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HFESTG - Usability and System Evaluation
Episode 728th February 2023 • Human Factors Minute • Human Factors Cast
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...and now for another Human Factors Minute! Did you know that the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has 24 technical groups that are concerned with the human factors aspects of specific application areas? One of those is the USABILITY AND SYSTEM EVALUATION TECHNICAL GROUP which changed their name from Test and Evaluation Technical group in April, 2019. which focuses on the quantitative and qualitative methods that human factors and ergonomics professionals apply when evaluating the usability, usefulness, and utility of interface designs and concepts for hardware, software, as well as other products, and services. Test design and evaluation are core skills for human factors and user experience professionals who are dedicated to rigorously and defensibly measuring human-system performance, workload, situational awareness, ease of use, system trust, safety, or user acceptance. Testing can be formative, summative, comparative, or iterative and can be conducted across a broad range of program management and system development processes including waterfall and agile (among others). Of particular interest to this technical group are the tools, techniques, and methodologies applied during testing and system evaluation. Some of these include: test design and measurement approaches, practical implications of results and best practices, impact on interface design and the user experience, and lessons learned. To find out more about HFES and their technical groups, visit This has been another Human Factors Minute!

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