Designing for Humans / Edition 1

Designing for Humans / Edition 1

by Jan Noyes, Ian Noyes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415227224

ISBN-13: 9780415227223

Pub. Date: 11/09/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nature aside, the world in which we live should be designed for us, from everyday products like scissors and chairs to complex systems in avionics, medicine and nuclear power applications. Now more than ever, technological advances continue to increase the range and complexity of tasks that people have to perform. As a discipline, human factors psychology

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Nature aside, the world in which we live should be designed for us, from everyday products like scissors and chairs to complex systems in avionics, medicine and nuclear power applications. Now more than ever, technological advances continue to increase the range and complexity of tasks that people have to perform. As a discipline, human factors psychology (ergonomics) therefore has an increasingly important role to play in ensuring that the human user's physical characteristics, cognitive abilities and social needs are taken into account in the development, implementation and operation of products and systems.
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 organizational 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. Each chapter includes case studies that demonstrate the real-world relevance of the points being made and concludes with a list of key points.
Although aimed primarily at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in organizational and occupational psychology, this book will also be of relevance to students on engineering, computing and applied psychology/human factors programmes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415227223
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/09/2001
Series:
Psychology at Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,015,287
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Human Factors1
2Humans: capabilities and limitations20
3Human-machine interaction38
4Work environments70
5Organisational issues97
6Occupational health118
7Safety137
Epilogue163
References166
Annex199
Author index202
Subject index207

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