3.2 Human Factors Engineering



Human factors engineering (HFE) and human computer interaction (HCI) are multidisciplinary sciences that seek to optimize the interactions between humans and a given system (Holden et al. 2016). HCI began in the early 1980s as a blend of HFE with software engineering, with the intent of applying scientific principles to address real problems in the software development space (Carroll 2003). HCI assimilates cognitive, social, and behavioral sciences into its frameworks, and members of the HCI community reach far into a myriad of domains including computer science, cognitive psychology, anthropology, mathematics, and communication studies.


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  1. 1.East Orange General HospitalEast OrangeUSA

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