Human factors

Definition Human Factors / Ergonomics

Human factors (or ergonomics) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well being and overall system performance (source: International Ergonomics Association).

Human factors professionals contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, organizations, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people. 

Domains of Specialization

Our approach is multidisciplinary to ensure all aspects are taken into account. Intergo advises on human factors issues by using various approaches such as physical science and human movement sciences, industrial and mechanical engineering (diplays and controls), environmental aspects, psychology (mental processes and workload) and organizational aspects.

Our consultants are all certified at CREE (Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists), to illustrate our independence and high quality.