The Human Factors Institute's (HFI’s) purpose as a research and development organization is to make vast enhancements in the way people and technology interact. Efforts include analyzing situations, proposing hypotheses for improvements, testing possible solutions, and recording results.
Each test and experience is considered successful—even if a hypothesis is proved to be wrong—because it’s a step further in understanding the needs of the user.
We use these means to improve the quality of life for people of all walks of life. Members are dedicated to building upon the foundation set by researchers in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS). We endeavor to maintain and enhance this bastion of education and success for those who follow. Those involved with the Human Factors Institute are committed to driving science forward.
In keeping with the professional standards of CICS, we begin with integrity and end with outcomes. At no time are our actions carried out for selfish or immoral reasons—such motives endanger everything critical to the institute’s mission and ultimately benefit no one.
HFI’s Code of Ethics
The Human Factors Institute strives to produce valid, usable, and useful research to professionals in the field of information and communication sciences. We are committed to researching and developing solutions in a creative and nonlinear fashion. Above all, any research, solutions, and tactics employed by members of the Human Factors Institute will be user-centered throughout all phases of design, development, and deployment.
What is UCD3?
It stands for User-Centered Design, Development, and Deployment, which means:
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