Terms of Reference for Technical Committee (TC) Human Factors (HF)
Revised ToR approved at Board/OCG#24bis (ETSI
The Human Factors committee is the technical body within
ETSI responsible for Human Factors issues in all areas of Information and
Communications Technology (ICT). It produces standards, guidelines and reports
that set the criteria necessary to build optimum usability into the emerging
digital networked economy (DNE).
The HF committee co-operates with other groups within ETSI
and outside to assist them to produce standards, or other deliverables, which
are in accordance with good Human Factors practice. Within ETSI it has a special
responsibility for “Design for All” addressing the needs of all users, including
young children, seniors and disabled people.
Human Factors is the scientific application of knowledge
about human capacities and limitations in order to make products, systems,
services and environments effective, efficient and easy for everyone to use. It
is a key factor for the commercial success of any ICT product or service in the
digital networked economy.