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The Story of Industrial Engineering: The Rise from Shop-Floor Management to Modern Digital Engineering

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
November 14, 2018

Industrial Engineering is the profession dedicated to making systems function better together with less waste, better quality, and fewer resources, to serve the needs of society more efficiently and more effectively. This book uses a story-telling approach to teach and elaborate the fundamental...

Projects as Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education

1st Edition

Johan Meyer, Zach Simpson, Suné von Solms
October 10, 2018

This book presents the case for Project-Based Learning within Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education. The book highlights the importance of projects as Socio-Technical Systems as a means for supporting and enhancing international accreditation of engineering programs. Practical examples...

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace: A Forensic and Epidemiological Analysis

1st Edition

Richard Graveling
October 09, 2018

Whether you call them work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDS), or occupational overuse syndromes (OOSs), they are a cause of injury to workers worldwide. These names indicate that their causes are related to work, butthe evidence can be unclear. There is a...

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Robert Peters
October 03, 2018

This practical guide for managers and engineers in the plastics industry shows how to reduce high noise levels which often occur in the workplace and reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing damage to employees. Practical methods for reducing noise from industrial machinery are described and...

Work Activity Studies Within the Framework of Ergonomics, Psychology, and Economics

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
September 20, 2018

Systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT) is a relatively new unified framework for the study efficiency of human performance and process, equipment and software design. This book presents new recently obtained data in the field of SSAT that can be used in the study of human performance. With...

Systems Thinking in Practice: Applications of the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork Method

1st Edition

Neville A. Dr. Stanton, Paul Dr. Salmon, Guy H. Dr. Walker
September 18, 2018

This book brings the state-of-the-science together for Distributed Cognition (DCOG) in complex socio-technical systems. It introduces the latest thinking on the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) method, together with practical guidance and applications in domains as diverse as: air traffic...

Work Study and Ergonomics

1st Edition

P.C. Tewari
April 20, 2018

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment. Productivity enhancement can...

Universal Design: Principles and Models

1st Edition

Roberta Null
November 22, 2017

As the baby boom generation ages, it is crucial that designers understand all they can about bringing this group, as well as all others, design that will offer function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Full of examples and illustrated with pictures of good design, Universal Design: Principles and...

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics

4th Edition

Robert Bridger
November 02, 2017

Building on the success of previous editions, the 4th edition of ‘Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics’ provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the field. The new edition places the subject matter into a system context using a human-machine model to structure the chapters...

Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications

1st Edition

Patricia A. Scott
October 23, 2017

Industrially developing countries have the largest populations, the highest levels of poverty, poor health, and illiteracy, and the greatest need for improvement in working conditions. And as the marketplace and the workforce goes increasingly global, accountability with regard to the abuse of...

Intelligent Adaptive Systems: An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective

1st Edition

Ming Hou, Simon Banbury, Catherine Burns
October 12, 2017

As ubiquitous as the atmosphere, intelligent adaptive systems (IASs) surround us in our daily lives. When designed well, these systems sense users and their environments so that they can provide support in a manner that is not only responsive to the evolving situation, but unnoticed by the user. A...

Ghosts in the Machine: Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control

1st Edition

Christine Owen
October 10, 2017

This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant role that organizational...

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