Canadian Human View Handbook


  1. Coates, C.
  2. Stewart, A.
  3. Wang, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Esterline-CMC Electronic, Ottawa, ON (CAN)
With the rapid advancement of information technology and acquisition reform within Allied defence communities, enterprise architecture has emerged and become an effective approach to support the management of complex systems and their evolution over time. Architecture frameworks such as the Department of National Defence / Canadian Forces Architecture Framework (DNDAF) specify a common approach for development, presentation, and integration of architectural descriptions. While international architecture frameworks evolve to include new concepts in System Engineering, the portrayal of the human as a unique part of the system has not been well addressed. An architectural viewpoint is required to explicitly represent the human and document the unique implications humans bring into and impose on enterprise system design. To that end, the idea of a Human View (HV), which leverages Human Systems Integration (HSI) principles and practices, has emerged. The purpose of HV is to capture human characteristics, their work requirements, and inform how they interact with technological systems to support enterprise objectives. This document defines a set of HV that was developed to enhance DNDAF, with a particular focus on supporting DND acquisition projects.

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Human Systems Integration;modelling and simulation;manning;crewing;acquisition;enterprise architecture;DNDAF
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2013-041 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 2013
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

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