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Human Factors in System Design Training by Tonex

The World Health Organization refers to human factors in system design as environmental, organizational and job factors – things that influence behavior at work in a way which can affect health and safety.

Human factors in system design has received much more attention in recent years.

In fact, many experts in this field believe it’s essential for organizations to think of human factors in system design as a central part of design.

The risks associated with poor human factors can best be avoided by starting human factors activities as early as possible in the design process and continuing them throughout.

Applying human factors to system design is the application of  human factors knowledge to the design and construction of equipment, products, work systems, management systems and tasks. The objective is to provide equipment and systems that reduce the potential for human error, increase system availability, lower lifecycle costs, improve safety and enhance overall system performance.

There are two main objectives to addressing human factors in system design in regards to plant and equipment:

  • To protect the comfort, health, safety and well-being of personnel
  • To minimize the risk of design-induced human performance issues, which may lead to major incidents, other adverse events, and reliability issues.

Designing for people requires taking into account the capabilities and limitations of people. Ensuring that there is a good fit between a person, the task, the technology and the environment will protect their health and safety, as well as optimizing human performance.

Human factors can use input from many disciplines (designers, engineers, psychologists, managers) and is considered a mix of engineering and psychology. The field of human factors can be seen to have four main goals: enhancing safety; reducing and managing errors; enhancing comfort; and increasing productivity.

Human Factors Engineers strive to produce designs that better meet the capabilities, limitations, and needs of the people who use them.

Experts in this field believe that design decisions which govern the operability of human-machine systems should be made by people who thoroughly understand human factors principles, methods and data.

Human Factors in System Design Training by Tonex

Human Factors in System Design covers the key concepts of human factors and their application to development and design of  systems. Learn about human factors in engineering, human cognitive, physical capabilities, and limitations in design for performance, safety, reliability and operations. Human Factors in System Design focuses on the concepts underlying the design process, human factors and behavioral theory of the design process.

Learn about the essential link between system design engineering and human/end users/operators. Human factors in engineering discusses how scientific knowledge about human behavior in specifying the design and use of a human-machine system.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees are able to:

  • Learn principles of human factors for engineering, task and system design
  • Human factors engineering principles and practices
  • Familiarize with the human behavior in engineering and system design
  • Develop knowledge of human factors design concepts and principles
  • Learn engineering and design models of human-machine interaction and information processing
  • Develop an understanding of approaches to integrating human factors in engineering and system design
  • Design and identify expected engineering and design outcomes
  • Discuss human factors issues in specific domains
  • Apply human factors design principles to real-world problems through case studies and workshops

Course Topics

Systems Development Cycle

  • Application of human factors engineering
  • Engineering system design as a behavioral process
  • System functional requirements
  • System function allocation
  • System task and skill analysis
  • Systems evaluation
  • Mission objectives and role of human factors

An Overview of System Design

  • The design process
  • Design methods and practice
  • Design Resources
  • System design, technical specifications and behavioral theory
  • Human system design and integration
  • Challenges

Human Performance Capabilities

  • Design of control systems
  • Design of complex  interfaces
  • Development of a behavioral theory of design
  • Human factors in system design, development, verification and validation, and operations and maintenance

Human Perceptual, Cognitive and Performance

  • Characteristics
  • Automation and human-Machine integration
  • Display and control design
  • Design of systems
  • Input Devices and Controls
  • Process control and system operation
  • Information presentation Command and control (C2)
  • Workplace and crew station
  • Facilities design
  • Work Design
  • Performance, Speed, Accuracy and Reliability
  • Stress, fatigue, and other psychological and physiological states
  • Individual differences
  • System engineering design with difficult people

Automation and Human-Machine Integration

  • Design of equipment, vehicles, and facilities
  • Portable systems and equipment
  • Manpower and crew
  • Maintainability and usability
  • General workplace and building design
  • Design of service facilities
  • Artificial intelligence and virtual environments
  • Task description, task analysis and allocation
  • Job skill, structure, and organization
  • Work duration and shift work
  • Sustain and continuous operations
  • Job attitudes and satisfaction
  • Motivation and morale
  • Training and job support

Project and Program Proposals

  • Definition, and planning
  • System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) and Human Factors
  • Human engineering planning
  • Definition of SoW
  • Application of standard human factors principles and design decisions
  • Physiological and psychological capabilities of humans, system performance
  • Expected involvement of the human in the overall system
  • Definition of system operation and usage
  • System validation
  • High Level Requirements and Verification Criteria
  • System design specification
  • Design and development
  • Testing, Inspection, demonstration and analysis
  • Incremental and interim assessments
  • Final verification and acceptance
  • Tools
  • Human system interface design
  • Design style guidance

Meeting the Human Factor Challenges in Engineering and System Design

  • Human factors programmatic activities
  • Program lifecycle engagement
  • System thinking and total system approach
  • Concurrent engineering models and methods
  • Operator involvement and task analysis
  • PBS and WBS
  • Predictive workload analyses
  • Collaboration with development and design engineers
  • Testing
  • Coordination and detailed planning
  • Design decisions
  • Operability of human-machine systems
  • Human factors principles, methods, and data
  • The teamwork approach
  • Case Studies
  • Workshops

Human Factors in System Design Training

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