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Human Factors Engineering (HFE)

Integration of people and the equipment, systems, and facilities they interact with every day.

Human Factors Engineering

BMT Designers & Planners Human Factors Engineers are dedicated engineers and scientists who apply the rigorous principals of HFE.

The goal of Human Factors Engineering includes:

  • Improved Human Performance
  • Improved Situation Awareness
  • Improved Personnel Availability
  • Improved End-User Satisfaction
  • Reduced Human Error
  • Reduced Safety & Health Risks
  • Reduced Workload
  • Reduced Training Requirements
  • Reduced Maintenance Requirements

Service areas include:

Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Incorporate the physical and cognitive needs, capabilities, and limitations of the human user into the development, testing, and deployment stages throughout the systems engineering and acquisition process. Relevant areas include manpower, personnel, training, habitability, personnel safety, occupational health and personnel survivability.

HFE Standards

Develop and publish technical HFE standards, guidelines, and HFE checklists as verification tools for HFE design criteria based on users’ needs.

Test and Evaluation

Provide HFE and safety test planning, data collection, data analysis, and reporting support for technical and operational tests using techniques such as heuristic evaluation, observation, questionnaires and interviews, human error analysis, and human performance measurement from technology development through system development and demonstration to production and deployment.

HFE Design and Analysis

Ensure optimum safety and human performance as well as overall system effectiveness through the design of human computer interfaces, information displayed to support decision making and situation awareness, machinery and equipment controls and displays, task and process design and optimization, and workstation and workspace design.

Usability Analysis, Design, and Evaluation

Ensure products meet the users’ needs and maximizes the ease with which users can interact with products resulting in a user-centered design that yields reduced costs through minimized training time and fewer design iterations and improved user performance through increased user productivity and fewer human errors.

Website Evaluation and Design

Create usable and easy to navigate websites that effectively display information to the user while maintaining a consistent, appealing brand image. Website Designs comply with existing web design and accessibility standards, such as World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Section 508.

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Human Factors Engineering

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