Guide To Methodology In Ergonomics

Author: Neville A. Stanton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466591862
Size: 25.58 MB
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Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the execution of 12 ergonomics methods that can be applied to the design of any type of product or interface. The authors stress the role of ergonomics in reducing device interaction time and user error while improving user satisfaction and device usability. See What’s in the New Edition: Four case studies Addition of another co-author Examples that reflect current technology Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA) The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method. Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.

Human Factors Methods

Author: Dr Chris Baber
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472408152
Size: 29.54 MB
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This second edition of Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design now presents 107 design and evaluation methods including numerous refinements to those that featured in the original. The book acts as an ergonomics methods manual, aiding both students and practitioners. Offering a 'how-to' text on a substantial range of ergonomics methods, the eleven sections represent the different categories of ergonomics methods and techniques that can be used in the evaluation and design process.

The Rules Of Work

Author: Dan MacLeod
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420022704
Size: 20.31 MB
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The Rules of Work provides the reader with a useful guide for solving ergonomics problems. It is written for those professionals who understand the basic theories of ergonomics and are ready to put them into practice. Tools essential for implementing and managing an ergonomically sound environment are provided. For instance, the book provides a methodology for assessing the safety program of a workplace. It also outlines the main procedures and protocols for identifying and treating employees with injuries due to ergonomic flaws. Unlike many other books on the subject, this book goes beyond the manufacturing environment and covers office ergonomics as well. The focus is on the safety and health of the individual worker. This text is essential for ergonomists and industrial health and safety professionals.

Bowtie Methodology

Author: Sasho Andonov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 135165781X
Size: 25.80 MB
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Bow Tie Methodology (BTM) consists of two methods, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA), which are connected by a single event. The methodology is holistic and provides the tools and pre-event analysis, which is also called the risk calculations, and post-event analysis, also called the risk mitigations, of quality and safety related events. There are plenty of articles or chapters on this methodology, however there is no book that covers everything in one place. The book is filled with examples taken from the aviation industry and elaborates theory implemented in practice, which gives quality and safety practitioners a guidance on how to use and apply BTM in practice.

Human Factors Methods For Design

Author: Christopher P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415297990
Size: 56.55 MB
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An easy-to-use, in-depth manual, Human Factors Methods for Design supplies the how-tos for approaching and analyzing design problems and provides guidance for their solution. It draws together the basics of human behavior and physiology to provide a context for readers who are new to the field. The author brings in problem analysis, including test and evaluation methods and simple experimentation and recognizes the importance of cost-effectiveness. Finally, he emphasizes the need for good communication to get the new product understood and accepted. The author draws from his corporate experience as a research and development manager and his consulting practice in human factors and design.

Evaluation Of Human Work Fourth Edition

Author: John R. Wilson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466559624
Size: 61.66 MB
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Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches. See What’s New in the Fourth Edition: Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.


Author: Katrin Kroemer Elbert
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128132968
Size: 74.58 MB
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Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficiency, Third Edition updates and expands this classic guide, including the latest essential themes and regulations. Retaining its easy-to-use layout and jargon-free style, this book remains an invaluable source of models, measures and advice for anyone who needs to understand ergonomics. Updated throughout to address new research on themes, including haptics, autonomous vehicles, and circadian rhythms Includes discussions of the physical (anthropometric, biomechanical) and mental capacities of the human, along with tables of reference data Provides both managerial and engineering recommendations, covering aspects of ergonomics that are relevant across the project

Handbook Of Human Factors And Ergonomics Methods

Author: Neville Anthony Stanton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203489926
Size: 26.28 MB
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Research suggests that ergonomists tend to restrict themselves to two or three of their favorite methods in the design of systems, despite a multitude of variations in the problems that they face. Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods delivers an authoritative and practical account of methods that incorporate human capabilities and limitations, environmental factors, human-machine interaction, and other factors into system design. The Handbook describes 83 methods in a standardized format, promoting the use of methods that may have formerly been unfamiliar to designers. The handbook comprises six sections, each representing a specialized field of ergonomics with a representative selection of associated methods. The sections highlight facets of human factors and ergonomics in systems analysis, design, and evaluation. Sections I through III address individuals and their interactions with the world. Section IV explores social groupings and their interactions (team methods), and Section V examines the effect of the environment on workers. The final section provides an overview of work systems-macroergonomics methods. An onion-layer model frames each method; working from the individual, to the team, to the environment, to the work system. Each chapter begins with an introduction written by the chapter's editor, offering a brief overview of the field and a description of the methods covered. The Handbook provides a representative set of contemporary methods that are valuable in ergonomic analyses and evaluations. The layout of each chapter is standardized for ease-of-use, so you can quickly locate relevant information about each method. Content descriptions are brief, and references are made to other texts, papers, and case studies. Standard descriptions of methods encourage browsing through several potential methods before tackling a problem.

International Encyclopedia Of Ergonomics And Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

Author: Waldemar Karwowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415304306
Size: 80.92 MB
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The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.