How To Be Safe! The Dr Seuss Way! One of the wonders of fallibility (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/ ) is learning through trial and error. Trial and … [Read more...] about How To Be Safe! The Dr Seuss Way!
What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety? We learned recently in the trial of Ben Roberts-Smith that a photo of him wearing the ‘crusaders symbol’ was doctored by the Department of Defence in 2011. … [Read more...] about What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety?
One of the lessons of the Black Lives Matter Movement is that symbols matter. With symbols comes power. Recently, we have seen statues torn down … [Read more...] about It’s Only a Symbol
We live by myths and metaphors and some of the myths and metaphors we use in risk are unhelpful. We construct guiding principles that we live by (myths-symbols) and express those myth-symbols in … [Read more...] about Visual Perception and the Camera Metaphor
Symbols Matter We learnt this week that symbols matter. The unprecedented protest of signatures on change.org this week (Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron) demonstrates this. In less that … [Read more...] about Symbols Matter
Vision Can’t Come from Safety Compliance One of the spin offs, trade-offs and by-products of Vision Zero is a lack of vision. The idea of vision comes from more than just seeing something but rather … [Read more...] about Vision Can’t Come from Safety Compliance
How to use signs, symbols and text effectively in communicating about risk The power of symbols and signs to communicate to the subconscious was first systematised by Goebells in 1937. The power and … [Read more...] about How to use signs, symbols and text effectively in communicating about risk
Its All In The Sign A brilliant essay by Max Geyer, submitted as part of his study for the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk - published here with his permission: Norretranders … [Read more...] about Its All In The Sign