HUMAN FACTORS DESIGN GUIDANCE: MATCHING THE ADVICE TO DESIGNERS' QUESTIONS

Authors
  1. Burns, C.M.
  2. Vincent, K.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Toronto Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN) Dept of Industrial Engineering
Abstract
Four studies were conducted examining the role of Human Factors Informaion in design. A four-month on-site field study was undertaken to examine Human Engineering Design activities related to a high-tech system. In a second study, Human Factors designers evaluated the value and cost of Human Factors data. The third study compared the usage of two design handbooks by designers of different experience levels. The fourth study examined use of the Human Engineering Data Compendium in an undergraduate Human Factors Design course. It is concluded that designers require complex contextual information and that there is a need to explore new ways of providing information to support early design solutions. The approach must increase the perceived value of information and make designers more familiar with available reference informaion.
Keywords
Design guidance
Date of publication
01 Mar 1994
Number of Pages
161
DSTKIM No
94-04998
CANDIS No
144822
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: