Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition

Mark R. Lehto, Steven J. Landry

October 26, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 794 Pages - 8 Color & 184 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439853948 - CAT# K12499
Series: Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Features

    • Presents and integrates in a single source important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human factors and Ergonomics to design and improve jobs, tasks, and products
    • Explains topics with a practical, applied orientation suitable for engineering undergraduate students
    • Offers challenging end-of-chapter problems and numerous vignettes to illustrate practical examples of theoretical concepts
    • Covers design principles and techniques predicting human performance

    An instructor’s manual and PowerPoint® presentation slides are available upon qualifying course adoption

    Summary

    Supplying a breadth and depth of coverage beyond that found in most traditional texts, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition presents and integrates important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics to design and improve jobs, tasks and products. It presents these topics with a practical, applied orientation suitable for engineering undergraduate students.

    See What’s New in the Second Edition:

    • Revised order of chapters to group together topics related to the physical and cognitive aspects of human-integrated systems
    • Substantially updated material emphasizes the design of products people work with, tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live

    The book has sufficient material to be used in its entirety for a two semester sequence of classes, or in part for a single semester course, focusing on selected topics covered in the text. The authors provide a set of guidelines and principles for the design and analysis of human-integrated systems and highlights their application to industry and service systems. It addresses the topics of human factors, work measurement and methods improvement, and product design an approachable style. The common thread throughout the book is on how better "human factors" can lead to improved safety, comfort, enjoyment, acceptance, and effectiveness in all application arenas. Packed with cases studies and examples, readers can use well beyond the classroom and into their professional lives.