David Carr: Unexpected Anomie in the Bagging Area
David Carr reflects on socio-technical system design and Scotland's industrial future
MY profession is Ergonomics, also known as 'human factors'. This is the discipline which addresses the needs of people within the design of technological systems.
This begs the question, what do people need? Because of who pays ergonomists' wages, the needs we satisfy are - generally - 'to make money' and/or 'to achieve a military effect'. Where do our needs fit in?