Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition

John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples

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April 16, 2015 by CRC Press
Textbook - 1031 Pages - 226 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466559615 - CAT# K15856


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  • Provides a repository of information on ergonomics and human factors methods
  • Discusses the development and use of methods as well as details on how to use the techniques
  • Explores approaches to understanding and improving people’s lives both at work and at home
  • Includes contributions from leading authorities on human factors
  • Presents extensive and holistic human factors coverage—cognitive, physical, social, and more


Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter
  • Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation
  • Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field
  • Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort

In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.