The summer is over, as we are reminded by the drop in temperatures and the wet window panes, and it is time to get bring the experiences and explorations gained under the sun back into perspective and use what we learned while having fun.
Just before the summer holidays factors held the #UrbanFactorisation Launch event on the 21st of July. The event took place at The Work Foundation and was supported by the NCUB, the London Fusion and the European Union @NCUBtweets @Londonfusion The event brought the factorisation methodology and the human factors front and centre into our cities through the talks and walk that happened on the day. In the morning we had a wonderful panel of speakers including Barry Sheerman MP @BarrySheerman, Ben Bummer MP @ben4ipswich Cathy Garner, Philip Ternouth, Ann Marie Aguillar and Samar Héchaimé. The afternoon walk was an urban factorisation lab around the St James’ park area with the attendance taking part in a user immersion workshop, showcasing one of the toolkits in the methodology.
It was an amazing event that was described by the attendees as entertaining and enlightening.
In this post you can download the Urban Factorisation Findings report that came out of the event. It contains the original manifesto, the event description, as well as the findings and the recommendations that came out of the afternoon walk/ workshop. This methodology is not restricted to urban settings but can be applied in workplaces and environments, healthcare, education spaces and all kinds of collaborative spaces.