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Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

A Systems Approach

By Stephen J. Guastello

CRC Press – 2006 – 312 pages

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    978-0-8058-5006-2
    October 4th 2006

Description

Addressing a wide range of human factors and ergonomics principles, this book emphasizes concept and systems thinking and how the allocation of function between the human and the machine has changed as a result of technological advances. Comprehensive in breadth and depth of coverage, the text focuses on conventional machines and workspace design, artificial life, environmental design, work in outer space, and stress and work performance. A separate chapter on accident analysis and prevention includes an updated review of the effectiveness of safety programs. The authors give you the tools to creatively apply the concepts to new problems and photographs illustrate real systems in operation.

Reviews

"… a thorough and well-organized textbook. The focus and approach are relevant to current scholarship and research in the field."

- Robert W. Proctor, Purdue University

"An addition of a separate chapter on 'stress and work performance' is important. Particulary given our current times, when so many people are experiencing stress at work, and unfortunately, are unaware of the problem. I also like the idea of a chapter on environmental design. We have always had a focus on microenvironments within the purview of human factors courses, but rarely do you see any mention of macroenvironments."

- Leah Newman, Pennsylvania State University

Contents

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics. Elements of Human Factors Analysis. Psychophysics. Visual Displays. Auditory and Tactile Displays. Cognition. Psychomotor Skill and Controls. Anthropometry and Work Space Design. Stress and Human Performance. Occupational Accidents and Prevention. Human-Computer Interaction. Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life. Complex Systems. Environmental Design.

Name: Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics: A Systems Approach (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Stephen J. Guastello. Addressing a wide range of human factors and ergonomics principles, this book emphasizes concept and systems thinking and how the allocation of function between the human and the machine has changed as a result of technological advances. Comprehensive in...
Categories: Human Performance Modeling, Ergonomics, Systems & Control Engineering