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In Berlin we have an old saying that can be roughly translated to ‘If you come in, you can look out!’ – I’m happy you found the way to my personal blog – welcome!

Carolin currently pursues her master’s degree in Human Factors at Technical University Berlin. The last year she spend in New York City and Singapore to get some new perspectives. Back in Berlin, she decided to share her thoughts on human-computer interaction and human-machine interaction with a broader audience and started to tell tales of men and machine.

Carolin, the brain behind Of Men & Machines

This blog is ALL Human Factors and covers various aspects of the intersection of men and machines. Human Factors is a discipline that makes use of psychological and physiological knowledge to increase the safety, productivity and comfort in human-machine systems. With an increase of technology in our daily lives, the number of interactions between humans and technical systems exploded and broadened the field of Human Factors. The topics I discuss in this blog may range from AI, Human Factors in Aerospace, Human-Computer Interaction and Safety to User Experience, Self-Driving Cars, Smartphone Use and Robotics. I do not aim to draw the big, exhaustive picture of Human Factors but rather building a mosaic of small tales related to the field.

I created this blog for fun. That means, I’m still working on getting GDPR right so please don’t sue me. I think it’s only fair that you can find a menu item in the footer to delete all you data with only a few clicks (this progressive step was never mentioned in any WP tutorial ^^). I do not use any affiliate links or advertisement. All opinions in the articles are mine and some might be right, some wrong and hopefully all of them funny. By now you might have noticed that I’m not a English native speaker but writing in English seems to be more inclusive to me. Please forgive me spelling and grammar mistakes or odd sentences in general. I’ll look for a spell checker soon. By the way, spell checker in German is Rechtschreibprüfprogramm and I think that this example demonstrates pretty well my decision. 🙂

You can always contact me via hello@ofmenandmachines.com if you have questions, comments or just want to say ‘hi!’.