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The role of human factors in product design

December 07, 2015

Ergonomics is the study of the interaction between human beings and the tools, tasks, and environments of work and everyday living.

Human Factors Engineers strive to produce designs that better meet the capabilities, limitations, and needs of the people who use them. Our work intersects with industrial designers, UX designers and design engineers. Not only does our work improve user experiences, it can help prevent injuries and user error.

Don't think of a product as being inherently ergonomic.

The presentation below is a primer on what Human Factors Engineers do with some examples from our practice at Design Concepts that was webcast as part of a live event on Dec. 2, 2015. Just click on the photo below to start the video.

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