2011 Webinar Profile
Human Factors in Product and Interface Design
April 25, 2011
8:30-10:00 a.m. Pacific / 9:30-11:00 a.m. Mountain / 10:30-12:00 noon Central / 11:30-1:00 p.m. Eastern
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Designing successful, usable products requires an understanding of the ever-evolving field of human factors/ergonomics and its associated literature and guidelines. Whether it?s anthropometric data, human-computer interaction principles, or the latest research technologies, HF/E practitioners need to be able to efficiently gather and apply information to time-sensitive projects.
In this session, Tannen will present case studies of how the existing body of HF/E knowledge in areas including ergonomics, sensory adaptation, and psychoacoustics have been applied to successful consumer and commercial product design efforts. He will also demonstrate that pragmatic design principles can and do emanate from the scientific output of the human factors/ergonomics profession.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Rob Tannen is director of Research & Interface Design at Bresslergroup, a leading product development firm, where he focuses on optimizing the fit between people and technology. He has applied his skills to help organizations including Microsoft, the New York Stock Exchange, Kodak, Bosch, and the U.S. Air Force improve device and interface usability.
Rob holds a PhD in human factors from the University of Cincinnati and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He serves as vice-chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America?s (IDSA) Human Interaction professional interest section. He created the Designing for Humans blog and is a frequent online contributor to Fast Company?s design section.
Registration for the April 25 webinar is available here.
WEBINAR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer