Person-Centred Ergonomics

Person-Centred Ergonomics : A Brantonian View of Human Factors

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 237 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 19.05mm | 544g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • annotated bibliography of Brantonian publicatons
  • 0748400516
  • 9780748400515

Table of contents

1. The Brantonian View 2. The Brantonian Contribution 3. Significant Brantonian Publications 4. An Annotated Bibliography of Brantonian Publicationsshow more

About D. J. Osbourne

Osbourne; D J University College of Swansea,Leal; F. Guadalajara University, Mexico,Saran; R University of London,Shipley; P Birkbeck College, University of London,Stewart; T Systems Concepts Limited,show more