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Cognitive Systems Engineering: The Future for a Changing World

1st Edition

Philip J. Smith, Robert R. Hoffman
October 24, 2017

This volume provides an exceptional perspective on the nature, evolution, contributions and future of the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). It is a resource to support both the teaching and practice of CSE. It accomplishes this through its organization into two complementary approaches...

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...

Cognitive Engineering and Safety Organization in Air Traffic Management

1st Edition

Tom Kontogiannis, Stathis Malakis
October 19, 2017

This book covers the Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment and the controller-crew interactions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations and organizational procedures are also presented in a succinct manner so that novel and experienced aviation practitioners appreciate...

Eco-Driving: From Strategies to Interfaces

1st Edition

Rich C. Mcllroy, Neville A. Stanton
October 18, 2017

Eco-driving has the potential to save fuel and reduce emissions without having to make any changes to vehicles or road infrastructure. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues in the human factors aspects of eco-driving strategies and interfaces and the effects on...

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...

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

1st Edition

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: Basics of Lighting Technologies and Applications

2nd Edition

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...

Prevention of Accidents at Work: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

1st Edition

Ales Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jørgensen
September 18, 2017

Prevention of Accidents at Work collects papers presented at the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 3-6, 2017, organized by the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The conference on current issues within...

Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

1st Edition

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...

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

1st Edition

Ana M. Ferreras, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
August 16, 2017

In the past, company success was typically measured by financial indicators. Lately though, non-financial measures such as employee morale have become popular. Although there are approaches that look into quantitative and qualitative performance measures affecting company success, none of them...

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

1st Edition

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
August 14, 2017

Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an...

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