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This book addresses issues of how automated systems can be designed to enhance the ways that people use them. The comprehensive range of worker abilities, training, and worker input are emphasized.
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"The book contains much insight." —B. Hazeltine, Computing Reviews

"Unusual in that the research it brings together spans the perspectives of cognitive psychology, the sociology of work and technology, work-oriented systems design, computer-supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction. Although most of these essays are not directly related to computer systems, they will nevertheless help anyone involved in building products design better ones." —Robert C. Briss, Computer/IEEE P&DT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195075106
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Southern California, School of Business Administration

Stanford University

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Table of Contents

1. The Usability Challenge, Paul Adler and Terry Winograd
2. Design for Usability: Crafting a Strategy for the Design of a New Generation of Xerox Copiers, John Rheinfrank
3. An Approach to Designing Effective Systems, Charles Kukla, Elizabeth Anne Clemens, Robert Morse, and Debra Cash
4. Skill-Based Design: Productivity, Learning, and Organization Effectiveness, Hal Salzman
5. Scandinavian Design: On Participation and Skill, Pelle Ehn
6. Work at the Interface: Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Job Design, Martin Corbett
7. Enacting Design for the Workplace, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid

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