with technology? You live in a world where you can check the news, weather and your email from the comfort of your zero-gravity bed each morning. Once you get up, your smart thermostat can cool your room to...

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Flight safety depends on human centered design

  Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Lion Air Flight 610. Two Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes. 346 lives lost. As human factors experts in flight safety, we’ve been pouring over the seemingly endless amount of daily news stories concerning these tragedies. And what we’ve...

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Sophic Synergistics Partners With Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute
Sophic Synergistics, LLC is proud to announce that we have partnered with Texas Medical Center’s TMC Innovation Institute (TMCx).
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Open Collaboration
A Problem Solving Strategy That Is Redefining NASA’s Innovative Spirit
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Investment in Open Service Providers
NASA’s Innovative Strategy for Solving Space Exploration Challenges
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Lunar and Mars Exploration
The Autonomy Factor
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Use of Cautions and Warnings in International Space Station Procedures
When Too Much Information Becomes Risky
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Habitability and Human Factors
Lessons Learned In Long Duration Space Flight
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