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

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  • Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Instructions for Authors ( 
  • 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

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


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