The APS Workplace Excellence Award for Human Factors and User Experience aims to celebrate excellence in the application of psychology to the design of systems and environments intended to optimise human performance, safety, wellbeing and/or satisfaction.

Administration

  1. The APS College of Organisational Psychologists is responsible for administering the Award.
  2. The National Committee for the APS College of Organisational Psychologists will appoint a selection committee of at least three (3) members to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner.
    1. The Selection Committee will be comprised of at least two (2) Members of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (one of whom will lead the Selection Committee) and may include a relevant Award-topic expert.
  3. The Award will be presented annually at an APS event.

Eligibility

  1. Eligible candidates for the Award can be Commercial, Not-for-Profit, non-Government or Government-funded organisations who operate a business in Australia.
  2. This Award is recommended for those organisations that demonstrate innovation and creativity in the development of systems and environments that optimise human performance, safety, wellbeing and/or satisfaction.

Nomination process

Eligible applications must present the following information through the online submission form listed on the APS website by the due date:

  1. Summary of up to 150 words describing the program or intervention and its outcomes.
  2. A Report of up to 2,000 words detailing:
    1. The issue
    2. The intervention
    3. The outcome of the intervention in terms of the issue
    4. How the key outcomes contributed value to the organisation
    The Report should address the Award criteria. It may contain up to three links to video or web references. It should be saved in PDF.
  3. Contact details and the role/position of the individual submitting the application on behalf of the organisation.
  4. A short profile of up to 50 words about the organisation.
  5. A signed statement of approval by a duly authorised representative of the organisation for the submission of the Award application.

Selection criteria

The Award for Human Factors and User Experience recognises innovation and creativity in the development of initiatives. Applications must show:

  1. Innovation in design and application
  2. Utilisation of psychological knowledge
  3. Impact on the organisation
  4. Sustainability
  5. A rigorous methodology which identifies human performance problems and ways to minimise or eliminate such problems
  6. Demonstrated outcomes intended to improve the performance, safety, wellbeing and/or satisfaction of the users interacting with the system, and other relevant stakeholders

Value of the award

The winning organisation of the APS Workplace Excellence Award for Human Factors and User Experience will receive:

  1. A certificate identifying the winner of the Award
  2. Public recognition at an Awards ceremony
  3. An invitation to attend the Awards ceremony function/event
  4. Listing on the APS website and the College of Organisational Psychologists webpage
  5. Other promotional activities as determined by the APS College of Organisational Psychologists in consultation with the APS Board/National Office

Closing date

An announcement of the opening of the Awards will be through APS email systems and the APS website. The nomination closing date will be approximately eight (8) weeks prior to the date of the Awards presentation. 

Winners

TBC

Workplace Excellence Awards