In This Section
- Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement
- Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries
- Audio for Games
- Audio for Telecommunications
- Audio Forensics
- Automotive Audio
- Broadcast and Online Delivery
- Coding of Audio Signals
- Fiber Optics for Audio
- Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention
- High Resolution Audio
- Human Factors in Audio Systems
- Loudspeakers and Headphones
- Microphones and Applications
- Network Audio Systems
- Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals
- Recording Technology and Practices
- Semantic Audio Analysis
- Signal Processing
- Sound for Digital Cinema and Television
- Spatial Audio
AES Technical Committee
Human Factors in Audio Systems
Chair: Michael Hlatky (Send Email) Vice Chair: William L Martens (Send Email)
The Committee’s goal is to provide our industry with a forum to identify problems and offer audio solutions for human-machine interface design, and to address human factors issues in audio devices. This includes expanding the creation, usability, ergonomics, perception and safety of audio and its technology. We believe the methods for building interfaces and providing auditory feedback must be formulated to enhance the user’s experience while interacting with audio based systems.
Areas of Concentration
- Identify ways to optimize Human/Machine interaction in the design of audio systems and environments.
- Organize tutorials and workshops for system designers and users.
Some examples of bad ergonomics can be found here: http://www.hfes-europe.org/poorergo.htm and here: http://www.baddesigns.com/.
Upcoming conferences within the Human Factors field
- European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, September 2008: http://www.ecce2008.eu/
- World Congress on Ergonomics, August 2009: http://www.iea2009.org/home-welcome.htm
These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.
2011-11-8 Minutes from the October 2011 Meeting
Description: Meeting Minutes
2010-11-6 Minutes from the November 2010 meeting
Description: TC-HFAS meeting in San Francisco, 05 November 2010
2010-10-11 Minutes from the May 2010 meeting
Description: TC-HFAS meeting in London, May 2010
2009-6-12 Minutes from the May 2009 meeting.
Description: TC-HFAS meeting in Munich, 08 May 2009
2008-10-28 Minutes from the October 2008 meeting
Description: Meeting in San Francisco, Oct. 4th, 2008.
2008-6-6 Minutes from the May 2008 meeting
Description: TC-HFAS meeting in Amsterdam, 17 May, 3:00-4:00 pm.
2008-5-15 Minutes from formative meeting for TC-HFA
Description: TC-HFA (Human Factors in Audio) Formative Meeting Thursday, October 28, 2004, 4:00pm-6:00pm
2009-6-12 Proposal for Workshop at the 127th Convention
Description: As discussed on the May 2009 TC-HFAS meeting.
2008-6-6 Proposal for Workshop at the 125th Convention
Description: As discussed on the May 2008 TC-HFAS meeting.
2008-5-15 Proposal for session at the 120th Convention
Description: A preliminary paper session proposal. Author: Densil Cabrera. Original date: 2005-10-04.
2008-5-15 Discussion on mission statement
Description: Comments by Durand Begault. Original date 2005-02-25.
2008-5-15 Chairman's comment to report of the 1st meeting
Description: Follow-up by chairman Tom Schlum on the report of the formative meeting of TC-HFAS. Original date: 2005-01-27.
Durand Begault Elizabeth Cohen Jeremy Cooperstock Kimio Hamasaki Soren H. Nielsen Soren Bech Tom Schlum Wieslaw Woszczyk Kenneth Deetz Russell Mason Scott Burgess William L Martens Kim Rishoej Peter Swarte James J McTigue Jonathan Laney Florian Konig Rene Quesnel Heather Ellsworth Paul Chavez Angela Jones Jonas Braasch Ben Leslie Brian Karr Densil Cabrera Andrea Polli Aaron Day Dr. D B Karron Atushi Marui Aleksander Valjamae Jean-Dominique Polack Carryl L. Baldwin Ellen Haas Joern Loviscach Seibert Murphy Alex Bullitt Griff Ocker Michael Hlatky Sebastian Heise Dylan-Thomas Vance David Weinberg Daniel Gomez
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