Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
University of Houston-Clear Lake

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Student Chapter


Get a free license for the prototyping software, Axure

Axure is a very flexible and dynamic piece of software for wireframing and prototyping! Students and educators in human factors or UX related fields can get a license for free here with a university email address. The community and website also contains a helpful forum and plenty of tutorials to get started.


Free NASA E-books

NASA is offering free ebooks in .EPUB, .MOBI, and .PDF formats! They cover topics ranging from aviation, aerospace and human factors. The ones related to HFE are:

  • "Crash Course: Lessons Learned from Accidents Involving Remotely Piloted and Autonomous Aircraft"
  • "Dressing for Altitude, U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits-Wiley Post to Space Shuttle"
  • "Breaking the Mishap Chain"


Register for the 2014 HFES International Annual Meeting

From HFES:

"HFES invites you to register to attend the 2014 International Annual Meeting, to be held October 27-31 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Don't wait to take advantage of early-bird savings of up to $100, available now through September 15!

Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to receive the special HFES Annual Meeting rate ($259/night for single or double occupancy). This rate applies until October 3 or when the block is sold out."

For more info:


Webinar: Matching Design and Analysis, Presented by Joseph Keebler, Wichita State University

From HFES:

"There's still time to register for the July 11 webinar, "Matching Design and Analysis," presented by Joseph Keebler. It will be held at 9:00–10:30 a.m. Pacific / 10:00–11:30 a.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central / 12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. Eastern.

This webinar is free for HFES members! Go to to reserve your spot. Nonmember registration is available at, so please feel free to pass this message along to interested students and colleagues."

"In this webinar, Keebler will briefly match experimental designs with statistical analysis techniques. Often these topics are taught separately, and it can be confusing, daunting, and frustrating to collect data only to realize that the analyses needed are out of the researcher's realm of expertise. This webinar will review major experimental and quasi-experimental design criteria in light of the types of questions they can answer, and then couple each design to a specific analysis that will aid researchers in making the correct decisions about their data. Keebler's aim is to provide insight into the usefulness of statistics as a powerful tool for understanding data in research."


Free Online Class: Human Computer Interaction

Sign up for Coursera's free Human-Computer Interaction Course! Coursera is an online education resource that allows you to take university level courses with a variety of topics. Certifications are also obtainable. With HCI being relevant to Human Factors, this is a nice opportunity. It is a 9 week course.


SW Regional HFES Symposium

News from Houston HFES:

We invite you to submit an abstract to the Southwest Regional HFES One-Day Symposium to be held at the Annenburg Presidential Conference Center, part of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

The symposium is a forum for sharing information, case studies and new ideas within our community. This community consists of human factors and ergonomics engineers, designers, developers, designated company specialists and students in the Southwest Region. A variety of presentation formats have been identified to facilitate both information sharing and socializing within the group.

Please consider how you can support the field and participate by presenting examples of your work, practical applications or research interests using a lecture, panel, or poster presentation format.

This year we especially encourage alternate format proposals, such as panels, discussions groups, non-commercial demonstrations etc.

For more information, visit the symposium site:

February 28, 2014:
On-Line Registration Opens
April 18, 2014: 
Deadline for abstract submissions
May 9, 2014: 
Notification of acceptance
June 2, 2014:
On-Line Registration Ends
June 6, 2014: 
SW Regional HFES Symposium


To submit an abstract using the online abstract submission form:

Please direct any questions to the symposium program committee -


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