Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including Ergonomics, Human Factors and User-Centred Design. It also features related disciplines such as Psychology, Engineering and Physiology. Particular emphasis is given to the utility of these disciplines in improving health, safety, efficiency and productivity. The 2006 Annual Conference features four special sessions on:Usability of Homes; Human Computer Interaction; Human Factors in the Oil, Gas and Chemical Industries; and Control Room Design: Current and Future Challenges. As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics will appeal to all those who are concerned with the interaction of people with their working and leisure environment — including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists and applied physiologists.
Table of Contents
DONALD BROADBENT LECTURE
An engineer's view of human error T.A. Kletz
APPLICATIONS OF ERGONOMICS
CONTROL ROOMS SYMPOSIUM
DESIGN - ENGAGE PROJECT
HCI SYMPOSIUM - KNOWING THE USER
HCI SYMPOSIUM - USABILITY AND BEYOND
HCI SYMPOSIUM - ACCESS AND INCLUSIVITY
HCI - APPLICATIONS
HCI - INTERFACES
INCLUSIVE DESIGN - IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SYMPOSIUM
INCLUSIVE DESIGN - IN SOCIETY
INCLUSIVE DESIGN - IN TRANSPORT
METHODS AND TOOLS
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
OIL, GAS AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES SYMPOSIUM
The Ergonomics Society is the professional body for ergonomists and human factor specialists based in the United Kingdom. It also attracts members throughtout the world and is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association. It provides recognition of competence of its members through its Professional Register.
Dr Philip D. Bust has a degree in civil engineering and twenty five years experience in construction as well as a Masters degree in human factors in manufacturing systems from Nottingham University. His experience in ergonomics includes his consultancy work, carrying out workplace assessments in manufacturing and heavy industries. Dr Bust currently works as a research associate investigating health and safety in the construction industry.