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Person-Centered Ergonomics: A Brantonian View of Human Factors
     

Person-Centered Ergonomics: A Brantonian View of Human Factors

by D J Osbourne (Editor), F. Leal (Editor), R Saran (Editor), P Shipley (Editor), T Stewart (Editor)
 

Through the writings of the late, eminent ergonomist Paul Branton, this book explains the nature of the 'person-centred' approach to ergonomics and human factors. It has become increasingly apparent that mechanistic, information-centred views of people in work is no longer tenable, and the emphasis has begun to shift towards considering the emotional, psychological

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Through the writings of the late, eminent ergonomist Paul Branton, this book explains the nature of the 'person-centred' approach to ergonomics and human factors. It has become increasingly apparent that mechanistic, information-centred views of people in work is no longer tenable, and the emphasis has begun to shift towards considering the emotional, psychological and philosophical make-up of the individual in the work environment.
The Brantonian approach to ergonomics argues that, far from being sources of error in a system, people at work bring a unique characteristic to that system which no machine could ever match. The recognition of such characteristics allowed Branton to bring a far more 'person-centred' approach to ergonomics that had previously been acknowledged. This enlightening text will enable ergonomists to gain a greater understanding of 'person-centred' ergonomics and subsequently develop and adapt Branton's ideas to create more useful and usable systems for individuals in the workplace.

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Booknews
Reprints some of the seminal work of eminent ergologist Paul Branton (1916-1990) and comments on his insistence that the emotional, psychological, and philosophical makeup of the individual should be at the center of workplace design, rather than the mechanistic and theoretical aspects. A dozen of his papers, most presented at symposia, are introduced by an overview of his ideas and three papers on specific topics. Includes an annotated primary bibliography. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748400515
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/03/1993
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.71(d)

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