SANTA MONICA, CA--More than 500 presentations are scheduled in more than 100 concurrent sessions during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 1. Topics cover HF/E aspects of a diverse range of areas, including surface and air transportation, health care, cognitive engineering, human performance modeling, virtual environments, computer hardware and software design, product design, aging, training, test and evaluation, environmental design, and system development.
Here are a few highlights from the technical program:
· “Green” Ergonomics: Advocating for the Human Element in Buildings (Tuesday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
· Privacy Issues and User Attitudes Toward Targeted Advertising: A Focus Group Study (Tuesday, September 28, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
· Emotional Intelligence and Driver Stress (Tuesday, September 28, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.)
· The Effects of Text Messaging on Driver Distraction: A Biobehavioral Analysis (Wednesday, September 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
· Blasphemy or Pragmatics: When NOT to Follow User-Centered Design Techniques (Wednesday, September 29, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
· Assessing the Performance of Common Tasks on Handheld Mobile Computers (Thursday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
· Effectiveness of Team Building and Team (Thursday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
· Tele-Ergonomics: A Novel Approach to Computer Workstation Ergonomic Assessment and Modification (Thursday, September 30, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. )
· Chronic Disease Management: Improving Continuity of Care With Human Factors Engineering (Thursday, September 30, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
· Training Requirements of a Video Game–Based Cognitive Intervention for Older Adults: Lessons Learned (Friday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
The full technical program can be searched online at http://submissions.miracd.com/hfes2010/Itinerary/login.asp.
The meeting will also feature hands-on workshops geared toward professionals at all levels (CEU credit is available). Attendees will have the chance to browse book, service, and product exhibits; tour technical and research facilities in the area; and attend special events. The On-Site Career Center will be available to help match job seekers with employers.
Complete details about the 54th Annual Meeting page are available at http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESMeetings/2010annualmeeting.html.
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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest nonprofit individual-member, multidisciplinary scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,300 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. "Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering."
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