Accession Number:

ADA065768

Title:

Human Engineering Design Criteria. The Value of Obsolete Standards and Guides.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Careful assessment of the origin and intent of design provisions can take on added importance in light of current policies within the Department of Defense regarding tailoring of specifications and standards and reduction of interpretation stringency where marginal benefits of a standard requirement cannot rationalize cost-effective application to system needs. This report shows how tracing human engineering design criteria to determine validity and applicability, as developed from its sources, could become a useful technique and how the ancestors of current human engineering standards take on some value. The development of the current military standard for human engineering is also described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE