Ergonomics & Human Factors

Per Page:

Human Error in Medicine

1st Edition

Marilyn Sue Bogner
July 01, 1994

This edited collection of articles addresses aspects of medical care in which human error is associated with unanticipated adverse outcomes. For the purposes of this book, human error encompasses mismanagement of medical care due to: * inadequacies or ambiguity in the design of a medical device or...

Contemporary Ergonomics

1st Edition

S. Robertson
April 15, 1994

This is a volume in the international "Contemporary Ergonomics" series, which forms a record of the proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society, held at Warwick in 1994.; The refereed contributions cover the full spectrum of current experience and practice in ergonomics, and its...

Designing Usable Electronic Text: Ergonomic Aspects Of Human Information Usage

1st Edition

A Dillon
April 13, 1994

Electronic documents offer the possibility of presenting virtually unlimited amounts of information to readers in forms which can be rapidly searched and structured to suit their needs. However, poor design and a failure to consider the user often combine to compromise the realization of this...

Human Factors in Alarm Design

1st Edition

Neville A. Stanton
February 28, 1994

Focusing on the application of human factors and ergonomics in the design of alarm systems, this book brings together all the disparate areas in a single volume.;  The aim of the book is to present current human factor issues regarding alarm design in a variety of setting, such as industrial...

The Human Tutorial Dialogue Project: Issues in the Design of instructional Systems

1st Edition

Barbara A. Fox
September 01, 1993

This volume's goal is to begin to document the dialogue processes in naturally-occurring human tutoring, in the context of informing the design of intelligent tutoring systems, and of interactive systems in general. This project represents the first empirical study of human tutorial dialogue from a...

Visual Search 2: Proceedings Of The 2nd International Conference On Visual Search

1st Edition

A.G. Gale, K. Carr, D. Brogan
May 05, 1993

The concept of visual search embraces a wide range of processing activities, from human cognitive phenomana to applied problems for both human and machine vision in industrial, medical and military environments. This book, the second to be derived from the series of internationl conferences on...

Participatory Design: Principles and Practices

1st Edition

Douglas Schuler, Aki Namioka
March 01, 1993

The voices in this collection are primarily those of researchers and developers concerned with bringing knowledge of technological possibilities to bear on informed and effective system design. Their efforts are distinguished from many previous writings on system development by their central and...

Looking Ahead: Human Factors Challenges in A Changing World

1st Edition

Raymond S. Nickerson
October 01, 1992

This volume aims to review some of the recent developments and trends that seem especially relevant to any attempt to understand near-term-future possibilities; to consider what a variety of knowledgeable people are saying about changes and developments that could occur; and to relate the...

A Guide To Task Analysis: The Task Analysis Working Group

1st Edition

B Kirwan, L. K. Ainsworth
September 09, 1992

This work shows readers how to target task analysis TA resources effectively over the life cycle of a project from conceptual design Through To Systems Operation, Noting The Role Of TA In Safety And Quality assurance, minimizing operator error,...

Fitness For Work: The Role Of Physical Demands Analysis And Physical Capacity Assessment

1st Edition

T. M. Fraser
August 10, 1992

Offers an occupational ergonomic analysis of medical selection procedures for disabled and able-bodied labour-market entrants. The book re-examines the concept of fitness for work and emphasizes humanitarian and legislative factors....

Making Shiftwork Tolerable

1st Edition

T H Monk, S. Folkard
June 16, 1992

This text guides the reader through the many forms of shiftwork, adopting a broad definition as being any regularly-taken employment outside the "day working window" 06.00 to 18.00. The experiences of shiftworkers are described, along with those...