Human Factors Engineering and Human Centered Design

DSoft Technology is a prime contractor for the FAA Human Factors Lab near Atlantic City, NJ.  One of our principal research scientists is Mr. Thomas O'Brien, co-author of the first Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation[1].  Mr. O'Brien's text is used worldwide as the authoritative text on ensuring that systems and products will be effective and usable before they are placed into the hands of people.  Our role at the Human Factors Lab is to provide scientific and technical research and measurement support for the civil aviation human factors research program for human-system applications in acquisition, certification, regulation, and standards. We assist with the design and development of human-system technologies, interfaces, tools, aids, equipment and processes which support air traffic control.

Employing cognitive and human factors research scientists, we research, develop and ensure implementation of well-tested human factors policies, regulations, programs, and procedures which promote the safety and productivity of the national airspace system. Our program also formulates and manages the aviation human factors research program and provides human factors support to FAA acquisition and regulatory activities.  Some of the work we perform includes:

[1] Handbook of Human Factors Research 2nd Edition, Samuel G. Charlton, PhD, and Thomas G. O'Brien, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2003.