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2017
New Findings Aim to Improve Global Medical Device Standard on Auditory Alarms June 8

Submissions Invited for 2017 Human Factors Prize on Cybersecurity Human Factors Research May 15

Big Data Study of Disaster-Related Language Style in Social Media Awarded 2016 Human Factors Prize April 18

Despite Relatively Less Distraction From Head-Up Displays, It’s Still a Bad Idea to Text While Driving April 12

Patients at Risk From “Nested Interruptions” in Nursing Tasks, New Human Factors Article Reports February 28

Building a Better Model of Human-Automation Interaction February 6

Proposals Invited for HFES 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas January 26

Over to You, Automation: New Study Suggests Guidelines for Takeover Time in Automated Vehicles January 26

Evidence-Based, Impactful Solutions From Leading Ergonomics Experts: Register Now for ErgoX 2017 January 24

 
2016
On the Road to Autonomy, Remember the Operator December 16

2017 Health-Care Symposium Program Covers Handoff Communication, Device and Facility Design, EHRs and Health Apps, and a Lot More December 13

User-Friendly Medication Packaging Design Can Boost Patient Safety December 9

Expectation Versus Reality in the Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars December 5

Usability Assessment Offers “Expert Over Your Shoulder” December 5

How Much Attention Do Drivers Need to Pay? November 18

Tenth Volume of Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Examines Complex Work Environments and Their Design November 15

Human Factors Launches Replication Studies Initiative November 2

Moving Toward a Gold Standard in Patient Handoff Protocols November 1

It’s (Still) National Ergonomics Month October 24

HFES Announces 2016 YouTube Video Contest Winners September 29

HFES Awardees Recognized for Excellence During 2016 International Annual Meeting September 28

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Announces Election of 12 Members to Fellow September 28

What Makes a Video Game Great? There’s Now a Scientific Way to Stop GUESSing September 20

Zebra Technologies to Receive Product Design Award September 15

HFES Annual Meeting Presentations to Focus on Human Factors in Cyber Security September 2

Personnel Selection and Training Could Mitigate the Effects of Cognitive Lock-Up Among Automation Operators September 2

Latest Findings From Human Factors Research on Automated Systems and Vehicles To Be Presented at HFES 2016 Annual Meeting September 1

"30Free4Thirty" Offers Top Human Factors Research on Humans and Automation August 8

Helping Doctors Transform Their Practices Into Patient-Centered Models of Health Care July 20

Which Free Web Apps for Collaboration Are the Most User-Friendly? May 25

Cybersecurity, Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality Among Topics Covered at HFES 2016 Annual Meeting May 25

Cybersecurity, Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality Among Topics Covered at HFES 2016 Annual Meeting May 25

ErgoX 2016: Practical, Evidence-Based Solutions from Leading Ergonomics Experts April 29

Robots May be Able to Lift, Drive, and Chat, But Are They Safe and Trustworthy? April 25

Standing Up for Comfort: Ergonomics Study Finds Users Need Different Setups When Standing at a Computer Workstation April 12

Who(What)’s Driving and When? Two New Studies Look at the Human Factors of Self-Driving Cars Through the Eyes and Ears of Drivers February 24

“Haptic Glasses” Could Make Car Navigation Safer, Less Distracting February 10

Program and Registration Now Available for ErgoX: An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event February 10

Big Data Submissions Invited for 2016 Human Factors Prize January 25

HFES Election of Officers

Readings in Training and Simulation, Volume 2 Just Released in E-Book Format

 
2015
On a Scale of 1 to 5, How Distracting Is Talking to Your Car? HF/E Researchers Develop a New Framework for Measuring Cognitive Distraction December 7

Polling Station Environments Matter: Physical Layout Can Impact the Voting Experience November 9

Deadline Extension! Submit Your Proposals for the 2016 Health-Care Symposium October 19

Think Again Before Tapping the Install Button for That App October 16

Paper on Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety Awarded 2015 Human Factors Prize October 13

Electronic Personal Health Record Systems: Not Usable for All October 13

Paper on Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety Awarded 2015 Human Factors Prize October 5

October Is National Ergonomics Month! October 1

Passenger Express Train To Receive 2015 User-Centered Product Design Award September 30

October Webinar: Thriving at the HFES Annual Meeting September 22

Mind Your Manners, Robot: How Social Cues Influence Human-Robot Interaction September 21

Student Design Competition – Mobile Health Apps September 9

Newly Elected HFES Officers August 10

Ergonomics in Design Special Issue “Combating the Sedentary Workplace” Just Released August 3

Doctor Google: How Age and Other Factors Influence Online Health Information Searches July 28

Register Today for the 2015 Annual Meeting July 14

Like Sitting, Standing in the Workplace May Have Long-Term Health Consequences July 13

Candidates for 2015 Election of Officers June 30

2015 Election of Officers & Executive Council Members: Meet the Candidates June 30

A Virtual Twin: Can Virtual Drivers Resembling the User Increase Trust in Smart Cars? May 19

Patient-Facing Mobile App Wins 2015 Student Design Competition May 6

ErgoX: Solutions from World-Renowned Ergonomics Experts April 28

Reflections on Current State of Situation Awareness Topic of JCEDM Special Issue April 20

Submit Your Sustainability/Resilience Research for the Human Factors Prize by July 1 April 14

Improving Health-Care Outcomes Is Focus of HFES 2015 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care March 24

Understanding Electric Car “Range Anxiety” Could Be Key to Wider Acceptance March 3

Entries Invited for $1,000 Product Design Award February 10

Register Now for ErgoX: An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event January 20

Research, Practice, Theory Submissions Invited for the 2015 Annual Meeting January 13

Register Now for the 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care January 7

 
2014
Can Cockpit Automation Cause Pilots to Lose Critical Thinking Skills? Research Says Yes. December 1

First Ladies of HFES November 18

Design Competition Teams Recognized for Advancing Voting Technology November 10

HFES Inaugurates “Scout the Future” Program November 3

Auburn University and George Mason University Receive HFES Accreditation October 21

Paper on Haptic Steering Support Winner of 2014 Human Factors Prize October 7

October Is National Ergonomics Month! October 1

Feeling Fatigued While Driving? Don’t Reach for Your iPod September 29

Drivers, Don’t Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass … Yet September 24

Human Factors/Ergonomics Research Prompts Advances in Health Care IT September 16

Proactive Office Ergonomics Can Increase Job Satisfaction and Employee Retention September 9

Younger, College-Educated Consumers More Likely To Use Potentially Unreliable Online Health-Care Information August 27

Enter the HFES Student Design Competition August 18

Newly Elected Officers and Executive Council Members Announced August 14

Why Aren’t Campus Emergency Alerts Taken More Seriously? August 13

New Digital Book Highlights the Best of Forensic Human Factors/Ergonomics Research August 11

Submit Your Poster Presentations for the 2015 Health-Care Symposium by November 24 August 11

Registration Now Open for the 2014 Annual Meeting July 14

Say “No” to Interruptions, “Yes” to Better Work July 14

Candidates for 2014 Election of Officers June 24

Why Aren’t Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults? June 11

HFES Europe Chapter 2013 Conference Proceedings Now Online May 21

Members-Only Book Sale - Quantities are Limited! May 12

Staying On Task in the Automated Cockpit May 6

Two-Part Special Issue of Ergonomics in Design Highlights Climate Change April 29

Nomination Ballots for HFES Officers Due May 15 April 28

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month April 8

Submit Your Product or System for the 2014 User-Centered Product Design Award April 7

Intelligent Warning Systems May Make “Dilemma Zone” Safer April 2

Support Future HF/E Leaders at the HFES International Annual Meeting March 24

Order Your Copy of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 9 March 24

June 2 Is the Deadline to Submit Your Human Factors Prize Manuscripts March 12

HFES Sustaining Member Spotlight: Aptima March 11

Smartphone-Based Voting Technology May Lead to Fewer User Errors February 25

Human Factors Special Issue Explores NIOSH Research on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders February 12

Proposal Deadline Extended for 2014 International Annual Meeting January 8

Is Multitasking Mastery in the Genes? January 7

Judge for Yourself: View the Voting Design Competition Presentations at HFES 2014

 
2013
Better User Interface Design Could Mitigate “Automation Addiction” and Other Flying Errors, HF/E Experts Suggest December 16

Program Now Online for 2014 Health-Care Symposium November 25

HFES Honors Fellows and Awardees at Annual Meeting October 23

Patricia R. DeLucia, PhD, Appointed Human Factors Editor in Chief October 15

MauroNewMedia’s Jewelry Polishing Ergonomic Workstation Receives User-Centered Product Design Award October 7

Human Factors/Ergonomics Research Paper on Leadership in Wikipedia Wins 2013 Human Factors Prize September 25

Innovative Auto Steering Device Could Save Lives September 17

Deadline Extended for Submitting 2014 Health-Care Symposium Proposals September 17

Human Factors Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras Gives Tedx Talk September 9

Human Factors Paper By Sean Gallagher Wins IEA/Liberty Mutual Ergonomics Medal August 22

Redesign for Sudden Autopilot Disconnection Needed, Say Flight Safety Experts August 20

HFES Announces Newly Elected Officers August 7

Profile of Likely E-mail Phishing Victims Emerges in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research July 24

Emergency Response Could Be Faster, Better, and More Confident with “Option Awareness” Approach July 23

Register Now for HFES 2013 Annual Meeting June 26

2013 Human Factors Prize for HF/E In Social Media Deadline Extended to July 15 June 6

HFES Past President Endsley Appointed First Woman Air Force Chief Scientist June 4

HFES Offers Free Award-Winning Articles in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Design May 30

2013 HFES Salary Survey Shows Rising Income and Optimistic Employer Trends May 16

Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, HF/E Researcher Finds April 25

HFES Supports Obama’s BRAIN Initiative April 24

Presentations Online from the 2013 Symposium on HF/E in Health Care April 10

HFES Sustaining Member Spotlight: DSO National Laboratories April 1

HFES Offers Guides to Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers March 12

HF/E Patient Safety Success Stories March 7

Workstation Design Improvements for Drone Operators Could Reduce Costs and Mishaps, Researchers Suggest February 27

Display Your Products and Services at the HFES 2013 International Annual Meeting February 19

Display Your Products and Services at the HFES 2013 International Annual Meeting February 19

Save the Date: 2014 Health-Care Symposium February 18

Deadline Extended to February 25 for 2013 Annual Meeting Proposals February 15

Professional Training “In the Wild” Overrides Laboratory Decision Preferences January 29

Sign Up Today for the MedStar Workshop, Human Factors and System Safety Engineering: a Primer for Healthcare Providers, Taking Place Prior To the 2013 Health-Care Symposium January 28

2013 HFES Health-Care Symposium: New Workshop and Tour from Medstar Health January 16

HFES 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care Host Spotlight: The National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation January 1

 
2012
Deadline Extended to May 8: EID Seeks Submissions for Special Issue on HF/E Solutions to Global Warming and Climate Change December 4

Preventing “Cyber Pearl Harbor”: Improving Cyber Attack Detection Through Computer Modeling November 30

Action Alert: Weigh in on U.S. Government Science Funding November 27

National Science Foundation Seeks Candidates for Position November 20

How Will Smart Cars Affect the Future of Driving? Human Factors Special Issue Discusses Automation in Vehicles November 1

Patient-Monitoring System Wins 2012 Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award October 31

2012 HFES Fellows and Awardees Honored in Boston October 23

Free Content From Five HFES Periodicals Available in October and November October 19

Paper on Design of Safety Equipment Wins 2012 Human Factors Prize for Excellence in HF/E Research October 15

2012 Annual Meeting Program Now Available Online October 3

National Ergonomics Month Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary October 2

“He Says, She Says”: Researchers Examine How Characteristics of Automated Voice Systems Affect Users’ Experience September 21

HF/E Researchers Examine Older Adults’ Willingness to Accept Help From Robots September 12

Mobile Apps for Diabetes Present Usability Issues for Older Adults August 31

Registration Opens for 2013 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care August 14

Enter the Competition: "What is Cognitive Engineering?" Best Video Award July 19

HFES Council of Technical Groups Student Travel Honorarium Program July 18

2012 Election of Officers and Executive Council Members Now Open July 13

“Tell Me No Lies”: New Human Factors/Ergonomics Research on Deception May Improve Homeland Security June 20

Members: Log in and Download Past HFES Webinars May 29

Visit the New EID Blog May 4

REMINDER: Entries Invited for Human Factors Prize for Excellence June 1 - July 1 April 23

HFES 2012 Annual Meeting: Registration Now Open! April 19

MP3 Song-Searching Can Increase Risk for Drivers April 16

Implantable Medical Device is Designed to Warn Patients of Impending Heart Attack April 13

Visit the HFES Booth at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival March 21

Proposals Are Invited for the 2012 Annual Meeting - Deadline Extended March 21

HF/E Study Highlights Ways Video Games Can Be Enhanced for Older Adults March 5

JCEDM Special Issue on Innovations in CEDM Now Online February 15

Human Cognitive Performance Suffers Following Natural Disasters, Human Factors/Ergonomics Researchers Find February 10

“Your Password Is Invalid”: Improving Web Site Password Practices January 31

Submit Your Product Design Research for the Human Factors Prize January 27

HFES Guide to Participation in Federal Policymaking Now Online

 
2011
Ergonomics in Design Special Issue on Driver Distraction Now Online December 21

Prize-Winning Health-Care Ergonomics Research Just Released December 21

Stay Tuned for the All-New EID… December 13

Remote Monitoring May Help Seniors Better Manage Their Medication November 3

Current Training Programs May Not Prepare Firefighters to Combat Stress November 2

California Passes Important Health-Care Workplace Safety Bill October 13

Fisher-Price iXL Learning System Wins the 2011 User-Centered Product Design Award October 3

Is Smartphone Technology the Future of U.S. Elections? September 12

Web Tool Aims to Improve the Workplace for Breast Cancer Survivors September 12

Seeking Topic Proposals for Upcoming Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics Volume September 8

Call for Comments on Revision of Important Federal Research Regulations August 29

Paper on Automation in Surgery Wins 2011 Human Factors Prize for Excellence in HF/E Research August 18

Early Registration Discounts for HFES 2011 Annual Meeting End August 8 - Register Soon July 29

HFES ELECTIONS: Announcing Newly Elected Officers & Executive Council At-Large Members July 29

“Tell Me a Story About Medical Errors”: How Health Care Practitioners’ Stories Can Aid Medical Device Designers July 11

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress Not to Eliminate the NSF Directorate for Behavioral, Social, and Economic Sciences July 8

Middle-School Students Educate Community on Proper Computer Posture July 6

HFES Sponsors 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care June 30

Improved Stepladder Design May Decrease Injuries June 28

Remembering Hal W. Hendrick May 26

Marc Resnick on Forensic Ergonomics: June 14 Webinar May 16

GMU Arch Lab Wins HFES Video Contest May 5

Practice Can Make Search-and-Rescue Robot Operators More Accurate May 5

Monthly Webinar Series Open to Nonmembers April 27

Bill Boyd on Human Factors/Ergonomics Certification Through BCPE: May 10 Webinar April 25

Human Factors/Ergonomics Research Leads to Improved Bunk Bed Safety Standards April 14

HFES Signs On to Letter Supporting NIOSH Education and Research Centers April 11

Amy R. Pritchett Appointed Editor in Chief of Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making April 7

HFES Signs On to Letter Supporting NIOSH Education and Research Centers April 6

George Mason Students Highlight Dangers of Distracted Driving April 5

April 25 Webinar: Rob Tannen on Product and Interface Design March 23

March 16 Members-Only Webinar: Ed Israelski on Medical Device Standards February 28

2011 User-Centered Product Design Award Submissions Due April 22 February 22

Drivers Engaging in a Secondary Task May Pay More Attention to the Road February 14

HFES 2011 Annual Meeting Proposals Due February 18 - DEADLINE EXTENDED February 8

Submit Your Health Care Ergonomics Research by June 1 for the Human Factors Prize February 8

February 28 Members-Only Webinar: Chris Wickens on Automation Alerting Systems February 8

 
2010
HFES Adds Three Periodicals to Member Benefits Through Partnership with SAGE December 9

Function Analysis Drives the Development of a Concept Mars Rover November 1

October Is National Ergonomics Month! October 4

Latest Research and Application Work in Human Factors/Ergonomics Presented at HFES 2010 September 17

“Sully” Sullenberger Keynotes HFES 54th Annual Meeting;
Latest Research and Application Work in Human Factors/Ergonomics Presented
September 2

HFES Free "Meet the Authors" Webinar: Developing New Metrics for Shared Situation Awareness

 
2009
Attention Demands May Explain Why Texting While Driving Is So Dangerous December 22

Older Adults Want Robots That Do More Than Vacuum, Human Factors/Ergonomics Researchers Find October 27

It's National Ergonomics Month! October 2

Future of HF/E Research Panel from the NRC Committee on Human-Systems Integration To Be Presented in San Antonio September 14

Public Policy Matters: Legislation to Fund Medical Simulation Has Implications for HF/E Professionals July 24

HFES Salary Survey Gauges Impact of Recession May 27

April HFES Bulletin Focus: Public Policy Matters March 27

U.S. Recovery Act Opens Additional Opportunities for HF/E Researchers March 19

HFES 2009 in San Antonio Offers the Latest Human Factors/Ergonomics Research and Opportunities for Networking With Top Experts

 
2008
Hybrid Cars Too Quiet for Pedestrian Safety? Add Engine Noise, Say Human Factors Researchers November 14

Human Factors Experts Identify Persistent Problems with U.S. Ballot and Voting System Usability October 27

ANSI Approves HFES 200 Software User Interface Standard September 9

Human Factors Journal Celebrates 50 Years With Special Issue Highlighting Pivotal Research and Applications June 26

Research Suggests Mid-Level Computer Screen Displays Can Minimize Musculoskeletal Strain in Schoolchildren March 5

 
2007
Human Factors Researchers Test Voting Systems for Seniors That Can Improve Accuracy and Speed for Voters of All Ages December 20

American National Standards Institute Approves ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Computer Workstation Standard December 20

Human Factors Researchers Improve Performance With Robotic Systems on the ISS October 11

A Broad Range of Safety and Usability Issues To Be Covered in HFES 51st Annual Meeting Presentations September 30

Human Factors Researchers Suggest New Sizing System for Fall Protection Equipment June 4

New HFES Cognitive Engineering Journal Launched May 1

Human Factors Analysis Reveals Ways to Reduce Friendly Fire Incidents February 22

HF/E Research Can Help Workers Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome February 22

In Memoriam: Kevin P. Granata

 
2006
HFES/Federation Forum on Human Factors, Education, and U.S. Competitiveness December 8

Computer Workstation Standard Updated November 15

Prototype Just-in-Time Medical Device Enables Untrained Bystanders to Save Lives October 16

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Systems Using New Weather Technology for Emergency Management October 16

Lane Departure Warning Systems Help Drowsy Drivers Avoid Crashes October 16

Economic Pressures Can Lead to Unequal Treatment of Patients October 16

Simulation in a Virtual Combat Environment Puts Surgical Skills to the Test October 16

Researchers Stress the Need to Educate Consumers About Hazards of Tire Aging October 16

Human Factors Paper Reports Drivers Using Cell Phones Are as Impaired as Drunk Drivers June 29

Human Factors Research Highlights Ways to Improve Patient Safety May 8

Ergonomics Interventions Make Ohio Health Care Facilities Safer for Employees April 1

Safety Challenges on Rapid Home Construction Site Are Tackled by the Extreme Safety Corps February 3

HF/E Researchers Develop Guidelines for Adapting Mobile Wireless Technology to Help Those with Cognitive Impairments January 20

Human Factors Researchers Help to Prevent Runway Incursions and Errors

HFES Releases First Volume in New Review Series

HFES to Host Forum on Education and U.S. Competitiveness

 
2005
Federation-HFES Science Forum Expands Dialogue on Homeland Security December 9

"Virtual Field Trips" May Help Young Children Improve Their Reading Skills November 1

It's National Ergonomics Month! October 1

49th Annual Meeting Papers of Special Interest September 1

Laparoscopic Surgeons to Benefit from Human Factors Expertise August 15

New Book Aids Designers in Meeting Needs of "Extra-Ordinary" Users August 15

Article Highlights Confusion about Homeland Security Safety Symbols January 28

Hands-On or Hands-Free, Using a Cell Phone While Driving Is Not Safe, Researchers Find January 28

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2004
Excellence Award to HFES-200 Software Draft Standard December 3

 
2003
HFES 47th Annual Meeting Papers Feature Work on Critical Health and Safety Issues October 13

HFES Launches National Ergonomics Month October 1

Studies Find Evidence of Serious Driver Distraction When Driving and Using Cell Phone June 13

Human Factors/Ergonomics Methods and Techniques Help Avert Medical Errors March 1

  
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