The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, founded in 1957, is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals. HFES serves the needs of members and the public by promoting and advancing the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems, products, tools, and environments of all kinds.

HFES envisions a future in which the reach, relevance, and quality of human factors/ergonomics are greatly expanded by enriching the science and enhancing its impact on solving societal problems by embracing outward-facing collaborations.

The Society’s 3,000 members work in educational institutions, companies, government and military research centers, and independent consultancies in 43 countries.  About 15% of members are students.
HFES is a Federated Society of the International Ergonomics Association.