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Human factors in simple and complex systems

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620.82 PROh
2nd ed.
xv, 679 p. ; 26 cm.
Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press
Provides the necessary understanding of the breadth and depth of human factors issues that influence the design, implementation, and evaluation of products and systems. Emphasizing the close relationship between basic theory and application, the authors delineate a framework for the research process, present an integrated view of the current state of knowledge, and examine how these factors can be applied to system design. This edition addresses such concepts as situation awareness and highlights topics of interest, with a special focus on computer applications and human-computer interaction.

Demonstrating a general approach to solving a broad range of system problems, the book provides coverage of the theoretical foundation on which the discipline of human factors is built. Structured around human information processing, it covers the full range of contemporary human factors and ergonomics, then shows you how to apply them.

Contents: Pt. I. Historical Foundations of Human Factors -- Ch. 1. Historical Foundations of Human Factors -- Ch. 2. Research Methods in Human Factors -- Ch. 3. Reliability and Human Error in Systems -- Ch. 4. Human Information Processing -- Pt. II. Perceptual Factors and Their Applications -- Ch. 5. Visual Perception -- Ch. 6. Perception of Objects in the World -- Ch. 7. Hearing, Proprioception, and the Chemical Senses -- Ch. 8. Display of Visual, Auditory, and Tactual Information -- Pt. III. Cognitive Factors and Their Applications -- Ch. 9. Attention and the Assessment of Mental Workload -- Ch. 10. Retention and Comprehension of Information -- Ch. 11. Solving Problems and Making Decisions -- Ch. 12. Experts and Expert Systems -- Pt. IV. Action Factors and Their Applications -- Ch. 13. Response Selection and Principles of Compatibility -- Ch. 14. Control of Movement and Learning of Motor Skill -- Ch. 15. Controls and Controlling Actions.
Pt. V. Environmental Factors and Their Applications -- Ch. 16. Anthropometrics and Workspace Design -- Ch. 17. Environmental Ergonomics -- Ch. 18. Human Resource Management and Macroergonomics -- Ch. 19. Practice of Human Factors.
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