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The Right Light: Matching Technologies to Needs and Applications

Spiros Kitsinelis
March 09, 2018

With so many new lighting technologies available for a wide range of visual environments, how do you choose the options that best address the needs and improve the quality of life for various groups? Focusing on applications and everyday use of light sources, The Right Light: Matching Technologies...

Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology

Tim Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Lisa J. Steiner
February 16, 2018

This book introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of the approach for mining equipment and new technology. It is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by focusing on the end user, their tasks, their work environment, or use context....

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design: Methods, Practical Guidance, and Applications

Nicholas J. Stevens, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton
January 29, 2018

This book furthers the role of human factors methods in land use planning and urban design that was recognised by Stevens and Salmon in 2014. At a simplistic level the issues found in both discipline areas are one and the same: the design of the environment brings about emergent behaviours that in...

Introduction to Human Factors: Applying Psychology to Design

Nancy J. Stone, Alex Chaparro, Joseph R. Keebler, Barbara S. Chaparro, Daniel S. McConnell
December 13, 2017

This is a comprehensive, but accessible text that introduces students to the fields of human factors and ergonomics. The book is intended for undergraduate students, written from the psychological science perspective along with various pedagogical components that will enhance student comprehension...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
November 30, 2017

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Steven James Landry
November 15, 2017

One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides...

Green Engineering: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design

Riadh Habash
November 08, 2017

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its...

Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity: Design and Assessment of Interventions to Enhance Rider Safety

Lars Rößger, Michael G. Lenné
November 06, 2017

It’s a widely recognised trend that powered-two-wheelers' (PTWs) use has been steadily increasing and is projected to increase further. While providing benefits to the community in the form of reduced traffic congestion and environmental benefits, the risks to PTW riders remain and visibility will...

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

Haydee M. Cuevas, Jonathan Velázquez, Andrew R. Dattel
October 02, 2017

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications is written for the practitioner who wishes to learn about human factors (HF) but is more interested in application (applied research) than theory (basic research). Each chapter discusses the application of important human factors theories,...

Light Sources, Second Edition: Basics of Lighting Technologies and Applications

Spiros Kitsinelis, Spyridon Kitsinelis
September 28, 2017

Decide Which Lighting Technology Is Best for Your Application Light Sources, Second Edition: Basics of Lighting Technologies and Applications presents an overview of the three main technologies that have produced the numerous families of lighting products on the market today: electrical...

Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld
September 05, 2017

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs...

Additive Manufacturing: Design, Methods, and Processes

Steinar Westhrin Killi
August 08, 2017

Additive manufacturing has matured from rapid prototyping through the now popular and "maker"-oriented 3D printing, recently commercialized and marketed. The terms describing this technology have changed over time, from "rapid prototyping" to "rapid manufacturing" to "additive manufacturing," which...

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