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1. Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People
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2. The Measure of Man and Woman:
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3. Introduction to Human Factors
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4. Human Factors Design Handbook
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5. Motion and Time Study for Lean
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6. The Psychology of Everyday Things
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8. Handbook of Human Factors and
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9. User-Centered Design: An Integrated
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10. Excellence By Design : Transforming
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11. Cognitive Systems Engineering
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12. The Ergonomics Kit for General
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13. Fundamentals of Industrial Ergonomics,
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14. Human Factors in Safety-Critical
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15. Handbook of Human Systems Integration
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16. The Handbook of Data Mining (Volume
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17. Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics
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18. Work Design: Occupational Ergonomics
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19. Ergonomics: How to Design for
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20. Fitting The Task To The Human:

1. Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work
by Suzanne H. Rodgers, Thomas E. Bernard, Somadeeti N. Chengalur
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Asin: 0471418633
Catlog: Book (2003-10-03)
Publisher: Wiley
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This updated revision of the classic reference guide for practitioners in ergonomics and human factors is the only book covering ergonomics and human factors from an applied practitioners approach. ... Read more


2. The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design
by Alvin R.Tilley
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-14)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Human factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful, but use with care
This is the easiest to use and probably most comprehensive book of human measurement, in my opinion. The data provided in this book is of extreme value to anybody designing anything that physically interacts with human bodies. This is the only complete source of anthropometric data, that I know of, for children of virtually every age range.

However, some of the extrapolated data in the book is impractical for real use. For example, children's furniture dimensions recommended by this book are generally too small as they appear to be based upon exact proportions of adult recommendations. This is inappropriate because children's bodies and minds are not exact scale models of adult bodies.

Overall, though, I still recommend this book highly, but also recommend very careful use of it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ergonomic design
Rich in visual and graphical material, calculations, diagrams and in-scale drawings of various humans (both sexes), in varous situations... Interesting and important reference tool for the industrial designer. (one of the very few available on the market today) ... Read more


3. Introduction to Human Factors Engineering (2nd Edition)
by Christopher D. Wickens, John Lee, Yili D. Liu, Sallie Gordon-Becker
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Asin: 0131837362
Catlog: Book (2003-11-20)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This book describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator—both physical and mental—and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective.Topics include design and evaluation methods; different systems such as visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, automated, and transportation; cognition, decision-making, and aesthetics; physiology; and stress, safety, accidents, and human error.An excellent reference for personnel and managers in the workplace. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Human Factors Engineering
Wickens et al. really fill the gap between system engineering and cognitive psychology. I have found quite a few of books of this kind.
The book contains good examples and references for workplace design, environmental conditions and several other applications that make it useful for a course textbook or professional's desk reference.
One word of caution (mea culpa as well): the authors did not address in this version the engineering tradition of poor, monotonous writing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary!
Wickens is a true pioneer in the field of human factors who fills the gap between (system) engineering and cognitive psychology with great diligence and competence. This book, "An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering", is another excellent reference tool made for engineers to integrate psychologic research results in their creations; I read it in combination with Wickens' "Engineering Psychology and Human Performance", which concentrates rather on the psychological perspective of human factors than on practical design advices. Both books have considerable overlappings, and are similar to each other, even in the structure of the chapters; nevertheless, I highly recommend them both. I have not (yet) found better literature for this field.

3-0 out of 5 stars Valuable introduction and future resource to Human Factors,
Informative presentation of basic Human Factors principles from a psychology perspective. Touches on Cognition, Perception, and the Design Process. The last of which is extremely valuable for any UI design. Handy reference tool. ... Read more


4. Human Factors Design Handbook
by Wesley E. Woodson, PeggyTillman, BarryTillman
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Asin: 0070717680
Catlog: Book (1992-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Practical guidelines for the Ergonomic Design of Products and Facilities You'll find: Key Descisions to make at the conceptual design stage; Diagrams, charts and checklists; Data on cognitive skills, sensory capacities, mobility, strength, and dexterity; Tables of Engineering unit conversions and scientific constants; Designs that "fit the user"; Human Body size, reach, strength, reaction time, environmental stress resistance. Now revised and updated, this definitive guide--recognized worldwide as the leading source of ergonomics data and guidelines--is even more useful for integrating the human factor in the design of facilities, systems, products, and equipment. To help you ensure safe and efficient use, and prevent user error, injury, inconvenience, or dissatisfaction, the second edition of Human Factors Design Handbook includes step-by-step guidelines and valuable human factor data for identifying and accommodating the needs of people in architecture and the design of furnishings, equipment, consumer products, vehicles, machinery, highways and transportation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good News!
A review of our book stated that the body measurement data came from 1960 Air Force studies. The reviewer should be pleased to know that the book actually contains some of the latest anthropometric data available for the U.S. population. Just before publication of the Human Factors Design Handbook, the U.S. Army completed measurements of nearly 9000 subjects. These data are contained in our book. While this is not a profile of the civilian population (male and female subjects ranged from age 18 to 51), it does provide fairly good estimates. Unfortunately, even now there is no comprehensive survey data for United States civilian population. Currently the Society of Automotive Engineers is coordinating a massive survey of United States and European civilian populations. The project participants include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and several industrial partners. The survey is called the Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource, or CAESARTM and data should be available late in 2001.

Just before updating the Human Factors Design Handbook, the author completed development of NASA's Man-Systems Integration Standards. This is the NASA "bible" of human factors design guidelines. Readers should feel confident in that these resources and data (including anthropometrics) were integrated throughout the revised edition of the Human Factors Design Handbook.

2-0 out of 5 stars A rerun with only a few new parts
As a Human Factors professional that owns the 1st addition, shortly after purchasing this version (2nd edition), I questioned my wisdom.

This book is about 200 pages shy of the original and not surprisingly repeats many of the same information as it's predecessor. Unfortunately, it gives us little more than dated information with a bit of new stuff tacked on.

What really dissappointed me was that the anthropometric data that is provided here, dates back to that of the original's 1960's data. What is the point of a new edition? The census data stated here is so dated it is ridiculous, both in composition as well as age. I wish I had known that this data was not updated prior to my investing in the new edition. I would not have purchased it.

I question the usefulness of data published in so recent a book based primarily on Air force personnel of the 60s. That type of data had it's day & was appropriate at it's original publishing. Today's Human Factors professional needs more diversified data that is more international in it's scope. For that matter, I'm certain 1960s air force personnel (who are screened for height and weight) hardly represent the year 2000 demographics of the United States much better.

I found it interesting that the same graphics that may have been the best you could do in the original were repeated in this new document. Couldn't they refresh some of the look, clean up some of the old graphs. As the original was, this document is a mix of font styles, graphics and inconsistent data presentation. Does this truly represent the user of the document well? I recognize presentation is not "everything" but on a second pass of the same information you could dress it a bit better at least.

The major addition predictably is the data surrounding workstations and computer usage, however, I'm questioning it's usefulness relative to the anthropometric data also here. Is this new data based on aged human measurement data too? Will it only fit the 1960 US air force man and woman?

I think this book would have been better printed as an addendum to the original version costing about $25. This way the workstation data could be added plus any items that are new.

5-0 out of 5 stars ergonomic standard.
most everything necessary for rudimentary ergonomic evaluation in all aspects of design ... Read more


5. Motion and Time Study for Lean Manufacturing (3rd Edition)
by Fred E. Meyers, Jim R. Stewart
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Asin: 0130316709
Catlog: Book (2001-05-22)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good content, questionable printing quality
Good explanation of traditional work measurement techniques and does discuss their application to support the "trendy" lean manufacturing techniques. As such, will help practioners of lean techniques to use a sound engineered/quantified approach. At times, seems like a commercial for author's consulting business. Page paper quality, photocopy pictures and illustrations are not professional quality. Price is questionable given printing quality.

3-0 out of 5 stars Motion & Time Study for FAT Manufacturing
Although this book has valuable information regarding traditional time and motion techniques, it does a poor job of addressing the lean manufacturing aspect. In today's dynamic manufacturing environment, the Industrial Engineer is forever pressed to increase throughput and reduce inventories rather than study time standards in infinite detail. Given these constraints, the fusion of more contemporary lean manufacturing techniques with traditional time and motion studies was severely lacking in this textbook.

4-0 out of 5 stars introduction to work study and related topics
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4-0 out of 5 stars Manufacturing revolution
As time has progressed, manufacturing professionals have become more detail oriented due to the competition within the industry and also due to the high costs of production. With the concept of lean manufacturing being continuously improved, manufacturing will have a high % of efficiency. My goal is to see manufacturing processes have a 100% efficiency. This is a good book to use in undersstanding the big picture of lean manufacturing. ... Read more


6. The Psychology of Everyday Things
by Donald A. Norman
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Catlog: Book (1988-04-01)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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With the many recent advances in technology, it seems, there has followed a diminution of quality. Electronic books have several advantages over their print counterparts, for instance. But for the time being, they're hard to use and unattractive to boot. Computers, which are supposed to make our lives easier, are commonly sources of frustration and wasted time. Movies are wondrously chock-a-block with special effects--but someone forgot the story. And so on.

Donald Norman, a retired professor of cognitive science, is bothered to no end by the fact that grappling with unfriendly objects now takes up so many of our hours. Over the course of several books, of which The Psychology of Everyday Things was the first, he has railed against bad design. He scrutinizes a range of artifacts that are supposed to make our daily living a little easier, and he finds most of them wanting. Why, he asks, does a door need instructions that say "push" or "pull"? A well-designed object, he argues, is self-explanatory. But well-designed objects are increasingly rare, for the present culture places a higher value on aesthetics than utility, even with such items as cordless screwdrivers, dresser drawers, and kitchen cabinets. In their concern for creating "art," many designers don't seem to consider what people actually do with things. Such disregard, Norman suggests, leads to few objects being standardized: think of all the different kinds of unsynchronized clocks that lurk in microwave ovens, VCRs, coffee makers, and the like--and of all the different kinds of batteries needed to drive them. Why, he wonders, must we reset all those clocks whenever the power goes off? Some designer somewhere, he ventures, ought to develop a master clock that communicates with all other electric clocks in a home--one that, when reset, synchronizes its slave units.

You don't need to be especially interested in technological matters to enjoy Norman's arguments. The book's underlying question is aimed at a global audience: will the design of everyday things improve? If this entertaining and, yes, well-designed book changes even a few minds, perhaps it will. --Gregory McNamee ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent starter book for user interface design!
This was my first human factors type book, and I very much enjoyed it. As a software engineer, this book was very helpful in putting a structure to ideas that I had thought of as common sense. Ideas such as giving the user visual cues as to function, providing feedback, and presenting the user with a clear conceptual model are a few of the ideas which are outlined in this book. While any one of these might be thought of as obvious once illustrated, the book provides a framework for design by listing them and making it clear what the tradeoffs are. With many real world examples to illustrate his points, as well as to amuse the reader, I found this book very clear and easy to read. The next time that I sit down to design a user interface I'll have a much clearer and organized approach to both design and to evaluate the design that I've created.

5-0 out of 5 stars Design for everyday Human Behavior
This is one of the seminal works in the field of User Centered Design...Norman wrote this book well before the Windows operating system was as familiar as the Golden Arches which only reinforces the idea that certain basic usability principles transcend all forms of objects-from glass doors to Windows Explorer.

Norman does a great job of describing why and how we successfully and unsuccessfully use everyday objects with relevant anecdotes. His stories are usually accompanied with lists of principles that explain good design and account for human behavior. For example, the fundamental principals of designing for people are to: Provide a good conceptual model, make controls visible and to constantly provide feedback to the user.

So how does one employ good user-centered design? Norman recapitulates his points at the end of the book by listing the seven UCD principles for transforming difficult tasks into easy ones:

1. Use both knowledge in the world and in the head
2. Simplify the structure of tasks
3. Make things visible
4. Get the mappings right
5. Exploit the powers of constraints Natural & Artificial
6. Design for Error
7. When all else fails, standardize

It's mandatory reading for any usability software engineer but also an interesting and well written book for anyone who's ever pushed a "pull door" or scalded themselves in the shower (which is all of us).

4-0 out of 5 stars A brief introduction to human-machine interactions
This book, while dated, attracted my attention as a primer for the world of human-machine interactions. It covers well some common mistakes made by designers, and offers different ways of thinking (and procedures) crafted to help those building interfaces (physical or electronic) improve the experience of th end user.

I'd love to see this book brought back to life in an updated, modern form; even so, the content within is highly relevant to today's computer-driven world. This, and many like it, should be required reading for anyone designing something that another human will be required to use.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting for everyone
This is not a book on Psychology, nor it is written just for designers. Every person who read this book will find interesting information and will recognize some own experiences trying to make some devices work, and I do not mean complex ones, but as simple as a light switch.

Actually, as the title reads, the book deals with "everyday things," though there are some parts that use examples like a nuclear plant or a cockpit.

Of course, we do not need to read this book to use such things, but you would enjoy reading it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my thinking
This is the most inspiring design book I've every read. I wish it was mandatory for all designers. Even a non-designer would appreciate the way this book can open your eyes to the design of all things around us, and realise the good and the bad, and even the how and why.

Too many designers sell out to "being different" without thinking of functionality and usability. This book helped me appreciate the beauty of the marriage of form and function, and it established the foundation of the way I approach my design. ... Read more


7. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods
by Neville Stanton, Alan Hedge, Karel Brookhuis, Eduardo Salas, Hal Hendrick
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Catlog: Book (2004-05-24)
Publisher: CRC Press
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Ergonomics provides a group of powerful tools for the analysis of work, the design of usable products and the improvements of peoples' working environment. This handbook sets out in practical detail the main ergonomics, or human factors, methods along with practical examples. It presents approximately 100 methods, covering the assessment and measurement of physical, environmental, physiological, psychological, social and organizational phenomena. Each of the methods is set out in a very structured form to allow ready comparison covering: background, applications, procedure, a worked example, related methods, standards, approximate training and application times (based on the example), reliability and validity, costs, tools needed, related methods, and a short biography. A distinguished team of editors have drawn on international experts to cover each method. ... Read more


8. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics
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Asin: 0471116904
Catlog: Book (1997-04-18)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Much has changed in the ten years since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Historic breakthroughs in digital and telecommunications technology and software design have given rise to a fast-paced environment in which humans and machines interact with a transparency and level of sophistication undreamed of just a decade ago. At the same time, new materials and design innovations have helped to make the workplace safer, happier, and more productive. Ongoing advances in the fields of human factors and ergonomics have been fundamental to this amazing progress, and the first edition of this book has had a vital role to play in precipitating these advances.

The publication of this Second Edition is very timely, with practical knowledge and technical background on virtually all aspects of physical, cognitive, and social ergonomics. As John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman, CEO, and President of General Motors writes in the Foreword, this book "can be a valuable source of information for any individual or organization committed to providing competitive, high-quality products and safe, productive work environments." Completely revised, updated, and containing 23 entirely new chapters, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition offers readers by far the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of the field.

In orchestrating this book, Dr. Salvendy invited contributions from more than 100 of the foremost authorities around the world. Each of its 60 chapters was reviewed by an international advisory panel comprised of some of today's leading figures in human factors and ergonomics. While each chapter establishes the theoretical and empirical foundations of the subject under discussion, the book's approach is primarily applications-oriented. Hence throughout readers will find case studies, examples, figures, and tables that optimize the usability of the material presented.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition is certain to have as profound an impact on the evolution of the science of designing for human use as did its predecessor. It is an indispensable tool for human factors and ergonomics specialists, safety and industrial hygiene professionals and engineers, human resource professionals and managers in manufacturing and service industries, and for educational institutions and government.

Over the past decade, human factors and ergonomics have come to play an ever more prominent role in everything from product design to productivity management. And no single book has done more to help precipitate their rise to prominence than the first edition of this handbook. Revised and updated to reflect the many important advances that have taken place in the field over the past decade, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition repeats the success of its predecessor. It brings you:
* Contributions from more than 100 recognized international experts
* The most up-to-date coverage of equipment, workplace, and job design; design for health and safety; evaluation methodologies; and human-computer interaction
* Completely revised and updated material, including 23 new chapters
* Theoretical and empirical foundations of every subject
* An applications-oriented approach packed with case studies, examples, figures, and tables
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ergo Buster
A definate must for the Ergo student! The book has excellent describtive definitions and is an eye opener to the world of work. It focus on a diffirent perspective on the qaulity of worklife. ... Read more


9. User-Centered Design: An Integrated Approach
by Karel Vredenburg, Scott Isensee, Carol Righi
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Asin: 0130912956
Catlog: Book (2001-12-13)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a practical and usable book about UCD
As a usability specialist for the past 14 years, I gravitate toward books that I can actually extract from and use their contents, rather than just reading descriptions of a process. The book emphasizes the importance of a multi-disciplinary team and steps us through the different phases of the UCD process. It also includes a great FAQ section. The CD that comes with the book includes movies addressing the various stages of a user-centered design process and many other resources. This is a must-have book for all those involved in developing products and services that people can easily use.

5-0 out of 5 stars A solid process to develop usable products.
I am a certified professional ergonomist(software specialist) with over 25 years experience. I wish this book had been publish 20 years ago - it could have saved many hours of work. In a very practical and clear way, this book presents a blueprint for how to integrate the UCD usability process into a project so that your product matches customer needs. The book gives clear step by step instructions on the methods for understanding your customer's requirements and developing a product that matches those needs. The book presents the process in a simple, thorough, cook-book way. Sample forms and case studies are plentiful. In addition to the process, it also covers practical issues such as how to sell UCD to your organization and the cost benefits of UCD. If you are a beginner you will have no trouble understanding the book. If you are an experienced practitioner you may find the material can save you some work. The sample plans, forms, presentations, and project templates alone are worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars An important book, I highly recomment it!
From one who has been in the HCI/Usability field for 20+ years, finally a book that documents a sound and thorougly researched approach for interweaving the best-bang-for-the-buck usability engineering techniques throughout the design and development process. The UCD approach documented here focuses on solving real business problems. A critical book for those wanting to implement a sound user-centered design approach in companies. ... Read more


10. Excellence By Design : Transforming Workplace and Work Practice
by Turid H.Horgen, Michael L.Joroff, William L.Porter, Donald A.Schön
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Catlog: Book (1998-11-23)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A Groundbreaking Look at One of the Most Important Issues Facing Businesses Today Often overlooked, yet vital to an organization’s overall operations and productivity, how work space is used is becoming an increasingly critical issue for businesses to address. Based on a four-year research project conducted by members of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning’s Space Planning and Organization Research Group (SPORG), Excellence by Design examines this important issue. The book explores how the workplace interacts with work practices, introducing proven strategies and providing a sound framework for creating the workplace of the future. Covering a wide range of essential topics, from the interpersonal and political dimensions of workplace making to the art of using tools for workplace and organizational transformation, Excellence by Design introduces the "process architecture" approach to creating workplaces. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars SPARKS THINKING ON TOPIC OVERLOOKED IN ORGANIZATION CHANGE.
Explores the design of the physical workplace and the role this factor plays in improving productivity and operational effectiveness. Based on a four-year research project conducted by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning's Space Planning and Organization Research Group, this book introduces the concept of Process Architecture, meaning engaging a wide array of stakeholders in rethinking the dynamic relationship between work processes and the spatial, technological, financial, and organizational environments with which these processes occur. The authors provide a comprehensive explanation of the approach and framework with cases from the field. For those concerned with organizational strategy and design, this work introduces a key aspect-the workplace-often overlooked in organization change initiatives. This is an thoughtful book with original thinking. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Gerry Stern and Yvette Borcia, founders, Stern & Associates and HR Knowledge Network, authors of Stern's Sourcefinder: The Master Directory to HR and Business Management Information & Resources, Stern's CyberSpace SourceFinder, and Stern's Compensation and Benefits.

5-0 out of 5 stars essential for AI, TQM, board gurus, systems planners
a new field - or major branch - of Architecture is now upon us. As Senior Advisor for Arificial Intelligence, i recommend quickscan of this matter. Graphs & color pgs help speed input, comprehenshun. Recommend translation to video, etc. Read w hiliter & make notes freely...Do it in team-read fashion. ... Read more


11. Cognitive Systems Engineering
by JensRasmussen, Annelise MarkPejtersen, L. P.Goodstein
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Asin: 0471011983
Catlog: Book (1994-08-02)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The first comprehensive guide to designing highly usable, fully integrated computer-based information systems… Traditional human-computer interaction (HCI) and system design models have proven too narrow to adequately assess user needs and to design usable and efficient computer-based information support systems. Taking modeling concepts from engineering, psychology, cognitive science, information science, and computer science, cognitive systems engineering (CSE) provides a much broader, more dynamic framework. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the emerging new field of cognitive systems engineering. Throughout, the emphasis is on powerful analytical techniques that enhance the systems designer’s ability to see the "big picture," and to design for all crucial aspects of human-work interaction. Applicable to highly structured technical systems such as process plants, as well as less structured user-driven systems like libraries, these analytical techniques form the basis for the design and design evaluation guidelines that make up the bulk of this book. The authors also provide a chapter-length case history in which they chronicle the success of their approach when applied to a full-scale software design project. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars a deep and wide-ranging discussion of human-computer interac
Written by 3 leading experts from Denmark's Riso National Laboratory, this book contains a deep and wide-ranging discussion of human-computer-interaction especially with regard to the design of information systems. Included are chapters on work domain/task situation/ user profile combinations, methodolgies, ecological information systems, activity analysis, and field studies in libraries ... Read more


12. The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry With Training Disc
by Dan MacLeod
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Catlog: Book (1998-11-23)
Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.
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Ergonomics has proven its success in improving workplace conditions-helping to maximize employee well-being and productivity.A full-fledged ergonomics program can now be yours in one convenient kit!Ergonomist Dan MacLeod, one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, makes the essentials of ergonomics available to professionals in manufacturing and service fields. The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry: With Training Discprovides a comprehensive program to prevent and curtail ergonomic risk in workplace environments.MacLeod's methods allow any ergonomics coordinator to recognize, evaluate, and improve ergonomic-related difficulties-with an emphasis on problem-solving and training to achieve results. His hallmark is plain language: non-technical writing that cuts to the core of what you need to know and do.Training materials are a breeze to prepare: they're on an accompanying diskette, ready to be customized for your organization's particular needs.Benefit from the 25-year expertise of the ergonomics pro named "one of the key players influencing both government and ergonomic standards and industrial control strategies" by Industrial Hygiene and Safety News . MacLeod's work has saved millions of dollars for many Fortune 100 companies in general industry and office environments-and prevented countless injuries. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry
This is the third book I've purchased on ergonomics by Dan MacLeod. The first was The Office Ergonomic Kit - buyers beware! With the exception of approximately 24 additional pages in The Ergonomics Kit for Industry, these books are IDENTICAL! On a positive note, if you are looking for a good overview of ergonomics, either one of these books is worth buying - just not both of them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding ergonomics program tool and resource.
This is an outstanding tool and resource for developing an ergonomics program. It gives step by step instructions for developing, implementing, and managing an ergonomics program. All the forms you'll need including symptom survey, worksheets, and employee self-evaluations are provided in Microsoft Word on disk. Also provided on disk are Power Point files containing supervisor and employee training aids as well as training handouts in Word. The book is easy to read and the process for developing an ergonomics program is easy to follow. I recommend this book to anyone considering developing and implementing a new ergonomics program. ... Read more


13. Fundamentals of Industrial Ergonomics, 2/E
by Babur Mustafa Pulat, B. Mustafa Pulat
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Asin: 0881339490
Catlog: Book (1997-07-01)
Publisher: Waveland Press
Sales Rank: 793409
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The author skillfully links the theory and practice of ergonomics in industrial environments using illuminating case studies taken directly from his own workplace. Pulat's authoritative up-to-date work offers comprehensive material on physical ergonomics, updated statistics for cumulative trauma disorders, and a revised NIOSH lifting equation. End-of- chapter exercises provide project-oriented problems and cases for future research and applications, and thoroughly researched appendices support the relevant chapters with extensive design data. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A practical guide
Book approachs the subjects in a more practical and information giving manner. I made used it in my studies very effectively. ... Read more


14. Human Factors in Safety-Critical Systems
by Felix Redmill, Jane Rajan
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Catlog: Book (1997-10-15)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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Safety-critical systems are found in almost every sector of industry. Faults in these systems will result in a breachof safe operating conditions and exposure to the possible risk of major loss of life or catastrophic damage to plant, equipment or the
environment.An understanding of the basis for the functioning of these systems is therefore vital to all involved in their operation.In particular, the interaction of the disciplines of software engineering, safety engineering, human factors and
safety management is a total process whose entirety is not widely understood by those working in any of the individual fields.This book will redress that problem by providing an introduction to each constituent part with a cohesive structure and
overview of the whole subject.It will be of interest to engineers, managers, students and anyone with responsibilities in these areas.



Safety-critical systems are found in almost every sector of industry. Faults in these systems will result in a breachof safe operating conditions and exposure to the possible risk of major loss of life or catastrophic damage to plant, equipment or the
environment.An understanding of the basis for the functioning of these systems is therefore vital to all involved in their operation.In particular, the interaction of the disciplines of software engineering, safety engineering, human factors and
safety management is a total process whose entirety is not widely understood by those working in any of the individual fields.This book will redress that problem by providing an introduction to each constituent part with a cohesive structure and
overview of the whole subject.It will be of interest to engineers, managers, students and anyone with responsibilities in these areas.
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15. Handbook of Human Systems Integration
by Harold R.Booher
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Catlog: Book (2003-06-20)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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A groundbreaking look at how technology with a human touch is revolutionizing government and industry

Human Systems Integration (HSI) is very attractive as a new integrating discipline designed to help move business and engineering cultures toward a more people-technology orientation. Over the past decade, the United States and foreign governments have developed a wide range of tools, techniques, and technologies aimed at integrating human factors into engineering systems in order to achieve important cost and performance benefits that otherwise would not have been accomplished.In order for this new discipline to be effective, however, a cultural change is needed that must start with organizational leadership.

Handbook of Human Systems Integration outlines the principles and methods that can be used to help integrate people, technology, and organizations with a common objective toward designing, developing, and operating systems effectively and efficiently. Handbook of Human Systems Integration is broad in scope, covering both public and commercial processes as they interface with systems engineering processes. Emphasizing the importance of management and organization concepts as well as the technical uniqueness of HSI, Handbook of Human Systems Integration features:

  • More than ninety contributors, technical advisors, and reviewers from government, industry, and academia
  • Comprehensive coverage of the most recent HSI developments, particularly in presenting the cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methodologies utilized by each of the HSI domains
  • Chapters representing the governments and industries of the United Kingdom and Canada
  • Contributions from three services of the Department of Defense along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Academy of Sciences
  • Many chapters covering both military and nonmilitary applications
  • Concepts widely used by government contractors both in the United States and abroad

This book will be of special interest to HSI practitioners, systems engineers, and managers, as well as government and industry decision-makers who must weigh the recommendations of all multidisciplines contributing to systems performance, safety, and costs in order to make sound systems acquisition decisions. ... Read more


16. The Handbook of Data Mining (Volume in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Series)
by Nong Ye
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Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Lea
Sales Rank: 813965
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17. Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of the Work, Second Edition
by Stephen Pheasant
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Asin: 0748403264
Catlog: Book (1996-11-01)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Sales Rank: 142163
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
If you are a professional Product Designer, an Engineer or an Architect this book will be a very good source of Anthropometric data. It is recommended by leading ergonomics authors and widely used in Universities and research institutes. The problem with Anthropometric data is not finding it but how to use it, this books bridges the gap that exists between theory and practice. It is an excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A trusted resource
One of the best handbooks for ergonomic guidelines and anthropometric data. A thoughtful and well researched volume that I have used repeatedly in my industrial design career. Pheasant has created a compendium of data that designers can trust. The anthropometric data compiled for different populations is both relevant to today's multinational product markets and responsible in that aggregation of individual studies into a world-wide population anthropometry database is inherently inaccurate.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
This book is quiet information in regards to being specific about the parts of the body that they are refering to, for human factors sake. However, it completely excludes human scale and the dimensions ranging from infant to the adult male. There are no illustrations at all for easy reference and if you don't mind converting, everything is metric(it was published in Britian). ... Read more


18. Work Design: Occupational Ergonomics
by Stephan Konz, Steven Johnson
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Asin: 1890871486
Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Holcomb Hathaway Publishing
Sales Rank: 398978
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19. Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficiency (2nd Edition)
by K.H.E. Kroemer, H.B. Kroemer, K.E. Kroemer-Elbert
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Catlog: Book (2000-07-11)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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An easy-to-use reference book written by a practicing ergonomics engineer, Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficincy explores the “why” and “how” of human engineering/ergonomics.Topics include Working Under Water, Home Computer Workstation, Data Input Devices, Effective Training for Safe Lifting, Use of Liftbelts. Deals with Space exploration, Work under water, Scuba diving, New ways to communicate with the computer, Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other RSIs, Lift belts in material handling, Designing for “neutral” posture, scheduling work for circadian rhythms and Strenuous efforts at high altitudes. Addresses issues such as cumulative trauma, back problems (lifting), space exploration, design for the handicapped, computer workstations, and others.For readers interested in Human Factors Engineering or Ergonomics. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Go for it, you won't regreat
I bought this book for my school text. It is comprehensive and well organised. Good for beginners...give it a try! ... Read more


20. Fitting The Task To The Human: A Textbook Of Occupational Ergonomics
by K. H. E. Kroemer, E. Grandjean
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Asin: 0748406654
Catlog: Book (1997-07-01)
Publisher: T&F STM
Sales Rank: 464210
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars From the grandfathers of ergonomics
This is an excellent introductory review of ergonomics, written by two of the recognised top authorities in this field of study. It is a strongly recommended starting point for students seeking to orientate themselves in ergonomic science.

5-0 out of 5 stars Compact Comprehensive Usable Guide to Ergonomics
This is one of those books that captures the essentials, to a usable level of depth, for a particular subject- that leads to it becoming a "working book" rather than a "shelf book".

I've personally used this book and it's predecessor, to develop day training courses in ergonomics for industry & financial services sectors. Also, as reference for office, workplace & VDU "quick win" change projects.

The contents span: muscular work, nervous control of movements, improving work efficiency, body size, design of workstations, heavy work, handling loads, skilled work, human-machine systems, mental activity, fatigue, occupational stress, boredom, job design to avoid monotonous tasks, working hours and eating habits, night work and shift work, vision, ergonomic principles of lighting, noise and vibration, indoor climate, daylight, colours, and music for a pleasant work environment.

Key strengths are the attractive style & use of charts/illustrations, comprehensive supported content, solid biological/physiological science, and sheer usefulness of the material to make small or large improvments in the workplace. This is a very worthwhile purchase for any manager, consultant or student interested in enhancing productivity whilst taking a "human-centred" approach. Recommended highly. ... Read more


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