About Ergonomics Human Factors Usability

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Here you will find some useful definitions of ergonomics and usability, as well as a list of links to professional bodies and special interest groups.



Ergonomics (or human factors) is 'the scientific discipline that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.' International Ergonomics Association (IEA). Read more

Usability is defined as 'the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with 'effectiveness', 'efficiency', and 'satisfaction' in a specified context of use.' ISO 9241-11. Read more

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