TEDxRiverTawe Event

On Saturday 11th May The Waterfront Museum, Swansea hosted the TEDx event which featured inspiring and insightful talks from a variety of professionals and guest speakers both local and regional.

Speakers included Professors Rory Wilson and Harold Thimbleby from the College of Science, Swansea University.

Professor Rory Wilson shares his passion for animal movement using new approaches through his talk on 'Reading runes in animal movement'. He discussed new approaches for elucidating animal movement using state-of-the-art animal-attached tags and new, clever software for visualizing data. "Animal movements are complex and hard to appreciate, but clever ways to turn movements over time into animal ‘script’ written in the environment reveals their intricacy and beauty and ultimately allows us to find out what things are important to animals and what are not.” Watch the talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu-g7rZeV50&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Professor Harold Thimbleby presented a talk on 'Bad design to die for'. Many computerized devices in hospitals have bad user interfaces, which encourage and cause errors. Instead of blaming nurses when things go wrong, we ought to be improving design.

For more information, go to http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/7875 and https://www.facebook.com/events/179871288803450/?fref=ts

Have a look at some videos on http://www.ted.com

For information on TED events please contact: Chris Davies - event co-ordinator
07963 149278 - TEDxRiverTawe@hotmail.com