Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

Jan Dul, Bernard Weerdmeester

May 28, 2008 by CRC Press
Textbook - 160 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420077513 - CAT# 77511

USD$39.95

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Features

New in the Third Edition
  • A complete list of all 171 published ISO standards on ergonomics
  • Complete overhaul of the chapter on information and operation reflecting new communication ways as well as work and living environments
  • Expansion of the anthropometrics tables for the design of products and workplaces
  • Update of sources of additional information to include recent books, new websites, and new journals
  • Updated chapters on posture and movement, environmental factors, work organization, jobs, and tasks, ergonomics approach
  • Revised organization of ergonomics checklists

Summary

Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices.

Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology

In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

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