A Rose by Any Other Name

Connotations of Human – Technology – Organization
  • Fredrik BarchéusEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 821)


The paper discusses overlaps between Human Factors/Ergonomics, HF/E, and related areas that may affect the effectiveness and efficiency of its application. On one hand concepts such as Human Systems Integration indicate that humans shall be considered throughout the system lifecycle. On the other hand such integration is dependent not only on the HF/E professional but highly dependent on other activities to be integrated with. The concept Human-Technology-Organization, HTO, is introduced to broaden the systemic perspective to contain also “hindsight rationale” based on established accident models. The paper conveys examples of situations where disciplinary overlaps have been identified and managed through trade-offs between retaining HTO tasks and pragmatically supporting the overlapping disciplines.


Human-Technology-Organization Disciplinary overlap Coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UXbridgeTäbySweden

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