Design Errors

  • Discussion
Photograph of a man and a woman sitting on a stage, in conversation. In front of them is an audience.
Packed Lunch discussion in the Forum, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

What role does design play in the mistakes we make? Join human factors researcher Dominic Furniss to learn about his work to reduce human error through better design and procedures, from everyday things to hospitals and chemical plants.

Please note that this event is taking place in the Reading Room, so food and drink will need to be enjoyed elsewhere before or after the event.

About your speaker

Photograph of Dominic Furniss

Dominic Furniss

Dominic Furniss is a human factors researcher who is especially interested in usability and design, and human reliability and adaptation.


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.