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Human factors engineering (HFE) is

the discipline that attempts to identify and address safety problems that arise due to the interaction between people, technology, and work environments.[1]
the discipline of applying what is known about human capabilities and limitations to the design of products, processes, systems, and work environments. It can be applied to the design of all systems having a human interface, including hardware and software. Its application to system design improves ease of use, system performance and reliability, and user satisfaction, while reducing operational errors, operator stress, training requirements, user fatigue, and product liability. HFE is distinctive in being the only discipline that relates humans to technology.[2]

References Edit

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Glossary (full-text).
  2. Defense Acquisition University, ACQuipedia, Human Factors Engineering (full-text).

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