Jeff Kelley's Editorial Columns for EID


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From 2001 to 2003, As Editor of Ergonomics In Design, a publication of HFES, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, I had privilege of writing the Editor's Comment Column for each issue.

Here is a collection of the columns I wrote during that time (each is a PDF, approximately 30k in size). Reproduced here by permission of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

I am honored to have been mentored by and earned my Ph.D. under the direction of one of the founding fathers of Human Factors, Professor Alphonse Chapanis. I direct your attention to the Fall 02 issue...

  • Summer 01: A rigorous development methodology can be profitable ... and Fun!
  • Fall 01: Trotting out my most entertaining "elevator definition" of ergonomics and my glibbest anecdotes would leave her with eyes glazed over.
  • Winter 02: I'm not a firefighter, I'm an ergonomist.
  • Spring 02: How do I convey a vivid picture of usability engineering in 14 floors?
  • Summer 02: When I woke up this morning, I remembered having had this exact joyful feeling a couple of decades ago.
  • Fall 02: Veritas Vos Liberabit - The truth will set you free. (In memoriam, Alphones Chapanis)
  • Winter 03: For 10 years we have been a strong voice for human factors and ergonomics.
  • Spring 03: It's 4:00 in the morning; Do you know where your users are?
  • Fall 03: I'm going to pass the torch by relating an ergonomics anecdote.

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