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Human Factors and Ergonomics Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Topic 1 of Deisgn Techonlogy for International Baccalaureate Students

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Human Factor
The combin­ation of ergonomics and anthro­pom­etrics.
Aims of Human Factors
Reduce stress, increase safety, increase ease of use, enhance operat­ional comfort, improve system perfor­mance, reliab­ility, mainta­nance, reduce error
The applic­ation of scientific inform­ation that concerns about the relati­onship of human to the design of objects, system, and enviro­nments.
Physical Ergonomics
Related to work subject of posture, worksite develo­pment, operating layout, material handling. Deals with body measur­ements. Size, strength, physical capacity.
Cognitive Ergonomics
Concern with mental process such as percep­tion, memory, reasoning. Also concerns about motor resonse, like the affect of the intera­ctions among human an other elements of a system.
Organi­sat­ional Ergonn­omics
Concerns about commun­ica­tion, work design, shift, crew source, teamwork, virtual organi­zation, telework, quality manage­ment. Intera­ctions among humans with other humans.
Anthro­pom­etric Data

Psycho­logical Factors


Physio­logical Factors