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San Diego Chapter: Human Systems Integration: Definitions, Evolutions, and Applications

  • Date:
    May 27, 2020 - 6pm - 7:30pm
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This event is free and open to all, including non-members.

This presentation is VIRTUAL/ONLINE only.

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Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 5:45pm – 7pm (Pacific Time) (presentation starts at 6pm)

Please Note: This presentation is purely VIRTUAL/ONLINE.

Cost: Free.

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Human Systems Integration: Definitions, Evolutions, and Applications

Systems Engineering and Human Systems Integration (HSI) share similarities in their approach, as both involve “trans-disciplinary and integrative approaches to enable the successful realization, use, and retirement of an engineered system” (see INCOSE Essential Definitions). This presentation explores the user-centered side of Systems Engineering, from both a Department of Defense (Systems Acquisition) and an INCOSE perspective.

First, we will define HSI and establish its relationship with Human Factors, User Experience, and other Human-Centered disciplines. Through success stories (and lessons learned), we will explore the evolution of HSI, systems engineering, and DoD Acquisition as they have adapted from the traditional Waterfall Development / V-model to Agile Development / Agile Systems Engineering approaches. Opportunities and challenges will then be presented on current trends such as: DoD HSI Standardization, new DoD policy, and rapid system development (through DevOps and MBSE).

This webinar session will conclude with some tips on how systems engineers can apply HSI and Human-Centered principles to their own work before we open the floor to all to share their perspectives and project successes.

Presenter: Mr. Frank Lacson

Mr. Frank Lacson is a Human Factors Subject Matter Expert at Kapsuun Group, LLC, with over 12 years of experience in conducting Human Factors, User Experience, and Human Systems Integration analysis in support of Systems Engineering for DoD (Navy) Acquisition. He often serves as the end-user advocate in Integrated Product Teams, working closely with Systems and Software Engineers, Logistics / Product Support, Architecture, and Test & Evaluation.

In addition to serving as the President-Elect of INCOSE San Diego, Frank has served in leadership roles with the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), and the DoD Human Factors Technical Advisory Group (HFE TAG).

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