Guidelines

Environment and Engineering Measurement Equipment
The following test and evaluation tools are useful to the human factors researcher: 1) Photometer. Measures ambient illumination over a range of levels from approximately .005 to 25,000 foot-candles. . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines - Interviews
Preparation for Interview 1. Choose a setting with little distraction 2. Explain the purpose of the interview. 3. Address terms of confidentiality 4. Explain the format. 5. Indicate how long the inter . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines - Site Visits
Ensure you obtain appropriate approvals from management and employee organizations. Try to minimize disruption. However, try not to accept a time-slot that will not enable you to see the work being do . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines - Text Usage
Text is the most widely used and flexible means of presenting information on screen and conveying ideas. The designer should not necessarily try to replace textual elements with pictures or sound, but . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines - User Rights
Perspective: The user is always right. If there is a problem with the use of the system, the system is the problem, not the user. Installation: The user has the right to easily install and uninstall s . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines – Design Principles
Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design (Shneiderman) 1) Strive for consistency. This is a rule that is often hard to follow, because it is a rather elusive rule. There are many levels of consistency, . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines – Icon Usage
An icon can represent a function or feature in a number of ways: Resemblance - Icons present a direct or analogous image of the function or concept itself. For example the road sign for "falling rocks . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines – Use of Color
Avoid pure blue for text, thin lines, and small shapes. Avoid red and green in the periphery of large-scale displays. Not all colors are equally discernible. Do not overuse colors. Shades of color, gr . (Read Complete Description)
Guidelines Error Messages
Be as specific and precise as possible. Be positive: Avoid condemnation. Be constructive: Tell the user what needs to be done. Be consistent in grammar, terminology, and abbreviations. Use user-center . (Read Complete Description)
Human Factors Engineering Data Guide for Evaluation (HEDGE)
HEDGE is a comprehensive test and evaluation procedural manual. HEDGE provides the HE practitioner with explanations of methods and sample checklists for evaluating system design and performance. HEDG . (Read Complete Description)
Human Factors In The Design And Evaluation Of Air Traffic Control Systems
The tool provides information to FAA product teams about important Human Factors related issues that should be raised and addressed during system design and system evaluation. The tool consists of 2 p . (Read Complete Description)
Technical Manual Functional Evaluation
This method is designed to evaluate technical manuals or publications pertaining to the test. This method ensures the HE practitioner that the technical manual or publication meets the criteria estab . (Read Complete Description)