> Glad to see another Human Factors professional on the list. > How many others of you on here have Human Factors / Ergonomics > backgrounds? ...> Me too.....
...> Me, me!
My "intuitive" feel (sorry, I'm in recursion mode) is that - almost by
definition - we tend to be professional polymorph "slash" types.
Labeling & branding remains a huge open issue for our shared interest area:
How many of the jobs out there that are aimed at us are still titled simply
"Information Architect"? (From my experience - Most of 'em) And
"information architecture" can mean substantially different things to
different employers. By the same token, I see a range of other job titles
(Usability Engineer, GUI Designer, Interface Designer, etc.etc.etc.) applied
to the same range of job reqs.
When describing "what I do" to people who are not members of our priesthood,
I often just run thru the litany of buzzwords and wait to see if their eyes
light up... I can honestly say that I've dabbled in All of the Above, and
will in the same breath honestly admit that I'm a "jack of all trades ...
but master of only a couple." Then again - That's why they hire us, isn't
it? ME 2 is what I do.
Also: A big part of what we do is Integrate and Liaise across the cultures
(Technical, Business, Marketing) in our working environment. Leveraging ME