NASA Taxonomy

Human Factors Engineering

Scope note
Knowledge and capabilities to apply human factors engineering principles, standards, design guides, regulations, and advisory material to the .design, test, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of systems and processes. Knowledge of the physical and psychological processes, capabilities, skill levels, and limitations of humans, such as the science and practical application of experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, human reliability, anthropometrics, biomechanics, and psychophysiology. Knowledge of hardware and software human-interface design principles, modalities (e.g. physical, visual, auditory, verbal), methods (e.g. field studies, analysis, modeling, prototyping, laboratory experiments, simulations, mockups, database reviews) and tools. The ability to define and analyze human engineering requirements, formulate human performance criteria, develop guidelines, develop system concepts, designs, and prototypes; evaluate human-centered technologies, and develop training curricula for application to processes and systems.
Date of creation
20-Apr-2011
Modified
01-Jan-1970
Accepted term
20-Apr-2011
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