INCOSE Press Release HSI Primer
SAN DIEGO (26 October 2023) – The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Human Systems Integration Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the Human Systems Integration Primer.
With the publication of the Human Systems Integration Primer, the Human Systems Integration Working Group has provided foundational knowledge and understanding into Human Systems Integration (HIS), the transdisciplinary sociotechnical and management approach of systems engineering. The Primer also covers key HSI perspectives, with the references providing additional resources for those who would like to explore the subject in depth.
Readers of the Human Systems Integration Primer will learn:
1. The fundamental concepts of HSI including historical background, scope, tasks and activities and how HSI professionals tailor their approach to meet the specific needs of different projects.
2. Essential perspectives that influence HSI such as Human Factors Engineering (HFE), workforce planning and sustainability and how these perspectives contribute to creating systems that are both efficient and considerate of human factors, safety and usability.
3. The importance of considering social, cultural and organizational factors in the design process and how HSI extends beyond technical aspects.
Guy Andre Boy, Chair of the Human Systems Integration Working Group said, “We are happy to release the Human Systems Integration Primer, and we're proud to emphasize the profound fusion of technology and humanity it encapsulates. In the Primer we explore not only the very heart of HSI but also the enduring influence of Human Factors Engineering, workforce planning, and cultural sensitivity on engineering brilliance.”
The INCOSE Human Systems Integration Primer is available to download free of charge from www.incose.org/hsiprimer or in the INCOSE Online Store.