Publications: Human Factors

  • Human Factors Lessons from the Design of a Real Product, by Herb Weiner, 1985. Good human factors was a major design objective for the Tektronix 4991S1 Graphic Input Workstation. For the most part, this objective was achieved. Nevertheless, this system has some human factors deficiencies. This paper analyzes the design and implementation process, and relates the process to the strengths and weaknesses of the result. The paper concludes with a summary of the human factors lessons we learned, our mistakes and their consequences, what we would do differently and what we would do the same.