Accession Number : ADA189390

Title :   Advanced Human Factors Engineering Tool Technologies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Jul 86-2 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : CARLOW ASSOCIATES INC FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Fleger, Stephen A ; Permenter, Kathryn E ; Malone, Thomas B

PDF Url : ADA189390

Report Date : 20 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study to identify the human factors engineering (HFE) technologies or tools presently used, and projected for use, by HFE specialists. Both traditional and advanced tools were candidates for inclusion in the report, although the emphasis of the study was on advanced computer applications. Human factors practitioners representing the government, the military, academe and private industry were surveyed to identify those tools most frequently used or viewed as most important for conducting human factors engineering related work. If advanced tool capabilities did not meet existing job requirements, the specialists identified the types of tools they would like to see developed to fill the existing technology gaps. The advanced tools were categorized using an eight point classification scheme, which included the phase(s) of the material acquisition process in which the tools' application would be most appropriate. All of the tools were prioritized to facilitate tool selection, and entered into a database to accommodate future revisions. The survey resulted in the identification of 113 advanced human factors engineering tools.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, INDUSTRIES, JOBS, MATERIALS, REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION, TOOLS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MICROCOMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE