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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, founded in 1957, is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals.



The mission of HFES is to advance the science and practice of designing for people in systems through knowledge exchange, collaboration, and advocacy.

HFES envisions a future of systems that work for humans by design, grounded in science.

The Society’s 3,500 members work in educational institutions, companies, government and military research centers, and independent consultancies in 58 countries. About 15% of members are students.  Learn more about membership in HFES.

HFES is a Federated Society of the International Ergonomics Association.

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