Tag Archives: HF/E competence

Preface

Preface from Steven Shorrock Around ten years ago, I found myself caught between two worlds. I had spent several years in practice in various industries, as an internal consultant in an air traffic service provider and as an external consultant … Continue reading

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Chapter 24: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in User Experience: Demonstrating Value in a Fast-growing Field

by Lisa Duddington Practitioner summary User experience (UX) is a fast growing discipline that is widely recognised. The field is unregulated and, as demand has grown, there has been a decrease in the level of skill and experience of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 16: Human Factors Practice in Military Aviation: On Time and On Target

by Ben Cook and Ryan Cooper Practitioner summary The tactical application of human factors (HF) in a military aviation context presents practitioners with an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness and safety outcomes. Military commanders require pragmatic, … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: Becoming a Human Factors/Ergonomics Practitioner

by Andrew Baird, Claire Williams and Alan Ferris Practitioner summary An effective human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) practitioner has a blend of knowledge, skills, abilities and other factors (KSAOs) that allow for the development of solutions to what are often complex client needs … Continue reading

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Chapter 11: Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods in Practice: The Right Tool for the Right Job

by Matthew Trigg and Richard Scaife Practitioner summary Tool selection in human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) is very important, but the right knowledge of the person using the outputs from the tool is critical for success. Understanding the client’s need requires … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: The Nature of the Human Factors/Ergonomics Profession Today: An IEA Perspective

by Margo Fraser and David Caple Practitioner summary Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) delineates itself from related professions via a design-driven systems approach with the dual outcomes of optimising human well-being and system performance. However, use of the terminology ‘human factors’ and … Continue reading

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