Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems

Robert W. Proctor, Trisha Van Zandt

© 2018 - CRC Press
Published December 26, 2017
Textbook - 676 Pages
ISBN 9781482229561 - CAT# K22622

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  • Establishes a foundation in the principles of human performance and a broad overview of the field of human factors for advanced undergraduate and graduate students
  • Introduces students to a broad range of human factors topics by organizing information around the human as an information processing system
  • Emphasizes a close relationship between basic research/theory and application, focusing on methods, reasoning, and theories used by basic and applied researchers
  • Provides an understanding of the variables that influence human performance and the ways that experts in human factors draw upon this understanding
  • Offers a framework of the research process in human factors
  • Gives students an integrated view of the current state of our understanding of the factors that influence human performance and how these factors can be accommodated in system design


Recently, there have been a number of advances in technology, including in mobile devices, globalization of companies, display technologies and healthcare, all of which require significant input and evaluation from human factors specialists. Accordingly, this textbook has been completely updated, with some chapters folded into other chapters and new chapters added where needed. The text continues to fill the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between the conceptual and empirical foundations of the field.


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