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Standardization in the field of ergonomics/human factors, in particular the interaction between and within systems (often computer-based) and the people (who use, operate, and are affected by them as well as those who develop, manufacture, evaluate, install and maintain them).

Areas of standardization include: hardware ergonomics (including input, display, and interactive devices), software ergonomics (including interaction and interface design), ergonomics of the context of use (including tasks, environments, and workplaces), and human-centred design processes and methods (including usability engineering, accessible design, and participative design methods).

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83
published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159/SC 4

10
ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159/SC 4

21
Participating members
19
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/JWG 28   Joint ISO/TC 159/SC 4 - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 WG: Common industry formats for usability related information Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/SG 2   Work Coordination Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 2   Visual display requirements Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 3   Controls, workplace and environmental requirements Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 5   Software ergonomics of human-computer interaction Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 6   Human-centred design processes for interactive systems Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 8   Ergonomic design of control centres Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 9   Tactile and haptic interaction Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 12   Image safety Working group

 

Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/JWG 28 Joint ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 - ISO/TC 159/SC 4 WG: Common industry formats for usability-related information
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 159/SC 4

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 159/SC 4:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 62A Common aspects of medical equipment, software, and systems IEC
IEC/TC 56 Dependability IEC
IEC/TC 59 Performance of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
IEC/TC 100 Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment IEC
IEC/TC 110 Electronic displays IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and systems engineering ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 Noise ISO
ISO/TC 127/SC 2 Safety, ergonomics and general requirements ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
ISO/TC 299 Robotics ISO

 

Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 159/SC 4

ISO/TC 159/SC 4 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
IEC/SC 45A Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems of nuclear facilities IEC
IEC/SC 62A Common aspects of medical equipment, software, and systems IEC
IEC/TC 56 Dependability IEC
IEC/TC 79 Alarm and electronic security systems IEC
IEC/TC 110 Electronic displays IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and systems engineering ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
ISO/TC 299 Robotics ISO
ISO/TC 314 Ageing societies ISO

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
Ecma International Ecma International A
IEA - ergonomics International Ergonomics Association A
ITU International Telecommunication Union A
UXPA User Experience Professionals Association A
WDO World Design Organization A

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
ICDM International Committee for Display Metrology C
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
24-26 October 2022 Virtual ISO/TC 159/SC 4  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

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