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Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth 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...

Intelligent Adaptive Systems: An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective

Ming Hou, Simon Banbury, Catherine Burns
October 31, 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...

Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications

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...

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

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...

Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training

Gregory Z. Bedny
July 26, 2017

This book offers analytical methods for studying human work in ergonomics and psychology that are similar to ones utilized by the engineering sciences. SSAT offers not only new qualitative but also formalized and quantitative methods of analysis. This book will describe quantitative methods of task...

Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems

Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny
July 01, 2017

Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has gained recognition as an important field in ergonomics. HCI draws on ideas and theoretical concepts from computer science, psychology, industrial design, and other fields. Human–Computer Interaction is no longer limited to...

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...

Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics

Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski
June 07, 2017

The chapters in the book come from an international group of authors with diverse backgrounds including ergonomics, psychology, architecture, computer science, engineering, and sociology. Specific topics include biometric systems development, military command and control, cellular phone interface...

Advances in Occupational, Social, and Organizational Ergonomics

Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski
June 07, 2017

Worldwide, the attention for health, innovation, and productivity is increasing. In all situations, humans interact with their environment, which is the concern of the field of ergonomics. The need for knowledge and its applications is large and this book contributes to knowledge development as...

Advances in Understanding Human Performance: Neuroergonomics, Human Factors Design, and Special Populations

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Valerie Rice
May 31, 2017

Combining emerging concepts, theories, and applications of human factors knowledge, this volume focuses on discovery and understanding of human performance issues in complex systems, including recent advances in neural basis of human behavior at work (i.e. neuroergonomics), training, and universal...

Decision Modes in Complex Task Environments

Norbert Steigenberger, Thomas Lübcke, Heather Fiala, Alina Riebschläger
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...

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