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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

ISBN 9781138000421
Published April 9, 2013 by Taylor & Francis
468 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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The Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is the professional body for ergonomists and human factors specialists based in the United Kingdom. It also attracts members throughout the world and is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association. It provides recognition of competence of its members through its Professional Register.

Martin Anderson (FIEHF, EurErg, CMIOSH) is a graduate in psychology with two Masters degrees in Ergonomics, and Process Safety & Loss Prevention. He has specialised in the area of human factors and safety management, particularly in relation to major hazards and complex systems. Since 2001 he has been a Specialist Inspector at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), gaining wide experience of regulating human, management and organisational aspects on over 100 major hazard sites. He currently works in the Offshore Division of HSE where his work includes planned inspection, incident investigation, safety case assessment, provision of expert evidence and formal enforcement.
Before becoming an Inspector, Martin worked for two consultancies and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) - working in a range of industries including commercial aviation, railways, construction, coal mining, electricity, oil and gas, nuclear, and chemicals. He is a regular conference speaker and lecturer, and has been a member of the IEHF Council since 2003.