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2017 Annual Meeting



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HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2017 International Annual Meeting.


Baron C. Summers

Student Career and Professional Development Day: "The Mentoring Game" Sponsor
Student Lounge Sponsor Tuesday – Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE's certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors, ergonomics, and user experience. For information about certification and its benefits, stop by our exhibit at tabletop 3.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorBose is committed to engineering products people truly love, so we obsess over the entire experience. We don't stop until we get every detail just right. With Bose, you feel more when you listen to music, you can do more when you need to focus. We help you be more of who you truly are.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorCore Human Factors helps companies see their products from their users' perspectives. Our services support decisions throughout the design lifecycle, from initial concept through post-market remediation. Our niche is regulatory compliance and liability control for high-risk products such as medical and drug-delivery devices. We conduct studies around the world and maintain three in-house testing suites.

DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor
UX Day Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Style session, Student Lounge, and Leadership Development Workshop

HFES Council of Technical Groups

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior SponsorLoring Human Factors, LLC is a consultancy helping clients design seamless, safe, and successful user experiences through the application of human factors engineering. Services include user research, user interface design, usability testing, training and workshops, and medical device regulatory advice.

National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Health

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorNewell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer's®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington, and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work, and play.

Marc Resnick Best Paper Competition | UX Day Mentor-Mentee Lunch SponsorState Farm is a Fortune 50 insurance and financial services company whose mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. With 65,000 employees and 18,000 agents, State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S.

Usability Associates

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUsability Associates is a human factors consulting firm specializing in requirements definition, design, testing, and installation for product development. The firm was founded in 1998 by Stanley Caplan.


HCTG/PDTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUserWorks is a Washington, DC, area corporation that has provided user experience design, usability engineering, and human factors research consulting services since 1989. Clients have included over 200 organizations spanning the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. Services include requirements definition, interaction design, user research including usability testing, accessibility analyses, human performance R&D, and participant recruiting.


Waldemar Karwowski

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor


The Aerospace Medical Association is the largest, most-representative professional organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. Founded in 1929, the Association is a scientific forum providing a setting for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight.
Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE's certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors, ergonomics, and user experience. For information about certification and its benefits, stop by our exhibit at tabletop 3.
Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press now publishes more than 100 international journals and approximately 75 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences. Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany, and China, IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals and books are available electronically.

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

CRC Press is a leading publisher of Ergonomics and Human Factors technical books. Review new and bestselling books, and receive special conference discounts. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business. Talk to us about being a CRC Press Author! For more information, visit


The Office Ergonomics Research Committee has been funding development of the science and art of computer-work related ergonomics since 1991. We invite you to join us as a dues-paying member, or to share your research ideas with us.
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