March 20th, 2012

Submit Your Product Design Research for the Human Factors Prize

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society welcomes your submission for the 2012 Human Factors Prize: Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research. The prize winner will receive $10,000 and publication in the Society’s flagship journal, Human Factors. Plan to submit your work between June 1 and July 1, 2012.

The 2012 topic is the human factors/ergonomics science behind product design. We seek articles that describe HF/E research that strengthens our understanding of the human-product interface, usability, and safety. More details may be found at http://www.hfes.org/web/pubpages/hfprize.html.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required.
  • Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Instructions for Authors (https://www.hfes.org/web/pubpages/hfauthorinfo.html). 
  • Review articles and brief reports are not eligible.
  • Submissions must not be received prior to June 1 or after July 1, 2012.

The winner will be announced on August 15 and invited to make a presentation about the work during a session at the HFES 56th Annual Meeting, to be held October 22-26 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information, visit the Human Factors Prize Web page at http://www.hfes.org/web/pubpages/hfprize.html.

In addition, entries are invited by May 25, 2012 for the Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award, emphasizing innovative and user-centered approaches to HF/E and industrial design. For more information, visit http://tg.hfes.org/pdtg/awards.htm.

 



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