Of Men and Machines (1963)

A colleague shared with me the most interesting video from 1963, starring Paul Fits, presenting what was then called Human Engineering or Engineering Psychology. It’s an excellent explanation of the Human Factors’ work and goals:

“Engineering psychologists attempt to eliminate (such) confusion not by changing man’s habits, but by changing the machine. They attempt to discover how machines can be designed so that the machine will speak a language which man can understand.”

Paul Fitts


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