A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics  book cover
2nd Edition

A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics

ISBN 9780415282482
Published December 16, 2005 by CRC Press
408 Pages 135 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $120.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing, the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author’s experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.

Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics

Cost Benefit Analysis of Improvements in the Human Factor Design

Conducting a Human Factor Investigation

Vision and Illumination Design

Human Information Processing

Design of Controls, Displays, and Symbols

Design of Human Computer Interaction


Anthropometry in Workstation Design

Work Posture

Manual Materials Handling

Repetitive Motion Injury and Design of Hand Tools

Physical Workload and Heat Stress

Noise and Vibration


Ergonomics of Computer Workstations

Training, Skills, and Cognitive Task Analysis

Shift Work

Design for Manufacture and Maintenance

Accidents, Human Errors and Safety


Appendix: The Use of Human Factors/ Ergonomics Checklists

View More