Brief definition of Human Factors and Ergonomics?
Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human wellbeing and overall system performance. HFE helps to harmonise things that interact with people in terms of people’s needs, abilities and limitations.
What do HFE Professionals do?
HFE professionals bring knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of humans to the design of systems (e.g. tasks, jobs, products, procedures and processes, environments) so that both the system and people can work effectively.