HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
The purpose of this lesson is to summarize some of the major and
important points made during each of the preceding 39 lessons. Because of
the scope of this course, any detailed summary and review would take you
almost as much time to complete as has the entire course. Unfortunately, we
won't be able to review everything we feel is important in the human factors
area, but hopefully, what is presented will reinforce those concepts for
you, as well as initiate the recall of related issues in the field.
In the early part of this course, the man-machine interface was
that these abilities must be taken into account by the HF Specialist when
designing systems that incorporate man as an information processing
Regardless of whether we are talking about an information
system, it is critical that man's limitations are considered.
Why do you
think this is so?
(1) The cost to the military of having large numbers of people unable to
make quick and accurate decisions (due to processing overload) can be
severe. Turn to Page 88.
(2) The increased complexity of modern day equipment has placed new and
greater demands on the operators of these high technology systems. Turn to
(3) The time and resources required to maintain system or subsystem
operations often will take away from other important responsibilities placed
on the operator. Turn to Page 83.
(4) All of these answers are correct. Turn to Page 61.