Human Factors in the Systems Engineering Jungle
Event Type
Discussion Panel
System Development
TimeThursday, October 13th3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
DescriptionAs holistic thinking goes, the effects of the system on the human are well-known in the HFES community. However, many practitioners have experienced the challenges of incorporating these effects into a lifecycle approach. Systems Engineering (SE) seeks to model, predict, and employ holistic thinking in the development of multi-part and complex systems. It is posited that a systemic approach and integration of human factors (HF) would better streamline various process pieces, reducing lifecycle costs and risks to system and human functionality in the deployed system. SE processes and human factors philosophies have run parallel and intersecting courses, but rarely are they well-integrated. This panel explores the issue, tales from the jungle, and success stories from multiple points of view, including practitioners of Human Factors, Systems Engineers, and Academics.
Raytheon Engineering Fellow, Advanced User Experience Lead