2014-03-25 Human Factors Impact on the Integrated Soldier System Program

Join us for Human Factors Impact on the Integrated Soldier System Program, presented by Tab Lamoureux at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill!

Date: Tuesday March 25th, 2014
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; talk begins promptly at 6:30 pm
Place: The upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).


The Integrated Soldier System Program (ISSP) is a military procurement intended to put advanced situation awareness, communication, and decision support into the hands of the dismounted soldier: the infantry. The infantry already carry over 60lbs of equipment, so the ergonomics of the solution would be a prime determinant of a successful system, as would the usability and the utility to the soldier. But ISSP was unique in large military procurements: it was fundamentally based on human factors research and development and the evaluation of candidate systems required that they succeed in an extensive user evaluation before the technical and price proposals were evaluated. This talk will discuss the process adopted by one ISSP bidder to manage the risk associated with a subjective evaluations of compliance with mandatory requirements; a process that permitted unprecedented HF impact on the final design that was offered to the Canadian Forces.


Tab Lamoureux is a senior consultant at CAE Integrated Enterprise Solutions and has over 20 years experience in Human Factors and Human-Systems Integration in complex, dynamic systems such as air traffic control, command and control sensor-weapons systems, and nuclear power generation. Tab’s work has taken him around the world and provided him the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of operators in a variety of settings. Tab is currently involved in projects supporting naval gunfire support to army forces ashore, the replacement maritime helicopter, and the development of a simulation training centre for emergency management.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 25th, 6:00 pm in the upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required.

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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