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Epistemological Issues about Ergonomics and Human Factors
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The reader who browses on the web through the sites of the IEA Federated Societies will find a number of alternative definitions either of ergonomics or of the aims of ergonomics and human factors. These definitions have in common:

– a reference to science – a reference to “knowledge about the characteris-

tics of human beings’’ – a reference to application of that knowledge to the

design of “systems and devices of all kinds.”