Clark Farthing

Clark Farthing provides services for various government clients seeking expertise in Human Systems Integration (HSI), Human Factors Engineering, requirements definition & analysis, test & evaluation, system and product design, human-computer interaction, systems engineering, and human-centered design.  His experience spans a diverse range of disciplines and problem domains, including naval vessels, aircraft, space-based systems and command and control systems.


    Usability Testing

  1. He has designed and planned Usability Test events, most recently assisting the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in evaluating the current version of the Interagency Operations Center (IOC) WatchKeeper (WK) software program to evaluate its adherence to design requirements and critical operational human factors issues.   He is well well-versed in the planning, coordinating and execution of test events and in the preparation of test reports following those events.

    Human Computer Interaction

  1. Served as the leader of the design of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) interface for the U.S. Navy DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program Naval Surface Warfare and Air Defense Coordination warfare areas. He also integrated the information and design needs for multiple warfare areas as the lead for the Tactical Display Framework Mapping Presentation. He regularly made use of tools such as implementations of DOORS and Rational Rose. He also worked within the system design team to conduct subject matter expert interviews, and conducted prototyping and usability testing.

    Ships/Modeling and Simulation

  1. He was a member of the Human Systems Integration (HSI) Design Verification IPT for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program. He led and participated in numerous system design and system modeling efforts. Led and participated in numerous system Usability Test and system Design Verification tests, including designing and working with computer modeled and full scale mockups of the ships Bridge, Ship Mission Center, Helicopter Control Station, and Boat Bay Boat Handling System.

    Space Systems

  1. Mr. Farthing was a member of the Human Engineering Integration Team (HEIT) located at Johnson Space Center (JSC) which evaluated human engineering issues for ISS Payload and Systems flight hardware using requirements based on NASA Man-Systems Integration Standards as well as other NASA Human Factors Standards. He served as the central point of contact assisting domestic and international partners to develop Human Systems Integration (HSI) design and verification requirements for Space Station modules, Space Station habitability and crew-interfaces. He also regularly addressed issues arising from requirements implementation, analysis and integration efforts.