Chapter 10

Human factors integration within design/engineering programs

J. Edmonds

Abstract

Human Factors Integration (HFI) is the process of applying human factors within engineering programs and a good “human-centered” design requires an integrated approach with other design and engineering activities. It cannot succeed in isolation and it requires the involvement and engagement of engineering/design, operations, and health and safety disciplines within a project team. There are three main areas of coverage, as with any other discipline; (1) management of the HFI program which includes the development of a systematic and structured plan to manage the key human factors issues within each life cycle stage; (2) the technical program which includes ...

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