Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers

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Emphasizing customer oriented design and operation, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers explores the behavioral, physical, and mathematical foundations of the discipline and how to apply them to improve the human, societal, and economic well being of systems and organizations. The book discusses product design, such as tools, machines, or systems as well as the tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live. The authors explore methods of obtaining these objectives, uniquely approaching the topic from an engineering perspective as well as a psychological standpoint. The 22 chapters of this book, coupled with the extensive appendices, provide valuable tools for students and practicing engineers in human centered design and operation of equipment, work place, and organizations in order to optimize performance, satisfaction, and effectiveness. Covering physical and cognitive ergonomics, the book is an excellent source for valuable information on safe, effective, enjoyable, and productive design of products and services that require interaction between humans and the environment.Mechanical engineering students think of laying out the plans for an automotive suspension system for a Monte Carlo or an Indianapolis race car. The dream of an electrical engineering student may be to design the worlda#39;s most powerful computer. ... A flow diagram showing some of the activities that occur during the ergonomic design of products and jobs is shown in ... The Chapanis (1995) view of ergonomic product design I FIGURE 4 Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomicsanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers
Author:Mark R. Lehto, Steven J. Landry, Jim Buck
Publisher:CRC Press - 2007-08-30


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