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Human Factors for Engineers

Human Factors for Engineers

by Carl Sandom, Roger S. Harvey


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Human Factors for Engineers

The book discusses human factors integration methodolgy and reviews the issues that underpin consideration of key topics such as human error, automation and human reliability assesment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780863413292
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 08/13/2004
Series: Control, Robotics and Sensors Series
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr Carl Sandom is an independent consultant in high-integrity systems development, specializing in safety management and human factors. Prior to entering consultancy he spent over 20 years as engineer and manager in the Aerospace and Defence sectors, with commissioned service in the Royal Air Force and posts in industry. He has published and presented numerous human factors and safety papers and has contributed to books on the subject. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Registered Member of the Ergonomics Society.

Roger S. Harvey is a Psychologist at QinetiQ Centre for Human Sciences, and has some 30 years Human Factors research and development experience. His main specialisms are project support and assessment, human—computer interface (HCI) design and evaluation, and the application of the UK Human Factors Integration/Systems Engineering initiative for equipment acquisition. In addition he previously served in the Intelligence Corps as a NATO-trained Imagery Analyst. He is a former Chairman of the Council of the Ergonomics Society.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Human factors and cost benefits
  • Chapter 2: Human factors integration
  • Chapter 3: Humans: skills, capabilities and limitations
  • Chapter 4: The human factors toolkit
  • Chapter 5: Task analysis
  • Chapter 6: Automation and human work
  • Chapter 7: To engineer is to err
  • Chapter 8: Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of human error in risk assessment
  • Chapter 9: Control room design
  • Chapter 10: Human-computer interfaces: a principled approach to design
  • Chapter 11: Usability
  • Chapter 12: HF verification and validation (V&V)
  • Chapter 13: The application of simulators in systems evaluation
  • Chapter 14: Safety assessment and human factors

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