Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors

Subject: Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:48:05 -0800

I suppose the definition has evolved, but my training in "Human Factors"
was primarily in the area of designing physical objects so that users
whose body types fit into specific percentiles of the population could
use them as intended without undue physical strain or discomfort. Other
than a brief foray into how restrictive safety devices could be before
users decided to override them and make equipment even more dangerous
than it would have been without the devices, I don't recall much discussion
about motivations.

Gene Kim-eng


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors


'Human Factors' was, I thought, an engineering discipline that studies the
motivations and acts of people as they use objects that are engineered. The
results of these studies are used in engineering new product designs.



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References:
Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors: From: Bill Swallow
RE: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors: From: James Jones
Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors: From: Bill Swallow

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