What is Human Factors?

Human Factors is an approach to human performance that applies the knowledge of human behavior to the design, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of products, systems and environment. Human Factors professionals come from many majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, Business, Marketing, Anthropology, Gerontology, Design, Medical Systems, etc.

Our goal is to learn to apply human factor principles to designing jobs, consumer products, workplaces, and equipment in order to reflect the individual’s information needs, sensory and mental capabilities and physical characteristics.

CSULB HFES Student Chapter

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter is dedicated to promoting the understanding of human factors. The student chapter organizes and participates in various activities during the year in an effort to promote human factors. As of August 2012 the chapter has been awarded the prestige of Gold Chapter by the national Human Factors and Ergonomics Society a total of 7 times: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Every year, we host an annual conference where members of the pubic are invited to join the members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics society for a day of speakers and a poster session.  You can learn more about our conference by visiting our conference page.