Dr. Sarah Meeßen receives the HFES Early Career Best Paper Award
Dr. Meeßen took first place at this year's Early Career Paper Awards. Due to the current corona situation, the award ceremony will not take place until October 2021. The Association's Annual Meeting will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Source).
About the Early Career Paper Award:
The Europe Chater of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society awards the prize for excellent research papers dealing with human factors and ergonomics. The prize is endowed with 500€ and has been awarded annually since 2014. (Source)
About the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society:
Founded in 1957, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is the world's largest scientific association in the field of human factors and ergonomics. HFES serves the needs of its members and the public by promoting and encouraging the discovery and exchange of knowledge about human characteristics that can be applied to the design of systems, products, tools and environments of all kinds. Its 3,000 members work in educational institutions, corporations, governmental and military research centers and independent consulting firms in 43 countries. About 15% of the members are students.
About Human Factors and Ergonomics:
The terms "human factors" and "ergonomics" have been defined in many different ways over the years, but this definition from Computer Ergonomics for Primary School (CergoS) summarizes the nature of the field in a concise way: Ergonomics and human factors use the knowledge of human capabilities and limitations to design systems, organizations, workplaces, machines, tools and consumer products for a safe, efficient and comfortable use by humans (Source).
Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding the interactions between humans and other elements of a system. It focuses on the exploration of the theory, principles, data and other methods that affect the design in order to optimize human well-being and the overall performance of the system.
Meeßen, S.M., Thielsch, M. T., Riehle, D. M. & Hertel, G. (2020). Trust is essential: Positive effects of information systems on users’ memory. Ergonomics, Vol. 63, (No. 7), 909-926. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2020.1758797