Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

ISBN-10: 0131837362

ISBN-13: 9780131837362

Edition: 2nd 2004

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Description: This book describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator—both physical and mental—and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective.Topics include design and evaluation methods; different systems such as visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, automated, and transportation; cognition, decision-making, and aesthetics; physiology; and stress, safety, accidents, and human error.An excellent reference for personnel and managers in the workplace.

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Book details

List price: $255.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

CeliaandJohn Leeare Honorary Research Fellows of the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, members of the British Commission for Military History, the Gallipoli Association, the Western Front Association, the Douglas Haig Fellowship, the Churchill Center (UK), and the Biographers' Club.

Preface
Introduction to Human Factors
What Is the Field of Human Factors?
An Overview of the Book
Research Methods
Introduction to Research Methods
Experimental Research Methods
Descriptive Methods
Ethical Issues
Design and Evaluation Methods
Overview of Design and Evaluation
Front-End Analysis
Iterative Design and Testing
Final Test and Evaluation
Conclusion
Visual Sensory Systems
The Stimulus: Light
The Receptor System: The Eyeball and the Optic Nerve
Sensory Processing Limitations
Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Processing
Depth Perception
Visual Search and Detection
Detection
Discrimination
Absolute Judgment
Conclusion
Auditory, Tactile, and Vestibular System
Sound: The Auditory Stimulus
The Ear: The Sensory Transducer
The Auditory Experience
Alarms
Sound Localization
The Sound Transmission Problem
Noise Revisited
Noise Remediation
The Other Senses
Conclusion
Cognition
Information Processing Models
Selective Attention
Perception
Working Memory
Long-Term Memory
Situation Awareness
Problem Solving and Troubleshooting
Planning and Scheduling
Metacognition and Effort
Conclusion
Decision Making
Definition of Decision Making
Decision-Making Models
Heuristics and Biases
Dependency of Decision Making on the Decision Context
Factors Affecting Decision-Making Performance: An Integrated Description of Decision Making
Improving Human Decision Making
Conclusion
Displays
Ways of Classifying Displays
Thirteen Principles of Display Design
Alerting Displays
Labels
Monitoring
Multiple Displays
Navigation Displays and Maps
Quantitative Information Displays: Tables and Graphs
Conclusion
Control
Principles of Response Selection
Discrete Control Activation
Positioning Control Devices
Verbal and Symbolic Input Devices
Voice Input
Continuous Control and Tracking
Remote Manipulation or Telerobotics
Engineering Anthropometry and Workspace Design
Human Variability and Statistics
Anthropometric Data
General Principles for Workspace Design
Design of Standing and Seated Work Areas
Conclusion
Biomechanics of Work
The Musculoskeletal System
Biomechanical Models
Low-Back Problems
Upper-Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Conclusion
Work Physiology
Muscle Structure and Metobolism
Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Energy Cost of Work and Workload Assessment
Physical Work Capacity and Whole-Body Fatigue
Conclusion
Stress and Workload
Environmental Stressors
Psychological Stressors
Life Stress
Workload Overload
Fatigue and Sleep Disruption
Conclusion
Safety, Accidents, and Human Error
Introduction to Safety and Accident Prevention
Safety Legislation
Factors That Cause or Contribute to Accidents
Hazard Identification and Control
Safety Management
Risk-Taking and Warnings
Conclusion
Human-Computer Interaction
The Trouble with Computers and Software Design
Software Design Cycle: Understand, Design, and Evaluate
Understand System and User Characteristics
Design Using Theories and Models
Design to Support Mental Models with Conceptual Models and Metaphors
Design Using Principles and Guidelines
Design of User Support
Evaluate with Usability Heuristics
Evaluate with Usability Tests and Metrics
Information Technology
Conclusion
Automation
Why Automate?
Problems in Automation
Function Allocation Between the Person and Automation
Human-Centered Automation
Supervisory Control and Automation-Based Complex Systems
Conclusion
Transportation Human Factors
Automative Human Factors
Automotive Automation
Public Ground Transportation
Conclusion
Selection and Training
Personnel Selection
Performance Support and Job Aids
Supporting People with Disabilities
Training
Training Program Design
Conclusion
Social Factors
Types of Systems
Groups and Teams
Characteristics of Groups, Teams, and Crews
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Macroergonomics and Industrial Intervention
Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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