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Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Have Fun! (or HF Games)
Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph.D., IBM

This is a popular, informative, entertaining, nontraditional introduction to Human Factors (HF) for students, teachers, and practitioners. It has been used in HFES Annual Meeting to demonstrate the basic concepts of human factors and ergonomics for 10 years.

HFES Local Chapter, Student Chapter, and individual members are invited to utilize this presentation to explain HF to school, community, and professional groups in their community as part of the HFES sponsored National Ergonomics Month (NEM).

A networking activity has been added to this session, consistent with the NEM objectives of Teaching, Learning, Service, Networking, and Fun. The session promises to be informative and FUN! Participants might even win a prize!

The packet includes a sample certificate of appreciation to present to student participants.

To see photo albums from different events where this presentation was given, go to the Photo Album section below on this page.

To arrange a speaker to present this session at your school or community organization (or for HFES members or teachers to request a copy of this presentation for use in conjunction with NEM week activities) go to the Contact Us page and request access.

Is There a Place For Me in Human Factors?
Christina Costanzo Mendat, NC State University

This presentation presents middle and high school students with a sampling of the many potential job opportunities in the area. It also provides graphics to stimulate "real-world" problem discussions during school visits. The presentation includes (1) an introduction to the field of human factors and the premise for its evolution (2) several illustrative graphics from which to address career opportunities available in the field. The presentation is intentionally non-text-laden so that presenters can provide their own interpretations of the field and various careers (brief notes are provided for particular slides, however). Demonstration of the classic "The Magical Number Seven Plus or Minus Two" is provided.

To arrange a speaker to present this session at your school or community organization (or for HFES members or teachers to request a copy of this presentation for use in conjunction with NEM week activities) go to the Contact Us page and request access.

School Visitation Packet

This is a new packet available to HF professionals as a way to introduce human factors and ergonomics to school-age children. The packet will provide you with guidelines and materials which may help you to promote the field to students by planning a school visit for National Ergonomics Month.

For HFES members or teachers to obtain the School Visitation Packet go to the Contact Us page and request access.

Photo Albums (accessible to members only)

  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation at the 2007 NSBE Convention in Columbus, OH.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation at the 2006 HFES Conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation at the 2005 HFES Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation at the 2003 HFES Conference in Denver, CO.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation to the HFES Chapter at Tufts University.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation during Psychology Week at Meredith College.
  • "Games to Explain Human Factors" presentation to the HFES Chapter at North Carolina A&T State University.
For HFES members to view the Photo Albums go to the Contact Us page to request access to the members only section.

Rules for Using Presentations

The following rules must be followed when using presentations:

  1. HFES Members and teachers may request this presentation for personal use and use in the classroom in conjunction with National Ergonomics Month (NEM).
  2. Members and teachers will not rename, make multiple copies of, sell, modify or redistribute the presentation.
  3. When finished with the presentation Members and teachers agree to destroy all copies in their possession.
  4. Members and teachers will use the presentation materials at their own risk (For example, neither the designer nor HFES can be 100% sure how it will operate on a given computer or whether this particular presentation is appropriate for a particular audience).

Use of the National Ergonomics Month or Human Factors and Ergonomics Society logo is restricted. Please contact HFES for more information.

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