Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


This society strives to discover and share knowledge relating to human factor issues regarding the design of systems and technology.

Human factors is defined as "the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and other methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance" as stated by the International Ergonomics Association in 2000.

Student Chapter

Student chapters help to increase awareness of the field of human factors and provide opportunities for students to partake in events, activities, and projects that are related to this field.


Currently there are more than 4,500 society members throughout the country and internationally. Members receive a subscription to the Human Factors journal, the Ergonomics in Design magazine, and additional news from the society.

To join HFES, simply go to the HFES website in the link below and follow the directions for joining. The annual cost for student members is $35. Additional membership types include full, associate, and affiliate members.

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