Human factors engineers and specialists work with varying sizes of humans in a variety of design situations. The Human Factors Design Guide are specifically developed to assist these professionals in their work. There is a long-standing discussion of whether the working environment should be designed to accommodate human characteristics and functions, or whether the human should be selected and trained to operate efficiently in a pre-set operating environment or condition. Take a stand for either of these views and defend your reasoning. Select a particular aviation or aerospace example to illustrate your case. Explain your rationale and provide at least one scholarly source to support your position. Post your observation (using APA format where applicable) and comment on at least one other student posting before the end of the module week in accordance with the requirements as explained in the syllabus.
This is a link to the Human Factors Design Guide For Acquisition of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Subsystems, Non-Developmental Items, and Developmental Systems/bts.gov. (Links to an external site.)The guide was developed by the Aviation Simulation and Human Factors Division at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. It consolidates multiples sources of human factors design and evaluation guidelines. The guide is provided to you as information and for you to use in developing your course products.