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

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

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...

Translating Systems Thinking into Practice: A Guide to Developing Incident Reporting Systems

1st Edition

Natassia Goode, Paul M. Salmon, Michael Lenne, Caroline Finch
September 26, 2018

Systems thinking tells us that human error, violations and technology failures result from poorly designed and managed work systems. To help us understand and prevent injuries and incidents, incident reporting systems must be capable of collecting data on contributory factors from across the...

Understanding Laser Accidents

1st Edition

Ken Barat
September 24, 2018

Understanding Laser Accidents provides a comprehensive reference addressing a wide a spectrum of laser accidents. The under-reporting and misreporting of laser accidents creates a blind spot for the laser management of institutions, laser users and laser safety officers. This book attempts to lift...

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...

The Art of Learning: Neural Networks and Education

1st Edition

Francis T.S. Yu, Edward H. Yu, Ann G. Yu
August 23, 2018

This book presents the idea that innovative ways of teaching and learning are very essential to retention and growth. Presented in 15 sections, the book starts with the common sense training on education and moves on to neural network operation. Throughout the book, the art of learning, associative...

Working Posture Assessment: The TACOS (Time-Based Assessment Computerized Strategy) Method

1st Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
August 08, 2018

This book covers how to analyze awkward working postures, particularly of the spine and lower limbs, in specific groups exposed. The methods covered suggests how to evaluate the postures correctly, taking account of the duration and sequence of the tasks involved, even in very complex scenarios...

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue

1st Edition

Gerald Matthews, P.A. Hancock, Paula A. Desmond
August 02, 2018

Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the...

Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

1st Edition

Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber
July 31, 2018

Since its inception, just after the Second World War, Human Factors research has paid special attention to the issues surrounding human control of systems. Command and control environments continue to represent a challenging domain for human factors research. Modelling Command and Control takes a...

Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: Processes, Technologies, and Practices

1st Edition

Shatha N. Samman
July 19, 2018

With a combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of 65% since 1998 and a current valued estimate of $1.6 trillion, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates Countries, is projected to exceed $2.0 trillion by 2020....

Driver Reactions to Automated Vehicles: A Practical Guide for Design and Evaluation

1st Edition

Alexander Eriksson, Neville A. Stanton
July 05, 2018

The introduction of vehicle automation has changed the role of the driver from an active operator, to a passive monitor. There are concerns regarding the safety and the ability of the driver to act as a fall back during failures or unexpected situations. This book covers the importance of...

Intuitive Interaction: Research and Application

1st Edition

Alethea Blackler
July 03, 2018

This book explores recent research in intuitive interaction worldwide by a range of leading academics and practitioners in the field. It builds on past work as it ventures into new areas, such as how users perceive intuitiveness of an interface, how people experience intuitive interaction...

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