Women in tech need employer action not International Women’s day lip service

Women in Tech face disadvantage

Women in Tech: What should companies be doing instead of paying lip-service to International Women’s day? Young women in tech might initially have a rosy outlook on the world they have entered, but this can change quickly. Here are some of the questions I was asked by my employer when I applied to reduce my hours after the birth of my first … Read More

Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas

This week I had the pleasure of taking part in the Big Ideas day run by Solutions for the Planet with Year 8 students from St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College in Bradford. Solutions for the Planet is a social enterprise, working with businesses, schools and communities to promote education for sustainable development, social enterprise, and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers … Read More

Brain Scanning User Research

Inspired Usability is working with Unitive Design & Analysis on an Innovate UK funded feasibility study (see the press release here). As a user researcher I often get a chance to observe the use of medical devices and talk to the clinicians and patients who interact them. In order to get firsthand experience of a MEG scanner I volunteered to take part in part … Read More

Quantum Brain Imaging

Inspired Usability is proud to be involved in this exciting project with UDA. It’s not often you get a brain scan as part of your user research strategy but that is the plan.  See link for more details

A good start to 2017

I just received news that my application to become a Registered member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors has been approved first time. I am now officially a “Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist” and add the post-nominal C.ErgHF to my name. My application included a logbook describing 15 different projects representing key Human Factors work I … Read More

Welcome to Inspired Usability

Inspired Usability

Inspired Usability website launch Welcome to our new website. We hope you enjoy having a look around. We look forward to hearing your comments. We will be posting articles and information on our blog about Human Factors and User research over time.