The Human-Technology Podcast

The Human-Technology Podcast

Don't Stand so Close to Me: About Closeness and Distance

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Technology is very close to us, it gets on us. Or even into the body. That has advantages, makes sense, creates value. But it also creates a dull, negative feeling, insecurity, and fear. Using three automotive technologies as examples, two of which generate or use closeness, one distance, I discuss the closeness-distance relationship between humans and technology.

Thinking Fast and Slow

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Thinking Fast and Slow is the main publication by Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman. It is on the topics of thinking, decision making, and acting. For our brain, it defines the fast and imprecise system 1 and the analytical, slow system 2. I have extracted three theses from the book and analyze how they can influence the development of technology.

Human and Rolling Robot: On Automated Driving

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Automated driving, self-driving vehicles, and, at the end of the day, rolling robots that autonomously manage entire routes are some of the visions of the future and are some of the major megatrends in the automotive industry. The different levels of automation are defining how the relationship between people and technology, between driver and vehicle, is designed.
Based on SAE levels 0 to 5, I will discuss how HMIs, vehicle interiors, and how the relationship between driver and vehicle changes.

Four Industrial Revolutions: On the Relationship between Humans and Machines - Episode 2

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The first industrial revolution started in England at the end of the 18th century. Agrarian societies turned into industrial societies, the foundations for the highly technological world of today had been created. I analyze the industrial revolutions from 1 to 4, their effects on the relationship between people and technology, and what that means for HMIs (human-machine interfaces). This episode discusses the third and fourth industrial revolutions.

Four Industrial Revolutions: On the Relationship between Humans and Machines - Episode 1

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The first industrial revolution started in England at the end of the 18th century. Agrarian societies turned into industrial societies, the foundations for the highly technological world of today had been created. I analyze the industrial revolutions from 1 to 4, their effects on the relationship between people and technology, and what that means for HMIs (human-machine interfaces). This episode discusses the first and second industrial revolutions.

We Need to Know Everything about Humans to Design Technology - Episode 2

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We need to know everything about humans to design technology. And not vice versa. When looking at the relationship between humans and technology, the focus is often on technology. What is good, what is bad, what works, and what does not? And it's about the interaction, what happens between the two parties. This week like in the last, I'll take a closer look at humans. From a very special perspective. I mirror technology and HMIs against the theses of Yuval Noah Harari as he puts them up in his book "A Brief History of Humankind". A 30,000 feet flight through 70,000 years of human history and what it tells us for our future.

We Need to Know Everything about Humans to Design Technology - Episode 1

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We need to know everything about humans to design technology. And not vice versa. When looking at the relationship between humans and technology, the focus is often on technology. What is good, what is bad, what works, and what does not? And it's about the interaction, what happens between the two parties. This week and the next, I'll take a closer look at humans. From a very special perspective. I mirror technology and HMIs against the theses of Yuval Noah Harari as he puts them up in his book "A Brief History of Humankind". A 30,000 feet flight through 70,000 years of human history and what it tells us for our future.

Get Going! User Centered Design Process: Creation - Episode 2

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This is episode two of two. If you have not heard the first episode you may return to last week and listen to it first!
Designing an HMI, GUI, interface solution is in some parts a highly creative process, and I'm some parts following a strict procedure. After collecting the relevant data, the knowledge shall be turned into some concept. In this episode, I'm describing the steps required to get a solution with perfect usability and user experience.

Get Going! User Centered Design Process: Creation - Episode 1

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Designing an HMI, GUI, interface solution is in some parts a highly creative process, and I'm some parts following a strict procedure. After collecting the relevant data, the knowledge shall be turned into some concept. In this episode and the next one, I'm describing the steps required to get a solution with perfect usability and user experience.

About this podcast

It's about the relationship between humans and technology, about the design of technology. It's about how we can get our lives back by dropping technology addiction. Technology has two big problems: it's difficult to access and it's addicting. I want to make my listeners' lives better by opening their eyes to the design and use of technology. My goal is to change the way you look at the world and make it a better place.

by Dr. Peter Roessger

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