Human-centred design in engineering with Laurie Bowman
Season 2, Episode #14
See Laurie speak LIVE at WEC2019 in Melbourne
Friday 22 November 2019
11.17am in room 220
Mel speaks live – Wednesday 20 Nov @ 4.51pm
Dom speaks live – Thursday 21 Nov @ 1.47pm
Welcome Season 2 Episode 14
Laurie Bowman is a risk engineer who takes a moment to explain where the value in engineering truly comes from.
So where things are known and outcomes are known, there’s no real opportunity to strategise, to model scenarios and come up with solutions. So it’s where there’s risk and uncertainty. That’s where we extract value
He breaks down what soft skills engineer’s means…. Human-centerd design – what would be achieved when engineers put humans in the centre of their design.
Using their soft skills to work with people to understand their needs, their pain points…”
Extra discussions during the episode
Advice for future engineers: Remember you are working with people
Take the effort to understand your stakeholders really deeply and embrace opinions that it might be different to your own and engage in that process
Engineering item Laurie admires: Google Search
I think the amount that it has served people and the amount that we take it for granted now… it’s an absolutely awesome product.
Engineer Laurie admires: Dr Mehreen Faruqi
I’d never heard an engineer speak like that. It was truly unexpected and truly, truly remarkable
About Laurie Bowman
Laurie Bowman is a mechanical engineer who graduated from University of Queensland. He has forged a path in risk management and for the last 10 years he has been the principle of Synchrony. A company which specialises in quantitative techniques for risk management, helping client’s generate more value from their data.
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