Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014 : Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014, Southampton, UK, 7-10 April 2014 book cover
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Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014
Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014, Southampton, UK, 7-10 April 2014

ISBN 9781138026353
Published April 4, 2014 by Taylor & Francis
512 Pages

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Book Description

The broad and developing scope of human factors and ergonomics - the application of scientific knowledge to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments - has been illustrated for 28 years by the books which make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series.
This book presents the proceedings of the international conference – Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014. In addition to being the leading event in the UK that features ergonomics and human factors across all sectors, this is also the annual meeting 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 and selected by the conference programme committee.
A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings including workload, human capability, systems, product design, manufacturing systems, behaviour change, health and wellbeing, organisational culture, smart environments and sustainability, transport and musculoskeletal disorders.
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


Donald Broadbent Lecture
Human Capability
K. Carr

Institute Lecture
Ergonomics, resilience and reliability – to ERR is human . . .
J. Berman

Keynote Lecture
Making better things: The role of human factors in user experience design (or vice versa?)
D.J. Gilmore

Plenary Lectures
Socio-technical thinking and practice – Being braver!
C. Clegg

The global economic recession: Impact on workplace safety and health
J. Devereux

Culture, control and leadership
Insider attacks: The human factors dimension – Learning conflict resolution lessons from industry to counter insider attacks in Afghanistan
R. Meeks, P. Newman & C. Skelton

Visual meaning for leadership – A case study
P. Nock & J. Burton

Hazards, risk and comfort
Perception of self-motion headings when subjected to near-threshold visual and inertial motion
B. Bao & R.H.Y. So

Factors contributing to the perceived slipperiness rating
W.-R. Chang, M.F. Lesch, C.-C. Chang & S. Matz

The study on effectiveness of bamboo charcoal for improving work efficiency in learning environment
H. Nishimura, Z.Wang, A. Endo, A. Goto & N. Kuwahara

Predictors of injury amongst white-water raft guides working in the UK
I.Wilson, H. McDermott & F. Munir

HF in high value manufacturing systems
Using SHERPA to inform the design of intelligent automation for TIG welding
W. Baker

Human Factors analysis in risk assessment: A survey of methods and tools used in industry
N. Balfe & M.C. Leva

Investigating the impact of product orientation on musculoskeletal risk in aerospace manufacturing
S.R. Fletcher & T.L. Johnson

A computer software method for ergonomic analysis utilising non-optical motion capture
T.L. Johnson & S.R. Fletcher

Relationships between degree of skill, dimension stability, and mechanical properties of composite structure in hand lay-up fabrication method
T. Kikuchi, Y. Tani, Y. Takai, A. Goto & H. Hamada

Ergonomics issues arising from the ‘Next Manufacturing Revolution’
M.A. Sinclair & C.E. Siemieniuch

Users’ understanding of industrial robot gesture motions and effects on trust
G. Tang, G. Charalambous, P.Webb & S.R. Fletcher

An evaluation of the ergonomic physical demands in assembly work stations: Case study in SCANIA production, Angers
M. Zare, M. Croq, A. Malinge-Oudenot & Y. Roquelaure

HF in product design
Referability: Making things easy to refer to
G. Andresen & Ø. Veland

Analysis of human factors issues relating to the design and function of bicycles
D. Covill, E. Elton, M. Mile & R. Morris

Human Factors and Product Design: Uncomfortable allies
E. Elton

Playing in the park: Observation and co-design methods appropriate to creating location based games for children
C. Grundy, L. Pemberton & R. Morris

Beyond box ticking – The role of Human Factors in design
D.P. Jenkins

Human Factors contributions to consumer product safety
B.B. Novak

Lifelong health and wellbeing
Evaluating the universal navigator with consumers with reduced mobility, dexterity & visual acuity
P.N. Day, J.P. Johnson, M. Carlisle & G. Ferguson

Healthy ageing in the construction industry; background and preliminary findings
S. Eaves, D.E. Gyi &A.G.F. Gibb

Efficacy evaluation of recreational picture colouring in elderly nursing home patients
S. Kawabata, M. Nasu, A. Yamamoto & N. Kuwahara

User-centred design of patient information for hospital admissions and patient experience
A.R. Lang, T.C. Kwok, E. Fioratou, I. LeJeune & S. Sharples

Retained guidewires in central venous catheterisation: An analysis of omission errors
Y.-C. Teng, J.Ward, T. Horberry, V. Patil & J. Clarkson

NHS managers’ utilisation of information resources to support decision-making in shift work
E. Mowbray, P.Waterson & R. McCaig

As I am now, so shall you become

Musculoskeletal disorders
Ergokita: Analysis of the musculoskeletal strain of nursery school teachers
E.-M. Burford, R. Ellegast, B.Weber, M. Brehmen, D. Groneberg, A. Sinn-Behrendt & R. Bruder

Physiological workload and perceived exertion of female labourers in harvesting activities
R. Salunke, S. Sawkar, R. Naik, P.R. Sumangala & K.V. Ashalatha

Predicting isometric rotator cuff muscle activities from arm postures and net shoulder moments
X. Xu, R.W. McGorry & J.-h. Lin

Smart environments & sustainability
How do malfunctions in ‘smart environments’ affect user performance?
K.F.K. Narul & C. Baber

Creating a lasting commitment to sustainable living
H. Taylor,W.I. Hamilton & C. Vail

Systems: Preparing for the future
Introduction to Human Factors Integration and a brief historical overview
R.S. Bridger & P. Pisula

HFI training for systems engineering professionals
E.-M. Hubbard, L. Ciocoiu & M. Henshaw

Managing the lifecycle of your robot
M.A. Sinclair & C.E. Siemieniuch

A framework for human assessment in the defence system engineering lifecycle
J. Astwood, K. Tatlock, K. Strickland &W. Tutton

Transport: Journey experience
Will autonomous vehicles make us sick?
C. Diels

Car and lift sharing barriers
A.Woodcock, J. Osmond, J. Begley & K. Frankova

Measuring quality across the whole journey 316
A.Woodcock, N. Berkeley, O. Cats, Y. Susilo, G.R. Hrin, O. O’Reilly, I. Markuceviˇci¯ut˙e & T. Pimentel

Transport: Operations
Designing visual analytics for collaborative activity: A case study of rail incident handling
T. Male & C. Baber

The effect of driver advisory systems on train driver workload and performance
D.R. Large, D. Golightly & E.L. Taylor

ERTMS train driving-incab vs. outside: An explorative eye-tracking field study
A. Naghiyev, S. Sharples, M. Carey, A. Coplestone & B. Ryan

Vigilance evidence and the railway lookout
L. Pickup, E. Lowe & S. Smith

Understanding human decision making during critical incidents in dynamic positioning
L.J. Sorensen, K.I. Øvergård & T.J.S. Martinsen

Operators in tunnel control – Analyzing decisions, designing decision support
S. Spundflasch & H. Krömker

User systems
The analysis of incidents related to automation failures and human factors in flight operations
W.-C. Li, D. Durando & L.-Y. Ting

Using N squared analysis to develop the functional architecture design for the High Speed 2 project
P. Nock, E.Walters, N. Best &W. Fung

Human Factors aspects of decommissioning: The transition from operation to demolition
C. Pollard

East: A method for investigating social, information and task networks
N.A. Stanton

User systems architectures, functions and job and task synthesis
M. Tainsh

Vehicle design
Better vehicle design for all
S. Karali, D. Gyi & N. Mansfield

The motorcycle: A human operator influenced workstation
M.I.N. Ma’arof, H. Rashid, A.R. Omar, S.C. Abdullah, I.N. Ahmad & S.A. Karim

Motorcyclist muscle fatigue index: An effort to help reduce motorcycle accidents
H. Rashid, M.I.N. Ma’arof, A.R. Omar, S.C. Abdullah, I.N. Ahmad & S.A. Karim

Workload & vigilance
Speaking under workload in first and second languages: Implications for training and design
C. Baber & H. Liu

Alarm vigilance in the presence of 80 dBa pink noise with negative signal-to-noise ratios
B. Karunarathne, R.H.Y. So & A.C.S. Kam

Continuous detection of workload overload: An fNIRS approach
H.A. Maior, M. Pike, M.L.Wilson & S. Sharples

Proposed decision model for contemporary memorials
P. Davies, C.Williams & P.W. Jordan

Relationship between visual aesthetics evaluation and selling price to Kimono ofYuzen-Zome
T. Furukawa, Y. Takai, A. Goto, N. Kuwahara & N. Kida

Level of comfort of customers affected by expert manicurist and non-expert manicurist
S. Isobe, A. Endo, T. Ota & N. Kuwahara

Ergonomics of parking brake application – Factors to fail?
V.G. Noble, R.J. Frampton & J.H. Richardson

Development of a Human Factors assessment framework for land vehicles
R. Saunders Jones, K. Strickland &W. Tutton

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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.