Dick Pew and I are co-organizing a new Technical Group on Human
Performance Modeling that will be based in the Human Factors and
The requirements to form a new TG include getting 200 people (min) to
express their support. HFES sees TGs as a way of bringing new blood
into the organization so they are quite happy if half of the
supporters are NOT current members of HFES.
If you are at all interested please go to:
There you will find:
A. Information on "Why" a new TG in HFES on HPM is a good idea; an
assessment of its likely impact on existing modeling conferences and
groups; why situating the HPM-TG within HFES is a good idea; the
philosophy of the HFES Conferences that makes them an ideal venue for
presenting work-in-progress; etc.
B. A draft of the "Proposal" that Dick and I will submit to HFES'
Council of Technical Groups once we obtain > 200 expressions of
C. A form that asks you for your name, email, affiliation, and a few
questions. Once you click "submit" your info will be saved to a dbase.
I think this is an exciting venture and an idea whose time has come.
It is in part a result of the continuing inspiration I have drawn
from Newell & Card (1985) over the years, as well as a direct result
of the excitement that greeted the recent special issue that Mike
Byrne and I did for the Human Factors journal.
So -- please check out the website, read our materials, download
them, and sign up as a supporter of this new group.
Byrne, M. D., & Gray, W. D. (2003). Returning human factors to an
engineering discipline: Expanding the science base through a new
generation of quantitative methods - Preface to the special section.
Human Factors, 45(1), 1-4.
Newell, A., & Card, S. K. (1985). The prospects for psychological
science in human-computer interaction. Human-Computer Interaction,
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