Ergonomics & Human Factors

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Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition


John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples
April 16, 2015

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 abo...

Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition


Sidney Dekker
June 23, 2014

The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety t...

Cross-Cultural Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design: A Semiotic Perspective


Jan Brejcha
February 2, 2015

The semiotic perspective of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can give you insight into values, beliefs, and reference systems of the users that often go unnoticed when using traditional HCI approaches. Cross-Cultural Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design: A Semiotic Perspective focus...

Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability


Nicholas Stergiou
January 26, 2016

How Does the Body’s Motor Control System Deal with Repetition? While the presence of nonlinear dynamics can be explained and understood, it is difficult to be measured. A study of human movement variability with a focus on nonlinear dynamics, Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability, exam...

Facing the Unexpected in Flight: Human Limitations and Interaction with Technology in the Cockpit


Jean Pinet
October 27, 2015

Airline pilots often have to face sudden, unexpected situations that can become potentially dangerous. They are trained to deal with these situations, but sometimes the lack of time before the situation deteriorates and the associated stress can compromise their basic cognitive sequence and lead to ...

Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, Second Edition

Monica Martinussen, David R. Hunter
June 22, 2017

This book covers the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations and problems of aviation. It offers an overview of the role psychology plays in aviation, system design, selection and training of pilots, characteristics of pilots, safety, and passenger behavior. It covers...

Introduction to Design Engineering: Systematic Creativity and Management

W. Ernst Eder, Stanislav Hosnedl
June 21, 2017

Designing engineering products – technical systems and/or transformation processes – requires a range of information, know-how, experience, and engineering analysis, to find an optimal solution. Creativity and open-mindedness can be greatly assisted by systematic design engineering, which will...

Cognitive Work Analysis: Applications, Extensions and Future Directions

Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Daniel P. Jenkins
June 12, 2017

Over the past decade, Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) has been one of the popular human factors approaches for complex systems evaluation and design applications. This is reflected by a diverse range of applications across safety critical domains. The book brings together a series of CWA...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: An Integrative Living Laboratory Framework

Michael D. McNeese, Peter Kent Forster
June 09, 2017

This book provides a framework for integrating complex systems that are problem-centric, human-centered, and provides an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological purview of multiple perspectives surrounding the human factors/human actors within living ecosystems. This book will provide useful...

Occupational Safety and Health: Fundamental Principles and Philosophies

Charles D. Reese
June 05, 2017

Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for...

Diagnosis: Interpreting the Shadows

Pat Croskerry, Karen Cosby, Mark L. Graber, Hardeep Singh
June 02, 2017

Despite diagnosis being the key feature of a physician's clinical performance, this is the first book that deals specifically with the topic. In recent years, however, considerable interest has been shown in this area and significant developments have occurred in two main areas: a) an awareness and...

Decision Modes in Complex Task Environments

Norbert Steigenberger, Thomas Lubcke, Heather Fiala, Alina Riebschlager
May 30, 2017

Despite intense research on decision-making in action, we still know little about when decision-makers rely on deliberate vs. intuitive decision-making in decision situations under complexity and uncertainty. Building on default-interventionist dual-processing theory, this book studies...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
May 24, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making

Dylan Schmorrow, Denise Nicholson
May 22, 2017

The primary focus of the Cross Cultural Decision Making field is specifically on the intersections between psychosocial theory provided from the social sciences and methods of computational modeling provided from computer science and mathematics. While the majority of research challenges that arise...

Safer Complex Industrial Environments: A Human Factors Approach

Erik Hollnagel
May 22, 2017

While a quick response can save you in a time of crisis, avoiding a crisis remains the best defense. When dealing with complex industrial systems, it has become increasingly obvious that preparedness requires a sophisticated understanding of human factors as they relate to the functional...

Risk Analysis and Management – Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR 2017), June 5-9, 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ales Bernatik, Chongfu Huang, Olivier Salvi
May 16, 2017

This book collects the papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2017) held in Ostrava/Prague, Czech Republic, on June 5-9, 2017, organized by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The overall theme of the sixth international...