Teaching Human Factors through movies


Teaching the basic 

House of god

Production pressure 

Charlie Chaplin - Feeding Machine - Modern Times feeding machine.1936

Good Design 

Buster Keaton (1920) The Scarecrow (scene "one-room house") - 

Bad Design

Sleeper - 

Friendly Machine

9 to 5 -

"Human Error"

Leon the pig farmer - 

Human factors weak points

Indiana Johns - 

Decision under stress

Indiana Johns - 


Pearl Harbor -

Control & Alarm

The China Syndrome -

Error types - James Reason

A fall from grace - 

HF engineer self-production movies 

Visual Search - 

The Information Processing Model - 

Multitasking - 


Disasters Waiting to Happen -