1st Edition

Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013 Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013

Edited By Martin Anderson Copyright 2013
    464 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    464 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    The broad and developing scope of ergonomics - the application of scientific knowledge to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments - has been illustrated for 27 years by the books which make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series.
    This book presents the proceedings of the international conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013. In addition to being the leading event in the UK that features ergonomics and human factors across all sectors, this is also the annual conference of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
    Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors, with papers being subject to peer review since 2009.
    A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings including human computer interaction, standards, accessibility, work & wellbeing, design, transport, safety culture, green ergonomics, healthcare, human cognition, biomechanics, crowd behaviour and the systems approach.
    As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors will appeal to all those who are concerned with people's interactions with their working and leisure environment including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists, and applied physiologists.


    Annual Conference 2013 Programme Committee

    Donald Broadbent Lecture

    Interactions “in the wild”: Explorations in healthcare
    A. Blandford

    Institute Lecture

    Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013 Lecture
    P.J. Clarkson

    Keynote Lecture

    Perils and possibilities for communicating risk and uncertainty
    D. Spiegelhalter

    Plenary Lectures

    Standards as human factors best practice for industry
    S. Steedman

    Task, team and technology integration in surgical care
    K. Catchpole


    Four go mad in theYorkshire Dales: Investigating interactions on tabletop displays
    C. Hare, S. Sharples, A. Stedmon & P. Talbot-Jones

    Opening indoors: The advent of indoor positioning
    M. Brown, J. Pinchin & C. Hide

    A predictive method to measure relative effectiveness
    N. Jiang

    Visually induced motion sickness during computer game playing
    C.T. Guo, C.W. Tsoi, Y.L.Wong, K.C. Yu & R.H.Y. So

    Human-automation collaboration in manufacturing: Identifying key implementation factors
    G. Charalambous, S. Fletcher & P.Webb

    Work and wellbeing

    Bus driving – can it be a good job?
    W. Jones, R.A. Haslam & C. Haslam

    “It’s just part of the job!” Raft guides working with back pain
    I.Wilson, H. McDermott & F. Munir

    Developing software to help small businesses manage occupational safety and health
    S. Shalloe, G. Lawson, M. D’Cruz & R. Eastgate

    Measuring wellbeing in the workplace: Single-item scales of depression and anxiety
    G.M.Williams &A.P. Smith

    Stress, job satisfaction and mental health of NHS nurses
    J.Williams & A.P. Smith

    Design approaches

    Inclusive design within a large organisation
    A. Mieczakowski, S. Hessey & P.J. Clarkson

    Combining human information processing methods for product development
    H.-L. Liu,W. Friesdorf & D.Wang

    How industrial designers use data during a power tool design process
    J. Zhang, H. Dong & L. Liu


    Product development – safety and usability of medical devices
    C.J. Vincent

    Putting the customer first – user-centred design using ISO 9241
    T. Väänänen

    The case for human and organisational factors standards
    R.W. Miles

    Using standards to support human factors engineering
    R.A. Barge

    Defining and capturing human factors in sustainable development

    Debate: From knobs and dials to hearts and minds?
    S. Steedman

    Promoting collaboration

    Bridging the gap: Should there be more collaboration between researchers and practitioners?
    D.P. Jenkins, S.T. Shorrock &A.Z.Q. Chung


    Video support tools for training in maritime simulators
    S. Komandur & S.K. Renganayagalu

    Preferred or adopted time headway? A driving simulator study
    M. Gouy, C. Diels, N. Reed, A. Stevens & G. Burnett

    User-oriented information systems in public transport
    S. Hörold, C. Mayas & H. Krömker

    Train automation and control technology – ERTMS from users’ perspectives
    A. Buksh, S. Sharples, J.R.Wilson, G. Morrisroe & B. Ryan

    Crowd sourcing of public transport problems
    R.E. Sims, T. Ross &A.J. May

    Fatigue in the maritime and road haulage industries
    A.P. Smith & P.H. Allen

    What do we tell drivers about fatigue management?
    A.Williamson, R. Friswell, R. Grzebieta & J. Olivier

    Ageing workers

    Design for healthy ageing
    E.-Y. Gosling, D. Gyi, R.A. Haslam &A. Gibb

    Systems approach

    The role of ergonomics in the design of future cities

    The need to understand systems of systems
    C.E. Siemieniuch, M.A. Sinclair & M.J. de C. Henshaw

    Hierarchical System Description (HSD) using MODAF and ISO 26800
    M. Tainsh

    Crowd behaviour

    Hazard experience and risk perception among special constables
    J.I. Morgan

    Crowd satisfaction at sporting events
    V.L. Kendrick, R.A. Haslam & P.E.Waterson


    Comparison of required coefficient of friction for both feet for straight walking
    W.-R. Chang, S. Matz & C.-C. Chang

    Biomechanical analysis of the walking of encumbered and unencumbered males
    B. May, J. Shippen & A.Woodcock


    Safe design of mobile construction and mining equipment
    T. Horberry & M. Bradley

    User-centred design of virtual training for automotive industries
    S. Hermawati & G. Lawson


    Identifying causal patterns and errors in adverse clinical incidents
    R. Mitchell, A.Williamson & B. Molesworth

    Bridging the research practice gap in healthcare human factors and ergonomics
    P.E.Waterson & J. Anderson

    Healthcare human reliability analysis – by HEART
    J.Ward, Y.-C. Teng, T. Horberry & P.J. Clarkson

    Developing a simulator to help junior doctors deal with night shifts
    M. Brown, P. Syrysko, S. Sharples, D. Shaw, I. Le Jeune, E. Fioratou & J. Blakey

    Certain medical devices require more attention on design and usability
    A.S. Cifter & I. Eroglu

    An ergonomics approach to specify a solo-responder paramedic bag system
    M. Fray, D. Joyce, A. Adams & S. Hignett

    Developing a human factors curriculum for frontline staff training in the NHS
    L. Morgan, S. Pickering, S. New, P. McCulloch, R. Kwon & E. Robertson

    Green ergonomics

    Lean, clean and green: A case study in a pharmaceutical cleaning department
    M. Hanson & M. Vangeel

    Design principles for green ergonomics
    A. Thatcher, G. Garcia-Acosta & K.L. Morales

    Re-inventing the toilet: Capturing user needs
    D. Gyi, R.E. Sims & E.-Y. Gosling

    Sustainability and usability of public bathroom taps
    A. Alli, M. Maluleke, S. Bhana, T. Solomon, Y. Klipp &A. Thatcher


    Making self-service accessible: Talking automatic teller machines (ATMs)
    P.N. Day, E. Chandler, M. Carlisle & C. Rohan

    Blind people and apps on mobile phones and tablets – Challenges and possibilities
    S. Croxford & C. Rundle

    Simulating vision loss: What levels of impairment are actually represented?
    J. Goodman-Deane, S.Waller, A.-C. Collins & P.J. Clarkson

    Evaluating the universal navigator with blind and partially sighted consumers
    P.N. Day, M. Carlisle, E. Chandler & G. Ferguson

    Age, technology prior experience and ease of use: Who’s doing what?
    M. Bradley, J. Goodman-Deane, S.Waller, R. Tenneti, P. Langdon & P.J. Clarkson

    Younger older consumers of assistive technology products
    A.Woodcock, G.Ward, S. Ray, N. Holliday, L. Prothero, J. Osmond & S. Fielden

    Contributing to UK input to new European inclusive design standard
    A. Ferguson & P. Johnson

    Talking TV for blind people – see how it works!
    L. Di Bon-Conyers, S. Croxford & C. Rundle

    Innovation and creativity

    Adults’ and childrens’ reactions to technological innovations
    M.C. Maguire

    Understanding human cognition

    Building a human capability decision engine
    K.T. Smith

    Waiting for warning: Driver situation awareness at rural rail level crossings
    P.M. Salmon, V. Beanland, M.G. Lenné, A.J. Filtness & N.A. Stanton

    A quick method of assessing situation awareness in air traffic control
    J. Nixon & A. Lowrey

    Fundamental issues

    From creation to compliance: do’s and don’ts of negotiating requirements with developers

    What makes scientific journal articles appeal to human factors professionals?
    A.Z.Q. Chung, A.Williamson & S.T. Shorrock

    Ergonomics education and students’ tendency to use research methods
    I. Eroglu, A.S. Cifter & K. Ozcan


    Exploring the benefits of brief health psychology interventions in the workplace
    J.I. Morgan

    Using touchscreen devices to provide quicker, better, and cheaper real-time workload measurement
    S. Piric

    Designing an expert system for risk-management to support operators’ mental model
    S. Spundflasch, J. Herlemann & H. Krömker

    Author index


    Martin Anderson