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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 Annual Meeting

The HFES 2014 Annual Meeting will be held October 27–31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.... More>


Holiday Travelers Take Note: Scientists Explore Roadway Aggression

It’s that time of year – the time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate another year…to spend hours in a car dealing with pent-up roadway aggression? ... More>


How Everyday Ergonomics Shape Your Behavior


Presidential Column

Human Factors 101: How About Just Trying Things Out?

While I was staring at my iMAC screen pondering options for this month's column, one of my favorite images, a self-portrait by Norman Rockwell, came to mind. In the portrait, we see Rockwell from behind, scratching his head and staring at a canvas that is blank, except for a Saturday Evening Post banner across the top. A clock, a calendar, a pinned-up note with the deadline for his cover, and assorted crumpled-up sketches make it clear that the artist (Rockwell preferred to call himself an illustrator) has little time and no ideas. ... More>


Expansive Postures May Lead Us to Dishonesty