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What "Human Factors" IS:

 Bullet Point A general description of Human Factors is the application of knowledge of how we see, hear, think, and physically function to the design of tools, products, and systems that are conducive to human task performance and protective of human health and safety.
 
 Bullet Point Human Factors design principles can be applied to tools as simple as a pen or writing instrument to systems as complex as a space shuttle.
 
 Bullet Point Within the FAA, Human Factors is defined as a multidisciplinary effort to generate and compile information about human capabilities and limitations and apply that information to equipment, systems, facilities, procedures, jobs, environments, training, staffing and personnel management for safe, comfortable, effective human performance (FAA Order 9550.8 Human Factors Policy).
 
 

Examples of Human-System Interactions
 
Air Traffic Controller with Visual Display, Special Purpose Keyboard, Trackball
Air Traffic Situation Display (TSD), equipped to display weather
interacting with displays, controls, the environment, and each other
Air Traffic Controller with Visual Display, Special Purpose Keyboard, Trackball
Air Traffic Situation Display (TSD), Equipped to Display Weather
Aircraft Pilots with Cockpit Displays and Controls
 
   
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