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

ISBN 9781138387980
Published October 17, 2019 by CRC Press
308 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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

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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.