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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