The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology by Kim J. Vicente, Vicente Vicente, Kim Cicente | | 9780415978910 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology

The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology

by Kim J. Vicente, Vicente Vicente, Kim Cicente
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415978912

ISBN-13: 9780415978910

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer

Overview

In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. He shows us why we all have a vital stake in reforming the aviation industry, the health industry, and the way we live day-to-day with technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415978910
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,250,063
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     1
Technology Wreaking Havoc
A Threat to Our Quality of Life: Technology Beyond Our Control     9
Why Is Technology So Out of Control? Walking Around Half-Blind     29
Technology for Humans
Let's Get Physical: Fitting the Design to the Body     65
Minding the Mind I: Everyday Psychology     89
Minding the Mind II: Safety-Critical Psychology     111
Staying on the Same Page: Choreographing Team Coordination     155
Management Matters: Building Learning Organizations     183
Political Imperatives I: Technology for Better or for Worse?     231
Political Imperatives II: Safeguarding the Public Interest     245
Regaining Control of Our Lives
The Way Forward: Not by Widgets Alone     281
Notes     307
Acknowledgments     331
Index     335

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