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What are Human Factors and Ergonomics?
Human Factors and Ergonomics are the study of how to create things and processes that effectively support people in their work and living activities. They are essential considerations in making technological systems safe, effective, easy and enjoyable to use.
Where are Human Factors Used?
Human Factors are relevant in all things that people use or touch, all things with which they interact, and all activities in which they participate. They are a part of:
In short, human factors are everywhere. See more examples of human factors uses.
Why should you apply?
By having a firm understanding of human factors you will become a better designer. A minor in Human Factors and Ergonomics will equip you with tools to design systems that are more socially responsible: safer, easier and more enjoyable to use, and better serve the actual needs of people of all types. Companies greatly value people with human factors training because they see it as key to creating products that can compete effectively in a fiercely competitive global market. Read more about how professionals use human factors in their work.