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Humans In The Loop: The Future of Design and Digital Manufacturing

01 Apr 2022

Sign up to attend on Thursday, 16 June

We are hosting an exciting cross-theme event online between the Digital Futures Human-Centred DesignIndustry 5.0, and Employment & Productivity themes.

As we move towards more sophisticated automation, it is increasingly important that everything we design has human understanding, behaviour and ethics at its centre. Researchers at the University are pioneering new methods for ensuring the technology we create has humans at its core.

Industry 5.0 integrates AI and the crucial and exclusively human strengths of problem-solving, value-adding creativity, and deep understanding of customers, to improve products and productivity and enable mass personalisation.

This event will bring together researchers from our Digital Futures network to discuss the crucial role of human factors in the future of design and digital manufacturing.

If you have any questions about this event, or would like to present your research in this area, please get in touch with Peter Kane.


  • 10am-11am: Presentations (open to public)
  • 11am-12pm: Interactive discussion in breakout groups (internal to UoM only) 

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Digital Futures is a highly interdisciplinary network which operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research.

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