chapter  1
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Some months ago I was talking to two senior engineers who were responsible for a major project for the Government. The discussion devolved upon the role of psychologists, specifically human engineer­ ing, in contributing towards design and development. At this, one of the engineers announced somewhat heatedly that since Government contracts demand that human engineers be included in the design and development stages he hires them. Pausing, he relaxed and added that it’s really not too bad - they ask for a laboratory and he gives them one and by the time they get through with whatever they do there, generally the design is over and development is so far ahead that they cannot do any damage.