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Overview

In this book, Jan Noyes provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of human-machine interaction and the design of environments at work. Focusing on topics relevant to user-centred design, she includes coverage of the capabilities and limitations of humans, human-machine interactions, work environments, and organisational issues. Health and safety issues underpin a large amount of work on the human factors of design, and these are addressed fully throughout the book. Furthermore, each chapter includes case studies to demonstrate the real-world relevance of the points being made and concludes with a list of key points.
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This book offers an overview of human-machine interaction and the design of work environments. It focuses on topics related to user- centered design, including the capabilities and limitations of humans, organizational issues, and health and safety concerns. Case studies demonstrate the applications of the principles discussed. Noyes is Graduate Dean of Science at the University of Bristol. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415227216
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/9/2001
  • Series: Psychology at Work Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Noyes is currently Graduate Dean of Science at the University of Bristol. In 1999 she was awarded the prestigious Otto Edholm medal for her contributions to applied research in ergonomics.

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Human Factors 1
2 Humans: capabilities and limitations 20
3 Human-machine interaction 38
4 Work environments 70
5 Organisational issues 97
6 Occupational health 118
7 Safety 137
Epilogue 163
References 166
Annex 199
Author index 202
Subject index 207
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