RE: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors

Subject: RE: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:32:01 -0500

Some of this is field-specific. For example, try Googling for
"Human Factors in Medical Devices."

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Jones
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 1:59 PM
> To: 'Bill Swallow'
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors
> 'Human Factors' was, I thought, an engineering discipline that studies
> motivations and acts of people as they use objects that are
engineered. The
> results of these studies are used in engineering new product designs.
> 'Usability' I think is the term for Human Factors as it is applied to
> computers.
> Makes sense to me that you take the Human Factors course in your tech
> program. That they call it 'Human Factors' and not 'Usability' implies
to me
> that the topics that they will be introducing will be more on the
> engineering new products side of the equation. This is very germane to
> technical communication.
> Jim Jones

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