What’s HSI?

What’s HSI?

People often ask me about Human–Systems Integration (HSI). So, I put together this high-level primer, along with a corresponding infographic, describing HSI and why it’s important to use in all complex, socio-technical system design projects. What’s HSI, by definition? HSI is a philosophy and set of processes that focus on systems-level human performance concerns throughout a system’s entire life-cycle. Its purpose is […]

Training isn’t a substitute for good design

Training isn’t a substitute for good design

Training isn’t the only—and often isn’t the best—risk mitigation strategy. I teach Human-Systems Integration for Modeling and Simulation (HSI for M&S) at the local university. In one of the assignments, students are asked to identify five risks in a hypothetical system development project. After identifying the risks, they have to plan prevention and minimization strategies for each. This is a pretty straightforward […]