Human Factors Methods

Human Factors Methods : A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design

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"Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design" presents more than ninety design and evaluation methods, and is designed to act as an ergonomics methods manual, aiding both students and practitioners. The eleven sections of the book represent the different categories of ergonomics methods and techniques that can be used in the evaluation and design process. Offering a 'how-to' text on a substantial range of ergonomics methods that can be used in the design and evaluation of products and systems, it is a comprehensive point of reference for all these methods. An overview of the methods is presented in chapter one, with a methods matrix showing which can be used in conjunction. The following chapters detail the methods showing how to apply them in practice. Flowcharts, procedures and examples cover the requirements of a diverse audience and varied applications of the methods. The final chapter presents a case study of methods being used together in a system evaluation project.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 170.2 x 241.3 x 33mm | 997.91g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • includes 101 b&w illustrations
  • 0754646610
  • 9780754646617
  • 499,208

Table of contents

Introduction to human factors methods; Data collection methods; Task analysis methods; Cognitive task analysis methods; Process charting methods; Human error identification methods; Situation awareness assessment methods; Mental workload assessment methods; Team assessment methods; Interface analysis methods; Design methods; Performance time prediction methods; Integration of human factors methods; Appendix 1 - human factors methods database; Bibliography and references; Index.

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About Dan Jenkins

Professor Neville Stanton holds a Chair in Human-Centred Design. The Ergonomics Society awarded him the Otto Edholm medal in 2001 for his contribution to basic and applied ergonomics research. He is currently Research Professor at Brunel University, West London, UK. Paul Salmon is a Human Factors researcher and is currently working as a Research Fellow at Monash Unversity Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne, Australia. Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and an MSc in Applied Ergonomics, both from the University of Sunderland in the UK, and is currently studying for a PhD in the area of distributed situation awareness. Dr Guy H. Walker holds a BSc Hons degree in Psychology and a PhD in Human Factors. He has published widely on numerous topics concerned with user centred design and currently works within the DTC HFI consortium at Brunel University, West London, UK. Dr Chris Baber holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and English from Keele University and a PhD in Speech Technology at Aston University. He is currently Reader in Interactive Systems Design within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. Dan Jenkins graduated in 2004 from Brunel University with MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and Design. He is currently a full-time research fellow on the HFI-DTC project at Brunel University, West London, UK, and is studying for a PhD related to the project.

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