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  1. Human factors usability test and evaluation.

    Article - En anglais

    This series of articles examines the impact of human factors engineering (HFE) on the development of health care systems.

    Previous articles have examined HFE analysis and design activities undertaken in developing new systems.

    Articles have stressed that in order for the human factors (HF) specialist to be optimally effective, he or she must first analyze what the user is doing in the larger system and what the user will do with the equipment.

    Based on an understanding of the system and the user's role in it, the HF specialist can then make specific design recommendations to improve the user's ability to carry out functions and tasks that are critical to job and system success.

    The HF specialist can also develop a testing and evaluation (T & E) strategy that will verify and validate the system's effectiveness, safety, and usability.

    This article examines a number of critical issues in HFE T & E, including :

    • The types and objectives of HFE test and evaluation,

    • Critical design requirements and usability attributes/specifications,

    • Characteristics ofmeasurements important to successful T & E, and.

    System versus human performance testing.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur humain, Efficacité, Sécurité, Système santé, Méthode essai, Evaluation, Performance

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human factor, Efficiency, Safety, Health system, Test method, Evaluation, Performance

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0214257

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 11/09/1998.