SINTEF Digital Human Factor
Human factor is about understanding the interplay between technology, humans, and society. We use this knowledge to develop and evaluate computer systems suited to the needs and requirements of humans and society.
What role can ICT play in supporting unemployed youth in finding and maintaining jobs?
Smart help for phone users
The elderly may find that using a smartphone is difficult and incomprehensible, while the disabled may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way – and has found a solution to the problem.
Listening to roads before construction
They're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can.
Self-training to discourage the jobless from returning to the benefits system
Unemployed people who have spent long periods on benefit become passive, and surrender responsibility for their situation to others. Research is now being carried out to develop a system to help them obtain a sense of empowerment.