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Ergonomics: Web Resources

Tips on finding a reliable web resource

Websites: Websites can be useful tools for accessing information. Keep in mind though that information on the Internet is not always current, accurate or authoritative. Ask questions like:

  • Who made and maintains this site ? What are their credentials ? Is the information current ?
  • What is the domain name of the site? Sites with .edu and .gov should provide credible information
  • Is there an about page on the site that states who made it?
  • Professional organizations, other Libraries and Universities, designers sites can be very informative and authoritative
  • Always note the URL of the website and date you access the site in case you decide to include this information in your research documentation

Web Resources

Association of Canadian Ergonomists (Canada)
Founded in 1968, ACE is an association of persons who have human factors/ergonomics
interests.

Bad Human Factors Designs
A scrapbook of illustrated examples of designs that are hard to use because they do not follow
human factors principles.

Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Presents information from Ergonomics research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG).

Dorman Consulting (Australia)
Dorman Consulting firm provides independent training and advise on ergonomics and workplace safety. Ergonomics resources and links to hundreds of helpful ergonomics sites, world-wide. The team consists of engineers and ergonomists.

Ergoweb, Inc. (USA)
A company that specializes in ergonomic services. Some brief case study information, ergonomics glossary, history and concepts.

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (UK)
A forum for ergonomists and human factors specialists. Their mission is to develop and share understanding of ergonomics and human factors, demonstrate its benefits for human wellbeing and organizational success, and bring about its adoption in everyday life. Case studies are available on this site.

Interface Analysis Associates (USA)
Human factors, usability and ergonomics consulting firm. Three sections, one devoted to ergonomics resources: office
ergonomics, industrial ergonomics, organizations; another devoted to human factors resources: usability testing, interface design, aviation and the last to ergonomic products.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. A list of Educational Resources posted on this site contains a large sampling of journals, books, websites and other published materials in human factors/ergonomics.

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