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Interactive Webinar: The Future of Work
July 1, 2020  -  12:00 PM Eastern Time 

Advances in technology, from vehicle automation, to artificial intelligence, hold the promise of increased productivity and wellbeing for workers. In this webinar we will discuss how these advances will impact work and wellbeing in cars and at home, and how to balance work and wellbeing in the presence of ever-advancing AI.
This will be an interactive session. Attendees will be asked to participate in small group discussions as part of the webinar.


Linda Ng Boyle is Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington. She studies road user safety, human-machine interactions, and behavioral adaptation. 

Andrew L. Kun is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. His research focus is on in-vehicle human-machine interaction.

John D. Lee is the Emerson Electric Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He investigates the issues of human-automation interaction, particularly trust in automation.

Orit Shaer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Media Arts and Sciences at Wellesley College. She studies novel human-computer interaction for the future of work and learning.

HFES Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series: Listening and Acting

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
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Dr. Carolyn Sommerich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University and also holds graduate faculty status in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences within OSU’s College of Medicine.  She is the director of the OSU Engineering Laboratory for Human Factors/Ergonomics/Safety.  Her research focus is ergonomics and occupational biomechanics, with a special interest in intervention research to reduce exposures to risk factors for musculoskeletal discomfort and disorders; the research approach is participatory and interdisciplinary.  She and faculty and student collaborators from Orthpaedics, Design, Radiologic Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Nursing, have effectively partnered with imaging technologists, home health aides, paramedics, teachers, high school students, distribution center workers, manufacturing workers, and many others to investigate and address risk factors that affect their musculoskeletal health, task performance capabilities, and quality of work life.  She has been an active member of HFES since graduate school.  She is currently serves as Chair of the HFES Diversity and Inclusion Committee and faculty advisor to the OSU student chapter of HFES.

Dr. Rod Roscoe is an Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and a Diane and Gary Tooker Professor of Effective Education in STEM. He is affiliate faculty of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST); and the Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming (CHART). His research investigates how the intersection of learning science, computer science, and user science can inform effective and innovative uses of educational technologies. He is passionate about advocacy for inclusion and equity, and recently co-edited a volume on Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering (CRC Press).

Dr. Jaye Jones is a Civil Rights Lawyer and Social Scientist who has worked as a Diversity & Inclusion consultant/advocate for over 25 years. He received his bachelor’s from the University of Memphis and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Jaye is a recognized diversity and inclusion strategist, advocate, and expert who has contributed to many publications and served on education panels worldwide.

Jaye recently worked as Senior Manager for Corporate D&I at Boeing; and is returning to his consulting private practice where he will spend time assisting the ACLU as an observer for nationwide civic protests in response to the killing of African Americans by police. He is eagerly awaiting the launch of his new podcast late June entitled “Truth Be Told” which will focus on issues of diversity and inclusion in both society and the workplace. Many of those issues, political.

Jaye was a 2018 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas Congressional District 2 and is a retired Naval Officer who served as Director of Navy Equal Opportunity and Assistant Director of Naval Exercise Evaluations for the Navy’s European Command.


The Future of Human Factors and Ergonomics Post-COVID-19: A Town Hall Discussion with Past, Present, and Future Presidents

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Dr. Susan Hallbeck, PE, CPE is the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director of Health Care Systems Engineering in the Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery and Consultant faculty in Health Science Research/Health Care Policy and Research, as well as a faculty member of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is a Professor of Health Care Systems Engineering in the Mayo Medical School. Dr. Hallbeck is currently the President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.


Dr. Kermit Davis is the Immediate-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He became a Fellow of HFES in 2013 and American industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in 2019. His research has gained national and international recognition by receiving prestigious awards including: Volvo Award in Low Back Pain Research in Biomechanical Studies for the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (2002), Alice Hamilton Award in Human Services (2003), Liberty Mutual Prize for the International Ergonomic Society (2003) and Bernice Owen Award of Research in Safe Patient Handling (2018). Dr. Davis is the graduate program director of the Environmental and Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Ergonomics programs at the University of Cincinnati.  His research has concentrated on the reducing ergonomic stressors of healthcare workers and patients in healthcare settings (e.g. hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care).


Professor Peter Hancock is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is both a past-President and currently President-elect of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He currently serves as a member of the United States Air Force Science Advisory Board.  His recent work concerns human interactions with automated and autonomous systems. He is also involved in a project to quantify the qualities of language and thereby sharpen the tool of everyday discourse.


Mica Endsley is President of SA Technologies, a cognitive engineering firm working in the aviation, automotive, military, health care and power systems industries, and she is the former Chief Scientist for the US Air Force. She has also held the positions of Visiting Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Endsley is a Fellow and Past-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Endsley is a recognized world leader in the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness (SA) and decision-making, and the integration of humans and automation. She has authored over 200 scientific articles and is the co-author of Analysis and Measurement of Situation Awareness and Designing for Situation Awareness

May 12, 2020
Occupational Ergonomics TG Mini-Webinar Series, Part 1: How COVID-19 is changing Ergonomics Practices and Considerations
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In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the landscape of ergonomics research and practices has changed dramatically. In this Part 1 OETG mini-webinar series, our panelists will answer some of the pressing questions our field has to address:

  1. Musculoskeletal risk is continuing to be an issue, despite remote work. What are some newer considerations (physical and psychosocial) for assessing and managing these MSD risks?
  2. How can ergonomists be ready for workforce who now come in with prolonged durations of sedentary behavior and those with pre-existing chronic conditions?
  3. How could companies adopt strategies for both remote and field ergonomics to address some of these challenges? 
  4. With social distancing, how could applied ergonomic practices evolve to enable virtual ergonomic assessments?
  5. Ergonomists in several industry domains may be considered “non-essential” if not tagged with EHS. How do we evolve as an applied discipline to ensure that our community is not only staying relevant but also contributes vitally to reduce/mitigate worker injury risks in the new normal?

Panelists: Blake McGowan, Julia Abate, Mark Benden

April 29, 2020 
The MAGIC of Semantic IxD

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Do you know how much cognitive load your design ideas will place on the user even before you sketch out the first screen? If the cognitive load of your UX design is too high, users will find your product difficult and unpleasant to use.

It's possible to measure cognitive load in a usability lab, but by then it is too late and too expensive to fix the underlying problems. The solution? You need to know how much cognitive load your users will face and mitigate it at the beginning of your design projects. In other words, a technique to minimize cognitive load should guide your design practice from the very start.

In this guest lecture, Professor Rosenberg will introduce Semantic Interaction Design, an innovative method that spans all the way from core conceptual models to the deployment of applied game theory techniques to create optimal experiences for users.

This webinar addressed:

  • How cognitive science lends itself to Semantic Interaction Design
  • Real examples of the benefits and success of this new approach
  • How to convert product requirements into initial UX designs 10X faster
  • How to design experiences with higher initial quality
  • The 4-layer UX framework that unifies UX grammar, presentation, flow and game theory
  • How this method incorporates data driven business decisions to guide product success

March 11, 2020

HFES Town Hall Webinar: Facing the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Human Factors Considerations

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  • The Role of Human Factors Engineering in Addressing Clinician Burnout
    Presenters: Dr. Pascale Carayon, Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Dr. Matthew B. Weinger, MD, MS, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • How Mindfulness and Biomechanics Affect Physical Pain
    Presenters:  Sue A. Ferguson, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University;  Valerie Rice, U.S. Army Research Laboratory - Medical Department Field Element; Dr. Christina Frederick, Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 


HFES/ACE Joint Webinar on Advances in Work Ergonomics

  • Ergonomics and the Innovation Process
    With the rise of Industry 4.0 new challenges begin to emerge for ergonomists and engineers.  This talk will use a case study of automation to illustrate problems that can emerge during the innovation process.  The rationale and benefits of including attention to human aspects in workplace innovation efforts will be reviewed and discussed.  Early investment in ergonomics will lower costs and improve performance compared to chase-and-fix approaches.
    Presenter: Dr. W. Patrick Neumann, Lic.Eng., LEL, Eur.Erg, Ryerson University

  • NeuroErgonomic Evaluation of Human-Robotic Interactions
    Neuroergonomics has been an instrumental approach for HF/E researchers to understand, evaluate, predict, and improve elements of human performance (such as workload, training, stress, and fatigue) in several work domains. This presentation will focus on emerging neuroergonomics metrics (i.e., functional connectivity, neural efficiency) to quantify human experience and performance in collaborative and wearable (exoskeletons) robotics applications. The importance of neuroergonomic evaluations in facilitating equitable HF/E designs will also be discussed. 
    Presenter: Ranjana Mehta, Texas A&M University

  • Control of Work-related Risk
    This presentation will briefly describe physical demands associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders.  Workplace examples will be provided to illustrate these demands.

    Sheryl S. Ulin, Ph.D., CPE, University of Michigan

October 23, 2019

The Role of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) in Facilitating Sustainability - A Virtual Event

Sustainable work and its relation to decent work
Boosting micro- and macro-sustainable development through know-how sharing
Human factors in green protocols for sustainability in the built environment
French activity-centered ergonomics and models of sustainability in human factors: from dialogue to collaboration?
Sustainability based on values: insights from ergonomics perspective
Ergoecological criteria to achieve corporate sustainability
Complex, interdependent sustainability issues and the potential role of human factors and ergonomics in the Persian Gulf

AUGUST 14, 2019
Augmented Reality: What It Can and Cannot Do
Moderator: Rebecca Grier, Ford Motor Company
Panelists: Jeff Cowgill, Marxent, Kelly Hale, Design Interactive, Dr. Paul Havig, U.S. Air Force, Dr. So Young Kim, NASA JPL, Kenneth Mayer, Ford Motor Company

JUNE 18 - 20, 2019
Enhance Your Qualitative Research Through Engaging Videography And Non-Linear Editing

Part 1: Shooting Video
Part 2: Editing Video
Part 3: Why this Matters to UX

  • Dr. Carie Cunningham, Nuance Communications
  • Adam Enfield, Nuance Automotive

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Medical Devices: US and UK Perspectives 

Presentation #1:  A Trio of Thoughts:  Lessons from a Successful Combination Product Submission, Simplifying Use Related Risk Assessment and Expanding PCA

  • Richard Simcock
  • Sophie Edmonds-Allen

Presentation #2: Making Contextual Inquiry Really Effective

  • Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., FIDSA

Presentation #3:  Usability Study for an Intraoperative Probe

  • Miranda Newbery, Director Inspired Usability Limited

Presentation #4:  Getting to the Bottom of Use Error: Approaches to Root Cause Analysis

  • Michael Wiklund

Presentation #5:  Medical Human Factors Network and Framework for Ethical Standards in Medical Human Factors Studies

  • Miranda Newbery, Inspired Usability Limited/Medical Human Factors Network UK
  • Louisa Harvey Director Harvey Medical/Medical Human Factors Network UK

Presentation #6:  Common Shortcomings in New device and Combination Product Submissions to FDA

  • Ronald Kaye, President, Human Factors Focus, LLC

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019 
A Preview of the 2019 ErgoX Exoskeleton Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace and Beyond
Moderators: Nicholas Roome and Blake Arnsdorff
Panelists: Bill Marras, PhD, CPE, Hongwei Hsaio, PhD, Don Peterson, PhD, Chris Reid, PhD

HFES Robotics Webinar
Moderators: Andrew Dattel, PhD and Rachel Cunio, PhD

Reflections on the Risk of Human Space Exploration—Lessons Learned  from Past Failures
Presented by Nancy Currie-Gregg, PhD
Moderated by Farzan Sasangohar, PhD


Publish and Cherish: Preparing for a Career in Academia
Hosted by the Educational Technical Group
Presented by Deborah Boehm-Davis, Facebook Reality Labs; Patricia DeLucia, Rice University; and Gabrielle Hancock, California State University, Long Beach
Moderated by Brittany Neilson, ETG Student Representative

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
Human Factors Applications to Cybersecurity
Presented by Gary C. Kessler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Robert R. Hoffman, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition; and Robert S. Gutzwiller, Arizona State University
Moderated by Andy Dattel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

How Do You Know That Your Metrics Work? Fundamental Psychometric Approaches to Evaluating Metrics
Presented by Fred Oswald, Rice University
Moderated by Rebecca A. Grier, Ford Motor Company
Hosted by the Perception and Performance Technical Group


MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018
Designing Effective User Interfaces for Health Care Environments

Presented by Daryle Gardner-Bonneau, Bonneau & Associates; Shilo Anders, Vanderbilt University; Mary Beth Privitera, HS-Design
Moderated by Andy Dattel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Organized by the Outreach Division


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
Trust in Automation: Lessons Learned From Auto-GCAS
Joseph B. Lyons, Air Force Research Lab

How Can Human Factors/Ergonomics Take on the NAE Grand Challenges?
Nancy J. Cooke, HFES President

Putting Humans Into Control: The Dynamics of Experience
John M. Flach, Wright State University


Maintaining Agility in the Human Factors/Ergonomics Job Marketplace
J. Christopher Brill, Old Dominion University
Christopher A. Monk, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Justin F. Morgan, Forensic Engineering Technologies
Haydee M. Cuevas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Thriving at the HFES Annual Meeting – Advice From the Experts 
J. Christopher Brill, Old Dominion University
Sandra K. Garrett, Consultant


MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
Considerations for Validity in Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Joseph Keebler, Wichita State University


Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Human Factors Analyses
Wayne Zachary, CHI Systems Inc. and Starship Health Technologies, LLC


The Butterfly Legacy: How Badly Designed Voting Systems Threaten Election Integrity
Mike Byrne, Rice University

The Human Factor: A Problem to Control or a Resource to Harness?
Sidney Dekker, Griffith University


FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
Matching Design and Analysis
Joseph Keebler, Wichita State University


TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
Human Factors Engineering in the Development of a Novel Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Evan Edwards, Vice President of Product Development, kaléo, Inc.


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
HFES Accreditation Requirements, Guidelines, and Process
Barbara Chaparro, HFES Accreditation Committee Chair
Pat DeLucia, past HFES Accreditation Committee Chair 


Medical Device Standards: Meeting Increased Expectations From the Marketplace and Regulators
Edmond Israelski, Director of Human Factors at AbbVie

R for Data Analysis and Visualization
John Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Linda Ng Boyle, University of Washington


TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
HFES Goes to Washington: A Government Relations Discussion
Wendy Naus, Lewis-Burke Associates

UX Professionals: Designing Your Career
Kenya Oduor, Managing Partner, The Design Staffing Group


Anthropometric Procedures for Protective Equipment Sizing and Design
Hongwei Hsiao, Chief, Protective Technology Branch within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


Modeling and Simulation Applications in Human Factors
Valerie J. Gawron, Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corp

Training Adaptive Teams: Enhancing Coordination Flexibility in Dynamic Environments
Jamie C. Gorman, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University


Macroergonomic Attributes of Safe and Unsafe Systems: An Introduction and Tribute to Dr. Bentzi Karsh
Brian M. Kleiner, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


The Specious Present, Natural Interaction, and Why Suboptimal Performance Results When Human Systems Violate the Design Assumptions of Nature
Wayne Gray, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Countering Sleep and Fatigue Myths in 24/7 Operations
James C. Miller, Miller Ergonomics

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
Weather Forecaster Decision Making and Tornado Warning Communication
Ellen Bass, Associate Professor, University of Virginia

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Human Factors/Ergonomics Research on Adaptive Automation and Automation Modeling Approaches
David Kaber, Professor and Director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Program, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Designing Questionnaires: How Hard Can That Be?
William F. Moroney, Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
Why Systems Work
Gavan Lintern, Private Consultant, Cognitive Systems Design


Human Factors/Ergonomics Standards
Paul Green, Research Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering


Authority, Responsibility, Adaptivity, and Cooperation in Human-Automation Interaction
Thomas B. Sheridan, Ford Professor of Engineering and Applied Psychology Emeritus Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

Getting the Most Out of Your Graduate School Education
Anthony D. Andre, Principal, Interface Analysis Associates, and Professor, San Jose State University
Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, George Mason University
Ronald G. Shapiro, Independent Consultant
Christopher Brill, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University


Making the Human-Technology Marriage Work
John D. Lee, Emerson Electric Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Managing Human Error in Complex Systems
Scott A. Shappell, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University; Founding Partner, HFACS, Inc.


Neuroergonomics Theory and Methods
Raja Parasuraman, Professor, George Mason University

2010 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award Recipient: "Design of a Public Urinal"
Augusto Espinosa, Graduate Human Factors Program Student, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Current Trends in Situation Awareness Research and Application
Mica R. Endsley, President, SA Technologies

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

The Human Factors Expert: A Key Component in Forensic Investigation and Litigation
Marc L. Resnick, Professor, Bentley University


MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Myths About Autonomous Machines and Robots
David D. Woods, Director, Center for Complexity in Natural, Social, and Engineered Systems; Professor, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering: Human Systems Integration Section, Ohio State University

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2011
Overview of BCPE Certification
William J. Boyd, Senior Vice President, CNA Insurance Company


MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Human Factors in Product and Interface Design
Robert Tannen, Director of Research & Interface Design, Bresslergroup


Human Factors Design for Medical Devices—Overview of the Latest Standard: AAMI HE75:2009
Edmond W. Israelski, Human Factors Program Manager, Abbott Laboratories


Imperfect Automation Alerting Systems: Lessons Learned From Air Traffic Control Conflict Alerts
Christopher D. Wickens, Senior Scientist, Alion Science and Technology


Cognitive Work Analysis: A Tutorial
Gavan Lintern, Private Consultant, Cognitive Systems Design

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