September 1, 2016

Inside HFES

The Role of Human Factors and Ergonomics in the NAE Grand Challenges
By William S. Marras, President, and Nancy J. Cooke, President-Elect


Submit to Present at the 2017 HFES Health-Care Symposium

Mobile Health Application Student Design Competition

Annual Meeting

Washington Hilton Room Rate Extended

Engage With High-Level Government Decision Makers at HFES 2016

CPSC Chair Kaye to Present Safety TG's Arnold M. Small Lecture in Safety

Register for the Women's Professional Networking Lunch by September 9

Zebra Technologies to Receive Product Design Award

Meeting of the Children's Issues Special Interest Group

Invited Symposium on Context-Based Proactive Decision Support

UX Day Keynote Featuring Faith McCreary
By Jo R. Jardina, Newsletter Editor, UX Day 2016 Executive Team


Guerrilla Usability Challenge
By Jo R. Jardina, Newsletter Editor, UX Day 2016 Executive Team


Job Seekers and Employers: Take Advantage of the On-Site Career Center

Other News

19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology Call for Proposals

Call for Nominations: Study Committee for the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security
 


 

Inside HFES

The Role of Human Factors and Ergonomics in the NAE Grand Challenges

By William S. Marras, President, and Nancy J. Cooke, President-Elect


In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) published 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering (see below). These challenges are a result of a panel investigation at the NAE that was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The panel consisted of 18 prestigious members from around the world, many of whom have contributed greatly to landmark engineering achievements of our time. Former Secretary of Defense William Perry chaired the committee, which spent countless hours deliberating before settling on these Grand Challenges.


The NAE Grand Challenges are truly both "grand" and "challenging." The vision of the project was to "continue life on the planet as we know it." These challenges are global and are intended to impact the world's future development, resilience, and economic well being. As we will see, these are grandiose challenges that will not be solved quickly, nor solved by single individuals or disciplines. These are challenges that define goals for the future of humankind on the planet that will present challenges for decades to come.


According to NAE President Dan Mote, who will be speaking at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 22, the vision was not necessarily engineering-centric but, rather, would serve as a means to inform engineering professionals on how the discipline needs to change in order to address forthcoming issues that face society at large. In other words, the challenges represent a way for the engineering community to reinvent itself to help solve the world's most threatening problems.


In many ways these challenges are seen as a means by which the engineering profession can assist society in achieving large-scale multidisciplinary efforts. This approach fits well with our HFES vision, adopted last year, to enrich the science and enhance its impact on solving societal problems by embracing outward-facing collaborations. Thus HFES can play a role in helping the NAE achieve its Grand Challenges by similarly rethinking how we can best serve society.


Our challenge as a professional society will be to thoughtfully consider how we can enhance and enable endeavors to collaboratively work toward solutions to these challenges. This provides an opportunity for us to update, rethink, and fine-tune our discipline in a way that we could be most impactful to society. At the same time, the relevance of HF/E to these Grand Challenges should be communicated to those outside the field as a way to explain the breadth of what we do. The relevance of HF/E to some of the greatest achievements of the 20th century (e.g., automobiles, computers, telephones, spacecraft, the Internet, nuclear technologies), though obvious to us, has often been missed by others. In sum, the NAE Grand Challenges provide opportunities for impact, collaboration, and communication.


As a professional society, HFES must consider how we can best utilize our collective skills and talents to enable the best solutions to these Grand Challenges. Although some of the topics on this list appear far afield from our domain of expertise, it is incumbent upon us to think creatively and provide new perspectives that will ensure success of the various solutions to these challenges. We invite a discussion of how we could play a role in this important effort.
 

NAE Grand Challenges

ADVANCE PERSONALIZED LEARNING
A growing appreciation of individual preferences and aptitudes has led toward more "personalized learning," in which instruction is tailored to a student's individual needs. Given the diversity of individual preferences, and the complexity of each human brain, developing teaching methods that optimize learning will require engineering solutions of the future.


MAKE SOLAR ENERGY ECONOMICAL
Currently, solar energy provides less than 1 percent of the world's total energy, but it has the potential to provide much, much more.


ENHANCE VIRTUAL REALITY
Within many specialized fields, from psychiatry to education, virtual reality is becoming a powerful new tool for training practitioners and treating patients, in addition to its growing use in various forms of entertainment.


REVERSE-ENGINEER THE BRAIN
A lot of research has been focused on creating thinking machines—computers capable of emulating human intelligence—however, reverse-engineering the brain could have multiple impacts that go far beyond artificial intelligence and will promise great advances in health care, manufacturing, and communication.


ENGINEER BETTER MEDICINES
Engineering can enable the development of new systems to use genetic information, sense small changes in the body, assess new drugs, and deliver vaccines to provide health care directly tailored to each person.


ADVANCE HEALTH INFORMATICS
As computers have become available for all aspects of human endeavors, there is now a consensus that a systematic approach to health informatics - the acquisition, management, and use of information in health - can greatly enhance the quality and efficiency of medical care and the response to widespread public health emergencies.


RESTORE AND IMPROVE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
Infrastructure is the combination of fundamental systems that support a community, region, or country. Society faces the formidable challenge of modernizing the fundamental structures that will support our civilization in centuries ahead.


SECURE CYBERSPACE
Computer systems are involved in the management of almost all areas of our lives; from electronic communications, and data systems, to controlling traffic lights to routing airplanes. It is clear that engineering needs to develop innovations for addressing a long list of cybersecurity priorities


PROVIDE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
About 1 out of every 6 people living today do not have adequate access to water, and more than double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is needed. It's not that the world does not possess enough water - it is just not always located where it is needed.


PROVIDE ENERGY FROM FUSION
Fusion is the energy source for the sun. The challenges facing the engineering community are to find ways to scale up the fusion process to commercial proportions, in an efficient, economical, and environmentally benign way.


PREVENT NUCLEAR TERROR
Engineering shares the formidable challenges of finding the dangerous nuclear material in the world, keeping track of it, securing it, and detecting its diversion or transport for terrorist use.


MANAGE THE NITROGEN CYCLE
It doesn't offer as catchy a label as "global warming," but human-induced changes in the global nitrogen cycle pose engineering challenges just as critical as coping with the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels for energy.


DEVELOP CARBON SEQUESTRATION METHODS
The growth in emissions of carbon dioxide, implicated as a prime contributor to global warming, is a problem that can no longer be swept under the rug. But perhaps it can be buried deep underground or beneath the ocean.


ENGINEER THE TOOLS FOR SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
Grand experiments and missions of exploration always need engineering expertise to design the tools, instruments, and systems that make it possible to acquire new knowledge about the physical and biological worlds.


(Source: http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges.aspx

 
 

Inside HFES

Submit to Present at the 2017 HFES Health-Care Symposium

The Call for Proposals for the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care is now open. The deadlines for submitting lecture, panel, and poster presentations are as follows:

  • Lectures and Panels: Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Posters: Monday, November 7, 2016

Decisions will be sent in mid- to late November.


Topics of Interest
Proposals may address any topic that fits into one of these four subject-matter tracks:

  • Clinical and Consumer Health-Care IT

  • Hospital Environments

  • Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices

  • Patient Safety Research and Initiatives

Topic examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • emergency room management

  • patient handling

  • public health

  • home health care

  • electronic health records

  • health-care information systems

  • medical information technology

  • design of medicine/drug delivery devices

  • standards and guidelines

  • human factors/user-centered design processes

  • formative and summative usability testing

Information to Include

In addition to full contact information for all coauthors, please be prepared to provide the following details with your proposal, as noted in the Call for Proposals:

  • presentation format (individual presentation or full 60- or 90-minute session such as a panel or debate)

  • program track

  • presentation type (e.g., case history, regulatory guidance, methods/techniques, best practices)

  • primary target audience (designers, government agencies, manufacturers, etc.)

  • presentation title

  • presentation objectives (minimum of three)

  • presentation summary (up to 2,000 words)

  • knowledge advancement (up to 500 words)

  • value and uniqueness (up to 500 words)

  • curriculum vitae or résumé for the lead author, to satisfy our continuing education program requirement.

Register to Ensure Your Presentation Is Included

All presenters whose work is accepted are required to register and pay to attend the symposium no later than January 23, 2017. Details will be provided with the acceptance letter.
 

Please contact Lois Smith if you have any questions.

 


 

Inside HFES

Mobile Health Application Student Design Competition

HFES invites all students to participate in the "Mobile Health Applications for Consumers" Design Competition in conjunction with the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. The symposium will take place March 5–8 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.


The goals of the competition are to (a) showcase the application of HF/E methods and design principles to the design of a mobile health application for consumers or their nonprofessional support network, and (b) demonstrate how the HF/E approach to such an application can lead to a useful, usable, and satisfying user experience.


Any student who is enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree-granting program may enter the competition; HFES student membership is not required. All team members must be students at the time of the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. Entries may come from individuals or teams of no more than four students.


Due Dates
The first stage for entries is submission of a notice of intent to participate, which is due September 30, 2016. Download and complete the form to submit your intent to participate. Final entries, consisting of a software prototype (either static or dynamic) along with a design brief of no more than 10 pages, are due January 10, 2017.


Finalists (usually three) will be selected and awarded a certificate and $200 prize. Finalists will give a podium presentation on their design at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care on Monday, March 6, 2017. The winning individual or team will be announced at the poster reception on March 6 and will receive an additional $500 prize.


Inquiries may be addressed to Richard Holden at rjholden@iupui.edu.
 

 


 

Annual Meeting

Washington Hilton Room Rate Extended











The deadline for reserving accommodations at the HFES Annual Meeting discount has been extended to September 6, or when the block sells out. The rate for attendees is $259/night for single or double occupancy.
 

Book online at the Washington Hilton today.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Engage With High-Level Government Decision Makers at HFES 2016

Washington, DC, home of the HFES 2016 Annual Meeting, provides attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the nation's most powerful decision makers and influencers through special panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Don't miss your chance to hear and discuss the latest HF/E research and innovations; collaborate with esteemed experts in science, engineering, aeronautics, military operations, and security; and play an important role in expanding the reach and relevance of HF/E and highlighting its importance in today's complex world.


The following sessions are just a sampling of the groundbreaking discussions and cutting-edge research that will be presented at this year's meeting:


Caution: This Machine Operated by Humans
(Tuesday, September 20, 8:00–10:00 a.m.)
HFES is proud to welcome Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker Norman R. Augustine, past chair of the National Academy of Engineering, American Red Cross, Aerospace Industries Association, Defense Science Board, and retired chair and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Augustine, who also served for 16 years on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, was chair of a 17-member committee that authored "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," an inspiring call to the U.S. government to increase funding of scientific research and education to remain competitive in the global economy. Augustine is a world-renowned expert in science and engineering, and his unique perspective and unparalleled achievements will be sure to inspire and challenge attendees.


Board on Human-Systems Integration Panel – Human Factors in the Federal Government: Opportunities to Improve Human Performance
(Tuesday, September 20, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
Fay Cook, Assistant Director for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation; Melissa Taylor, Program Officer, Law Enforcement Standards Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Institute of Justice, Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences, Department of Justice; and Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University, Member of NIST/DOJ Forensic Science: Human Factors Committee


This year's National Research Council Board on Human-Systems Integration Panel will highlight activities in the federal government of interest to HFES members in the broadly defined area of forensic sciences. The panel features experts from a range of key agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Justice.


Deep Space Exploration: New Human Factors Horizons
(Tuesday, September 20, 3:30–5:00 p.m.)
Sandra Magnus, former NASA astronaut and current executive director of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Sam Scimemi, director of the International Space Station program, will highlight the particular challenges of prolonged space flight and occupation and NASA's current plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.


Arnold M. Small Lecture in Safety – The Importance of Human Factors Expertise in Consumer Product Safety
(Wednesday, September 21, 1:30–3:00 p.m.)
Elliot F. Kaye was sworn in as the 10th Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 30, 2014. He served as CPSC's Executive Director from 2013 until his confirmation as Chairman. Previously at CPSC, he served as Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to former Chairman Inez Moore Tenenbaum in 2013, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Chairman from 2012 to 2013, and as Senior Counsel to the Chairman from 2010 to 2012. He has been the driving force behind many of the agency's most successful initiatives in recent years, including efforts aimed at addressing the chemical burn hazard to young children from the ingestion of coin cell batteries.


Kaye is widely recognized for having played a key role in coalescing the leading organizations and companies in American football around a common goal of creating a culture change to reduce the risk of brain injuries in youth football.


Ergonomics Research Funding: What Does the Future Hold?
(Wednesday, September 21, 1:30–3:00 p.m.)
Brian Baird, 4Pir2 Communication; Winston Bennett, U.S. Air Force Research Lab; Kermit Davis, University of Cincinnati; Brian Lawrence, Hill-Rom; William S. Marras, Ohio State University; and Timothy Vinopal, Boeing Company


This panel of experts will discuss the obstacles and opportunities in developing ergonomics research projects and acquiring funding from the perspective of federal, military, and industry sectors.


A Conversation with National Academy of Engineering President Dan Mote: Human Factors Contributions to the NAE Grand Challenges
(Thursday, September 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Andrew Imada, A.S. Imada & Associates; and C. D. Mote, Jr., president of the National Academy of Engineering


The 2016 Past President's Forum features a discussion of how HF/E professionals can offer contributions to the 14 major challenges and opportunities facing the future of engineering. The NAE's Grand Challenges have been embraced widely across research, educational, and professional communities as a way to structure our thinking, direct our resources, and devote our energies going forward.


Human Factors and the United States Military: A 75-Year Partnership
(Thursday, September 22, 3:30–5:00 p.m.)
Winston Bennett, U.S. Air Force Research Lab; Mica Endsley, SA Technologies; Victor Finomore, U.S. Air Force Academy; Benjamin Knott, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research; Christopher McClernon, U.S. Air Force Academy; Chad Tossell, U.S. Air Force Academy; and Christopher D. Wickens, Alion Science & Technology


For more than seven decades, the U.S. military has partnered with HF/E researchers and practitioners to improve its effectiveness by designing better systems and contributing to a greater understanding of human-system performance. This panel will discuss the current state and benefits of military HF/E research and identify areas of future collaboration.


To read more about these and other sessions of interest, visit the Annual Meeting Web site or search the online Preliminary Program. We look forward to seeing you at HFES 2016.

 


 

Annual Meeting

CPSC Chair Kaye to Present Safety TG's Arnold M. Small Lecture in Safety

                Elliot F. Kaye

Joining a distinguished lineup of invited speakers in the Arnold M. Small Lecture in Safety series is Elliot F. Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). His presentation on Wednesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. is titled "The Importance of Human Factors Expertise in Consumer Product Safety."

Chairman Kaye identified three major areas of focus for CPSC under his term, which ends in 2020:
 

  • CPSC will further harness the experience and expertise of agency staff and safety experts in the private sector to achieve more safety advancements for the American public;

  • CPSC will continue to prioritize and work to accelerate culture change around brain safety in youth sports; and,

  • CPSC will be committed to strengthening its line of defense at U.S. ports to keep dangerous imports out of the hands of unsuspecting consumers.

Kaye has been the driving force behind many of the agency's most successful initiatives in recent years, including efforts aimed at addressing the chemical burn hazard to young children from the ingestion of coin cell batteries. He is widely recognized for having played a key role in coalescing the leading organizations and companies in American football around a common goal of creating a culture change to reduce the risk of brain injuries in youth football.


Kaye served as CPSC's executive director from 2013 until his confirmation as chairman in 2014. Previously at CPSC, he held the positions of chief of staff and chief counsel to former Chairman Inez Moore Tenenbaum in 2013, deputy chief of staff and senior counsel to the chairman from 2012 to 2013, and senior counsel to the chairman from 2010 to 2012.


From 2007 to 2010, he was an attorney at Hogan Lovells. Kaye served as chief of staff and legislative director for U.S. Representative John Tierney and chief of staff and communications director for U.S. Representative Pat Danner.


Kaye received a BSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a JD from New York University School of Law.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Register for the Women's Professional Networking Lunch by September 9

Expand your network of women colleagues, trade career stories, learn from other women, and make new friends at the HFES Women's Professional Networking lunch on Thursday, September 22, 12:00–1:15 p.m. at Buca di Beppo, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW (across the street from the Washington Hilton).
 

Join a mix of HF/E professionals who work in academia, industry, and government, as well as HF/E students from PhD and master's programs. A short program during the lunch will engage attendees in discussions, highlight some recent accomplishments of women in HFES, and provide a special welcome from President-Elect Nancy J. Cooke.


Reserve your spot by September 9 at this link; $10 per person. Space is limited to 75 people.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Zebra Technologies to Receive Product Design Award

The recipient of the 2016 Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award is Zebra Technologies for the TC8000 Rugged Mobile Computer. The award will be presented during a special award session on Tuesday, September 20, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a discussion of the challenges and successes of developing the device. Both practitioners and students will gain from this exemplary case study, which will be presented by the Zebra Innovation and Design chief technical officer and the project's industrial designer.
 

The Zebra TC8000 is a new configuration of the rugged mobile computer for warehouse workers that was designed to increase efficiency and reduce fatigue. The human factors team observed warehouse operations in multiple locations, conducted rigorous tests in three phases in the lab and the field, and ultimately produced a device that replaced the dual-plane interface of the previous design with a single plane that allowed users to scan and view the screen with a single motion. As noted in Zebra's award submission, "a combination of studies have shown an increase in productivity of 14% with the TC8000 for picking workflows, with scan rates of 11 to 12 scans per minute. This generates approximately 1 hour saved per worker over an 8-hour day."
 

Judges noted that the device is very intuitive and that development followed an exemplary, classic HF/E user-centered design process.
 

The Zebra multidisciplinary team behind the TC8000 Rugged Mobile Computer includes

  • Industrial designer Konstantinos "Dino" Tsiopanos, who focuses on advanced product design. Dino has spent the last 6 years envisioning, designing, prototyping, and testing hardware and user experiences in the fields of enterprise-class laptop computing, public safety devices, barcode scanners, rugged handheld mobile computers, and mobile and desktop printers.

  • Human factors practitioner Chandra Nair is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with extensive experience in testing and evaluation of products involving human interface, including handheld data capture devices, hand tools, surgical instruments, controls and automotive and office seating.

  • Design researcher Richard Martin spends most of his time gathering, validating, and championing user requirements in the field, in the studio, and in various conference rooms across the globe. In the last 10 years his work has covered retail, transport, logistics, warehouse and public safety industries.

Honorable Mention
The judges for this year's award also acknowledged the excellent human factors work behind Xerox Digital Alternatives, a software application that aims to help Xerox customers transition from paper-based to digital document and information-centered workflows. Development began with ethnographic studies over a period of 6 years, followed by prototyping and iterative user testing. The September 20 session will include a presentation by Jennifer Englert, senior cognitive engineer, about the design and development of Xerox Digital Alternatives.



 

Annual Meeting

Meeting of the Children's Issues Special Interest Group

The Children's Issues Special Interest Group, which hopes to form into the Children's Interest Technical Group (CITG), will have an initial meeting on Wednesday, September 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Embassy Room. Anyone interested in the formation of Children's Issues Technical Group is invited to attend and participate. During the meeting, discussion will take place about the group's scope and direction and officer elections. Suggestions on how to produce a high-quality program for the 2017 Annual Meeting will be elicited. A proposal to formalize the CITG into an HFES Technical Group will be considered by the Executive Council and the Council of Technical Groups.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Invited Symposium on Context-Based Proactive Decision Support

On Thursday, September 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, join Chair Wayne M. Zachary in International West (Concourse Level) for an invited symposium on context-based proactive decision support.
 

Where is context to be found—in the head or on the ground? How does context affect decision making, and how can it be used in decision support? This session's presenters will try to frame answers to all these questions.


Research into decision making and decision support has long implicitly included the context of the decision as an important factor in how a decision is made and how improved decisions could be engineered. But what is context? The presenters represent a range of views of context, each with a different relationship to how decisions are made. These can be generally grouped into (a) an external view, in which context is seen as the physical, natural, and social environment in which a decision is situated and the factors within that environment that constrain decisions and actions; and (b) an internal view, in which context is seen as a set of internal characteristics of the decision maker that affect the decision-making process.


The internal view offers several components of context, including these:

  • history of the individual decision maker in prior decision situations (internal-historical view),

  • social/organizational roles and relationships of the decision maker (internal-social view),

  • knowledge, experience and expertise of the decision maker (internal-knowledge view), and

  • state of the cognitive/perceptual system itself, such as workload, stress, etc. (internal-state view)

Participants from CHI Systems, Aptima, the University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Uncharted Software will focus on a specific aspect of decision support and how it applies to a specific view of context. The symposium is structured as a series of short presentations, followed by a cross-talk discussion and an open discussion with the audience.

 


 

Annual Meeting

UX Day Keynote Featuring Faith McCreary

By Jo R. Jardina, Newsletter Editor, UX Day 2016 Executive Team


Join us on Wednesday, September 21, at 8:30 a.m. for an enlightening session with one of our field's brightest minds! The Executive Team for this year's User Experience Day in honor of Marc Resnick invites you to a special keynote address from Faith McCreary, a principal engineer in user experience for the Internet of Things group at Intel Corporation.


McCreary earned a PhD in industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Tech and a master's in applied mathematics at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Faith has a long history of transforming user experiences for the betterment of the user and has worked with a diverse audience base, including teachers, students, financial experts, rocket scientists, software engineers, and facility managers. She is currently working with smart buildings within industrial surroundings.


McCreary will be presenting "When the Walls Have Ears: Designing for Privacy in the Age of Smart." The Internet of Things is ever expanding, and security in our modern times is a hot-button issue. Faith will discuss how UX design can aid in creating experiences that the user desires while also keeping privacy in mind.


This session is sponsored by State Farm.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Guerrilla Usability Challenge

By Jo R. Jardina, Newsletter Editor, UX Day 2016 Executive Team


This year's Executive Team for User Experience Day in honor of Marc Resnick is delighted to host the Guerrilla Usability Challenge. Guerrilla usability testing is a novel method that transpires at a faster pace than traditional usability testing.


The basic setup for the UX Day Guerrilla Usability Challenge involves pitting teams of Annual Meeting attendees against one another. During this 48-hour design contest, teams will be asked to use at least two types of usability methods (e.g., heuristic evaluation, card sorting, informal usability testing, surveys) and will have to create and test one or more iterations of a mobile interface.


The Challenge will start on Monday, September 19, when the details of the Guerrilla Usability Challenge are revealed on the Meeting Board. On Wednesday, September 21, the teams will present their findings during the 10:30 a.m. UX Day Guerrilla Usability Challenge session.


Team membership is up to the team members themselves, and teams must be formed by the start of the event on Monday; however, they can also be formed any time before the Annual Meeting begins. Winners will be announced during the UX Day happy hour on Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. (location TBD).


Please contact Bridget Lewis (blewis10@gmail.com) with any questions.

 


 

Annual Meeting

Job Seekers and Employers: Take Advantage of the On-Site Career Center

With just a few weeks to the 2016 HFES Annual Meeting, now is the perfect time to post your résumé or job in the Online Career Center and to reserve an interview booth or table to conduct interviews in the On-Site Career Center.
 

Employers: Complete the form to reserve your interview space. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to meet informally and in prearranged interviews. Be sure to post your job opening in the Online Career Center now to give candidates time to search the database and to give you the time to review résumés and schedule interviews.


Members: If you are looking for a job or seeking new career opportunities, post your résumé and search for jobs in the Online Career Center. Résumé posting and job searching are for HFES members only. If you plan to be available for interviews at the Annual Meeting, bring along copies of your résumé and visit the On-Site Career Center to see a listing of employers conducting interviews during the Annual Meeting. Check back often, as this list will be updated frequently.


The On-Site Career Center will be open from Monday, September 19, through Thursday, September 22.

 


 

Other News

19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology Call for Proposals

The 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology will be held in Dayton, Ohio, May 8–11, 2017. Symposium Chair John Flach and Program Cochairs Michael Vidulich and Pamela Tsang welcome proposals for posters, papers, symposia, and panels. Any topic related to the field of aviation psychology is welcomed. Topics on human performance problems and opportunities within aerospace systems, and design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems are all appropriate.
 

Any basic or applied research domain that generalizes from or to the aviation domain will be considered. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 7, 2016. Please visit http://isap.wright.edu for more information. Contact isap2017@isap.wright.edu with any questions.
 

John Flach (Symposium Chair), Michael Vidulich and Pamela Tsang (Program Cochairs)

 


 

Other News

Call for Nominations: Study Committee for the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

 

The Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences is seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for membership on the committee for a new study at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, The Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: A Decadal Survey.
 

The study will identify opportunities throughout the social and behavioral sciences and will draw on discussions at the upcoming summit to launch the project. Attention will also be paid to work in allied professional disciplines such as engineering, business, and law, and a full variety of cross-disciplinary, historical, case study, participant, and phronetic approaches.


Nominees with expertise in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest:

  • social and behavioral scientists (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics)

  • national security

  • intelligence analysis

  • allied professional disciplines (such as law, business)

  • interdisciplinary approaches to science.

To make a nomination, send the person's name, affiliation, contact information, area(s) of expertise, and a brief statement of why the person is relevant to the study topic.
 

Nominations should be sent to SBSdecadalsurvey@nas.edu no later than September 30, 2016. The study's full statement of task and other details can be found here.