Human Factors 
Potomac Chapter



Our Vision

We believe that in the future, the human factors specialist will be a vital part of every design team as a routine association. This does not imply that he/she will be in charge, but it does mean that new, high quality technology will certainly not be successfully developed and marketed without the synergistic linking of the engineering and human factors disciplines. It is the goal of our chapter and the national society to foster growth of our field and to increase the awareness of others about our work.
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)
Even if you're not a member of the BCPE, you may still find their newsletters interesting and informative.
16th Annual Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award
Nominations Due:  May 5, 2017

The HFES Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) invites you to submit a nomination for the 16th annual Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design award. No entry fee or other cost is required. The award emphasizes both product design and the methods used to specify and achieve the design.

The winning product/system will be recognized at the 2017 HFES Annual Meeting in Austin, TX on October 10, 2017, and the awardees will be asked to present a talk on the product and methodology. The awardees will also be expected to submit a paper to “Ergonomics in Design” within two months of the meeting.

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From the President
Welcome to the web site for the Potomac Chapter (POC) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). We are one of the largest local chapters of human factors and ergonomics professionals within the national organization. Our current membership is composed of nearly 100 people in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our Home Page is a means of improving communications with our members and those who would like to know more about the field of human factors. Please feel free to explore the links below and to provide us with any feedback you have.

Thank you for your interest,
Eugene St. Clair
President, POC

Research & Publishing Opportunities
Office Ergonomics Research Committee
A research consortium interested in advancing the field of knowledge regarding office ergonomics has established a number of research priorities.

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human 
Factors & Ergonomics Society
Online Submissions welcome.

Ergonomics in Design
Online submissions welcome.

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