Design Error: A Human Factors Approach

Ronald William Day

© 2016 - CRC Press
Published September 16, 2016
Reference - 92 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498783675 - CAT# K30102

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  • Provides a detailed investigation to the design process for IT systems, engineering projects, business process, procedures development, and the identification of many causes of design error in new or reworked projects
  • Discusses the various Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models and the introduction of the Three-Cap decision-making process to determine the best SDLC for a particular project
  • Introduces a new Continuous Agile SDLC to help speed up the design process and adapt to the increased complexities and rapidly changing work and business environments evident around us, while at the same time producing safer, risk-free technologies, devices, and work processes
  • Offers case studies of many major accidents, that demonstrate the kinds of design errors that caused serious accidents and deaths. This includes air and rail crashes and seriously flawed big business and government programs
  • Presents the Design Risk Error Avoidance Model (DREAM) for design error analysis


This book shows how to identify potential design errors and modify procedures in the design process to mitigate design-induced error. Real life examples are used to demonstrate the points being made. Many of the concerns raised in the book have come from a worldwide study conducted with designers, managers, and end-users.


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