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Ergonomics standardisation of the interaction between systems (often computer based) and the people who use and operate them as well as those who develop, manufacture, evaluate, install and maintain them. Areas of standardisation include hardware ergonomics (including input, display and interactive devices and associated workplaces and environments), software ergonomics (including dialogue and interaction design) and human centred design processes and methods (including usability engineering and participative design methods) as well as accessibility.

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78

published ISO standards *

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

8

ISO standards under development *

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

21

Participating members

18

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/CAG Chairman 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 Reports Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 4/SG 1 Study on Immersive environments 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 10 Accessible Design for Consumer Products 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 Reports

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 electrical equipment used in medical practice 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 62A Common aspects of electrical equipment used in medical practice IEC
IEC/TC 79 Alarm and electronic security systems IEC
IEC/TC 110 Electronic displays IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/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

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardization A
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

ISO/TC 159/SC 4 - Secretariat

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