An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering / Edition 2

An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering / Edition 2

by Christopher D. Wickens, John Lee, Yili D. Liu, Sallie Gordon-Becker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131837362

ISBN-13: 9780131837362

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This book describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator—both physical and mental—and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It

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This book describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator—both physical and mental—and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective. Topics include design and evaluation methods; different systems such as visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, automated, and transportation; cognition, decision-making, and aesthetics; physiology; and stress, safety, accidents, and human error. An excellent reference for personnel and managers in the workplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131837362
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
277,278
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Human Factors.

2. Research Methods.

3. Design and Evaluation Methods.

4. Visual Sensory System.

5. Auditory, Tactile, and Vestibular System.

6. Cognition.

7. Decision Making.

8. Displays.

9. Controls.

10. Engineering Anthropometry and Workspace Design.

11. Biomechanics at Work.

12. Work Physiology.

13. Stress and Workload.

14. Safety, Accidents, and Human Error.

15. Human-Computer Interaction.

16. Automation.

17. Transportation Human Factors.

18. Selection and Training.

19. Social Factors.

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