Marking 70 years of ergonomics, a special anniversary issue of The Ergonomist lands on desks this week!
Discover a timeline showing the changing focus of our discipline from industrial and consumer ergonomics in the 1960s and 70s, to technology and global concerns in the last 20 to 30 years.
The origins of our discipline lie in the military and an article on defence through the years highlights some of the main contributions of human factors in this sector.
Our cover story by CIEHF Fellow Jon Berman looks at power generation and the critical role human factors has played in process control and human performance, highlighted from the 1950s onward.
And cybersecurity is the topic of a discussion piece, starting with work on authentication in the mid-1990s. We also take a look at aviation, pharmaceuticals, networking and even a worldwide trip by tandem!
Many thanks again to all our contributors and we look forward to hearing what our members think of this special issue.