1st Edition

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering

    308 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Winner of the "Outstanding Academic Title" recognition by Choice for the 2020 OAT Awards.

    The Choice OAT Award represents the highest caliber of scholarly titles that have been reviewed by Choice and conveys the extraordinary recognition of the academic community.

    Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations, and inspire strategies for a more inclusive future. This volume brings together experts from human factors, ergonomics, psychology, human-computer interaction, and more to demonstrate how these fields can be applied to societal challenges and solutions. Through a blend of research reports, literature reviews, and personal narratives, this volume explores these issues from the individual to the global scale, across diverse populations, and across multiple continents.


    • Draws upon human factors and ergonomics theories and methods to evaluate, understand, and confront systemic threats to inclusion and social justice

    • Offers actionable methodologies, strategies, and recommendations for conducting human-centered research, design, and training with marginalized or vulnerable populations

    • Offers a venue for reporting and reconsidering the work of human factors and ergonomics from the perspectives of diversity, inclusion, and social justice

    Section 1: Understanding and Supporting Healthy Communities

    1. Human Systems Engineering for Societal Transformation: A Tale of Two Cities
    2. Nancy Cooke

    3. Inclusive Decision Making: Applying Human Factors Methods to Capture the Needs and Voices of Marginalized Populations
    4. Jacklin Stonewall, Michael C. Dorneich, Linda Shenk, Caroline C. Krejci, and Ulrike Passe

    5. HFE in Underdeveloped Countries: How Do We Facilitate Equitable, Egalitarian, and Respectful Progress?
    6. Andrew Thatcher and Andrew Todd

    7. Researcher Reflections on Human Factors and Health Equity
    8. Richard J. Holden, Tammy Toscos, and Carly N. Daley

    9. The Intersection of Human Factors Engineering and Health Equity
    10. Deliya B. Wesley, Christian Boxley, Stefanie Kurgatt, Christopher J. King, and Kristen E. Miller

    11. Using Work Domain Analysis to Advocate for Social Justice: Meeting the Needs of Resource-Constrained Societies
    12. Natalie C. Benda and Ann M. Bisantz

      Section 2: Including and Empowering Diverse People

    13. A Human Factors Engineer’s Journey Into Enhancing LGBT Status in Academia
    14. Ellen J. Bass

    15. All are Welcome but Terms and Conditions Apply
    16. Audrey Reinert

    17. ‘Nothing about Us without Us’: Transforming Participatory Research and Ethics in Human Systems Engineering
    18. Rua M. Williams and Juan E. Gilbert

    19. Ergonomic Analysis of Working Conditions of a Recycler Community in Medellín, Colombia
    20. Yordán Rodríguez and Jaime Gaviria

    21. Guiding Technology Design to Empower Older Adults to Actively Engage in Society
    22. Maurita T. Harris, Qiong Nie, and Wendy A. Rogers

    23. Inclusive Wearable Design: Developing a Set of Characteristics of Socially Acceptable BCI Devices for Women
    24. France Jackson, Isabel Laurenceau, and Juan E. Gilbert

      Section 3: Inspiring Strategies for an Inclusive Future

    25. Automation, Work, and Racial Equity: How Human Systems Engineering Can Shape the Future of Work
    26. Shannon C. Roberts, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Shlomo Zilberstein, Henry Renki, Enobong H. Branch, and Tiamba Wilkerson

    27. The Learning Research and Development Center Summer Undergraduate Research Internship: A Diversity Internship in the Learning Sciences
    28. Natasha Tokowicz

    29. Facilitating a Sense of Belonging for Women of Color in Engineering: The Case for Virtual Internships
    30. Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

    31. Leading an EDI Strategy in a UK University: Reflections from an HFE Professional
    32. Sarah Sharples

    33. Developing an Effective Diversity Training Intervention: Best Practices and Challenges
    34. Preeya Ninan, Jennifer Feitosa, and Fabrice Delice

    35. Reimagining Community-based Research and Action in Human Factors: A Dialogue across Disciplines

    Rupa S. Valdez and David S. Edmunds


    Dr. Rod D. Roscoe is an Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, and a Diane and Gary Tooker Professor for Effective Education in STEM, at Arizona State University. His research identifies ways to improve educational efficacy and access by understanding relationships between learning theory, technology innovation, and user experience. He also investigates engineering education and the preparation of future engineers to address the ‘human side’ of engineering and design.

    Dr. Erin K. Chiou is an Assistant Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Her research seeks to improve automation for more resilient and sustainable futures. Her work focuses on the social psychological factors in human-automation interaction and system design, with applications in complex and safety critical systems including defense and healthcare. She directs the Automation Design Advancing People and Technology laboratory.

    Dr. Abigail R. Wooldridge is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research aims to improve patient safety and quality of care as well as healthcare professional well-being. She analyzes and models complex sociotechnical systems and team cognition in healthcare to understand and improve how individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and training can work together across the patient journey.