Chapter 26. Human Factors Engineering Considerations in New Product Development

  1. Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn Ph.D. Associate Professor cofounding director industrial engineer project engineer manufacturing engineer
  1. Mary Hoffman Pancake B.S., M.S., Ph.D project manager

Published Online: 15 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch26

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pancake, M. H. (2007) Human Factors Engineering Considerations in New Product Development, in The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition (ed K. B. Kahn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch26

Editor Information

  1. University of Tennessee, USA

Author Information

  1. Battelle Memorial Institute, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485247

Online ISBN: 9780470172483

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Keywords:

  • human factors engineering (HFE) in product design;
  • product usability and user focus;
  • user input - optimizing user acceptance;
  • user requirements driving HFE time and cost

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Is Human Factors?

  • What Value Does Human Factors Engineering Add? What's in it for Me?

  • What Is the Impetus Behind Human Factors? Who Thinks This Is Important?

  • Usability (How Useful Is it?)

  • Human Factors Engineers as a Part of the Project Team: What Do They Do?

  • When Is Human Factors Considered in the Product Life Cycle?

  • Tailoring Human Factors Engineering to Your Company's Needs

  • Summary

  • References