Frank C. Lacson on Human Systems Integration: The Human User Contribution to Technical Balance
Abstract: Human Systems Integration (HSI) is an often misunderstood technical approach that has unrealized system and human performance benefits. This presentation contains a description of the nine HSI domains, a mapping of HSI technical tools to the Systems Engineering Process and the DoD Acquisition Cycle, and walkthroughs of HSI use cases. An interactive roundtable discussion is encouraged to share lessons learned, relevant processes, and tool integration to strengthen the link between HSI and Systems Engineering.
Speaker Bio: Frank C. Lacson is a Human Factors Engineer at Pacific Science & Engineering Group with expertise in assessing the interactions between humans and complex systems. He earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, a B.S. in Psychology, and an M.S. in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has over 10 years of applied human factors research and engineering experience within academia, government, and DoD organizations. He specializes in the quantitative application of Human Factors Engineering principles, methods, and standards.
Organization Bio: Pacific Science & Engineering Group, a small business headquartered in San Diego since 1984, specializes in human factors engineering, ergonomics, and human systems integration for complex military and commercial systems. Their products improve system effectiveness, reduce error, and enhance user performance and decision-making quality though the support of system development, medical system design, work process design, and the DoD Acquisition and System Engineering Technical Review. – The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the principal professional association in the United States that is concerned with the study of Human characteristics and capabilities, and with the application of that knowledge to the design of the products, systems, and environments that people use. The San Diego chapter was formed in 1954 and remains an active through community service, technical tours, and human factors outreach activities.
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