July 25, 2023
Conference Paper

Human Factors in Discovery Phase of TRLs and HRLs


With rapid growth in technology, there has been a corresponding growth in research focused on the ways that human-machine interactions can be improved. As part of that work, researchers have explored how human expertise can inform technology design and evaluation. For example, interaction with subject matter experts (SMEs) or end users can help to design and enhance a machine. The human factors of technology release can be divided into five steps: discovery, planning, development, evaluation, and deployment. This framework is a higher-level abstraction of the Human Readiness Levels for technology use and adoption (See, et al., 2018). In this exposition, we discuss how human factors methodologies, principles, and practices can be realized in the first phase, Discovery, of the technology development process.

Published: July 25, 2023


Jefferson B.A., and J.A. Baweja. 2023. Human Factors in Discovery Phase of TRLs and HRLs. In Human Factors and Simulation. International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2023), July 20-24, 2023, San Francisco, CA, edited by J. Wright and D. Barber, 83, 243-253. New York, New York:Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International. PNNL-SA-181631. doi:10.54941/ahfe1003582