1st Edition

Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation

Edited By Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram Copyright 2011
    658 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    658 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Taking the field of human factors and ergonomics beyond state of the art, this volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and on the evaluation of usability, which is a critical aspect of any human-technology system. The research described in the book's 70 chapters is an outcome of dedicated research by academics and practitioners from around the world, and across disciplines. The chapters are organized under five sections:

    I. Models and Methods
    II. Vision and Visual Displays ,
    III. Product Design and User Interfaces
    IV. Input Devices and Computer Based Systems
    V. Individual and Environmental Technology Related Issues.

    This work provides an invaluable resource for evaluating products and environments and designing future ones that are intuitive, safe, and easy to use. Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are:

    Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
    Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling
    Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making
    Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics
    Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics
    Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries
    Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations

    Models and Methods
    Modeling Operator Performance Under Stress and Fatigue: What Can a Cognitive Architectural Model Tell Us? J.W. Kim and P. Hancock
    Interactive-Consumer Design & Evaluation (I-CODE): A New Method to Investigate Cognitive Structures of User’s on Automotive Functionalities, K. Bengler, J. Coughlin, B. Reimer, and B. Niedermaier
    Using TRIZ for Human Factors Design, M. Helander
    Graphical User Interface Model Based on Human Error Using Analytic Hierarchy Process, S. Yamada, T. Nonaka, and T. Hase
    Computerised Link Analysis, Y. Zhao, S. Hignett, and N. Mansfield
    A Methodology for Evaluating Multiple Aspects of Learnability: Testing an Early Prototype of the New BMW iDrive, B. Reimer, B. Niedermaier, K. Bengler, B. Mehler, and J. Coughlin
    The Method for Risk Assessment of Accident Caused by Technological Process, Human Factor and Environment, M. Grozdanovic, E. Stojiljkovic, and D. Grozdanovic
    Methodology for Tests Execution in Usability Laboratory Considering Cross-Platform Devices, C. Tambascia and R. Duarte
    The Study of Sizing System with 3D Measurement Data for Preschool Children in Central Taiwan, Y. C. Lin and J. S. Chen
    Perception of Pressure on Foot, A. Rodrigo, R. Goonetilleke, and S. Xiong
    Development of Methodology to Gather Seated Anthropometry Data in a Microgravity Environment, K. Young, M. Mesloh, and S. Rajulu
    Human Factors Engineering Availability and Suitability Verification for Human-System Interface in Nuclear Power Plants, J. Ra
    Using Performance Measures to Assess the Effect of Visual Aesthetic on Usability, A. Altaboli, Y. Lin, M. Ali, and Y. Alterhony
    Development of an Objective Evaluation System for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Based on Subjective Criteria - Demonstrated by the Example of ACC, B. Strasser, H. Bubb, K.-H. Siedersberger, and M. Maurer
    Modeling of Environmental Factors towards Workers' Productivity for Automotive Assembly Line, A.R. Ismail, M.H.M. Haniff, B.M. Deros, N.K. Makhtar, and Z.K.M. Makhbul
    Toward a Unified Social Robot Taxonomy Based on Human Perceptions, B. Tay and T. Park

    Vision and Visual Displays
    Automated Analysis of Eye-Tracking Data for the Evaluation of Driver Information Systems According to EN ISO 15007-and ISO/TS 15007-, R. Spies, W. Hamberger, A. Blattner, H. Bubb, and K. Bengler
    Analysis of Glance Movements in Critical Intersection Scenarios, M. Plavsic, K. Bengler, and H. Bubb
    Contact Analog Information in the Head-Up Display: How Much Information Supports the Driver? B. Israel, M. Seitz, H. Bubb, and B. Senner
    Usability of Approximated 3D Target Objects for Mission Preparation, M. Kleiber and C. Winkelholz
    Compensatory Tracking of a 3D Object Using 3D Technology, J. Gallimore, G. Reis, J. Warren, M. Fendley, and J. Naga
    Design and Evaluation Approach for Increasing Compatibility and Performance of Digital Painter in Screen Drawing Tasks, F.-G. Wu, C.-H. Chen, and L.-R. Lai
    Designing Small Touch-Screen Devices: The Impact of Display Size on Pointing Performance, M. Oehl and F. Siebert
    Usability of Integrated Display Groupware in Collaborative Work, T.Y. Lim, H. Khalid, and A. Yeo
    Beauty and the Beast: Predicting Web Page Visual Appeal, C. Dudek, G. Lindgaard, and S. Pineau
    Testing Measures of Aviation Display Clutter for Predicting Pilot Perceptions and Flight Performance, K. Kaufmann, D. Kaber, A. Alexander, S.-H. Kim, and J.T. Naylor
    Operator Display Issues: Examples from Hydrocracking, J. Gallimore, J. Shinkle, and S. Understood
    Automatic Generation of Graphical User Interface Using Genetic Algorithm, T. Mori, T. Nonaka, and T. Hase
    A First Step towards an Integrated Warning Approach, K. Maier, H. Sacher, and J. Hellbruck
    Product Design and User Interfaces Citarasa Engineering for Modeling Affective Product Design, H. Khalid
    Modeling Mobile Devices for the Elderly, M. Ziefle
    Exploring What Young Consumers Want in Cell Phones, F. Calisir and C.A. Gumussoy
    Tactile Buttons Used in Non-Visual Cell Phone, N.-F. Chen, F.-G. Wu, and C.-H. Ho
    Ergonomic Evaluation of Brazilian Interfaces of Mobile Banking Sites Developed for iPhone, V. Kupczik and S. Padovani
    Design comparison of commercial TV remote controls, H. Beauchamp and Y. S. Ryu, USA
    Can "Tactile Kiosk" Attract Potential Users in Public? Y. Yasuma, M. Nakanishi and Y. Okada
    The Improvement of Beijing Digital Information Booth Interface Design, P.-L. Rau and Y. Sun
    Emotions Invoked by Overall Shape of Robot, J. Hwang, W. Hwang, and T. Park
    User-Centered Smarter Robotic Medical Systems, T. Ahram, W. Karwowski, B. Amaba, and C. Andrzejczak
    Development and Pilot Test of a Usability Evaluation Protocol for an Ergonomic Device in a Hospital, P.T.W. So, S.W.C. Cheng, H.P.So, and A.H.S. Chan
    Design of Hand Operated Trowel: An Ergonomic Approach, M. Khidiya and A. Bhardwaj
    Modeling Precision Agriculture Device for Palm Oil Industry, M.F. Yahaya and S.-L. Choong
    An Expert System for Risk Assessment of Work-Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders, S. Pavlovic-Veselinovic, A. Hedge, and M. Grozdanovic
    Towards More Humane Calendar Applications, S. Engemand and S. Keates
    User Interface with Bird’s Eye View Function, T. Nonaka, K. Oishi, and T. Hase

    Input Devices and Computer Based Systems
    Ergonomic Assessment of Pronating-Reducing Mouse Designs: Anatomical Compliance in Three-Dimensional Space, D. Feathers, A. Hedge, and K. Rollings
    Ergonomic Comparison of Five Mouse Designs: Performance and Posture Differences, A. Hedge, D. Feathers, and K. Rollings
    Five-Key Text Entry: An Empirical Comparison of Nnovice Performance with Three Keyboard Layouts, B. Millet, S. Asfour, J.R. Lewis, and A. Onar-Thomas
    Adaptive Haptic Touchpad for Infotainment Interaction in Cars - How Many Information is the Driver Able to Feel?, R. Spies, W. Hamberger, A. Blattner, H. Bubb, and K. Bengler
    Design Approach of a Direct-Touch Input for Navigation Techniques Interface of Web Map, H. Lin and F.-G. Wu
    Study on a Haptic Interaction with Touch Panel, D. Kobayashi and S. Yamamoto
    Universal Communication through Touch Panel, N. Hosono, H. Inoue, H. Miki, M. Suzuki, and Y. Tomita
    AV Remote Controller with an Input Device to Recognize Handwritten Characters, M. Yonezawa, T. Nonaka, and T. Hase
    AV Remote Controller Using Speech Recognition, S. Sugiyama, T. Nonaka, and T. Hase
    Bridging the Disconnect between Back Injuries and Prevention Using Interactive Computer-Based Systems, R.J. Banks and J.A. Hay
    Modeling of an Integrated Workstation Environment for Occupational Safety and Health Application, A.R. Omar and I. Halim

    Individual and Environmental Technology Related Issues
    Technology Acceptance and the Ageing Population: A Review, K. Chen and A.H.S. Chan
    Evaluation of Dynamic Touch Using Moment of Joint Inertia, T. Asao, Y. Kumazaki, K. Kawanishi, K. Kotani, and K. Horii
    Improvement in Touch Operations by Tactile Feedback, T. Fukui, M. Nakanishi, Y. Okada, and S. Yamamoto
    Effective Presentation for Velocity and Direction Information Produced by Using Tactile Actuator, K. Kotani, T. Yu, T Asao, and K. Horii
    Driver’s Natural Anticipation Horizon in Deceleration Situations, D. Popiv, K. Bengler, and M. Rakic
    Haptic Gear Shifting Indication: Naturalistic Driving Study for Parametrization, Selection of Variants and to Determine the Potential for Fuel Consumption Reduction, C. Lange, A. Arcati, H. Bubb, and K. Bengler
    Knowledge Based Shaping of Working Conditions in Industry and Health Care, T. Winkler
    Innovation-Based Enhancing Work Conditions in Healthcare Organizations, J. Bartnicka and T. Winkler
    Heat Transfer Dynamics in Clothing Exposed to Infrared Radiation, U. Reischl, B. Mijovic, Z. Skenderi, and I. S. Cubric
    Innovative Solutions for Adjustment of City Area to Disabled Persons and the Aged with Using Computer Techniques, A.K. Styczeń, J. Bartnicka, and C. Bevilacqua
    Ambient Intelligence in the Classroom: An Augmented School Desk, M. Antona, G. Margetis, S. Ntoa, A. Leonidis, M. Korozi, G. Paparoulis, and C. Stephanidis
    Cultural Modelling of Remote Communities, A. Yeo, E. Mit, P.-C. Chiu, J. Labadin, and P.-P. Tan
    Beyond Usability: Ordering e-Service Quality Factors, S. Prom Tep and A. Dufresne
    A Curriculum for Usability Professionals (and Why We Need One), R. Bias


    Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram