1st Edition

Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015 Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, 13-16 April 2015

Edited By Sarah Sharples, Steven Shorrock, Patrick Waterson Copyright 2015
    546 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    546 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    Ergonomics and human factors is the discipline concerned with the application of scientifc knowledge to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments. This book presents the proceedings of the international conference, Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015, the 29th year in which a volume in the Contemporary Ergonomics series has appeared. 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 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

    The scope and breadth of ergonomics and human factors continues to expand at a rapid pace. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015 reflects many of these developments and includes contributions covering the latest work in healthcare, transportation, defence, stress, manufacturing, design, and health and safety. There are also developments in data analytics, culture and complexity. This book also celebrates the long tradition of work in ergonomics and human factors which began with the formation of the Ergonomics Research Society in 1949 and culminated in 2015 with a Royal Charter. This has conferred recognition, at the highest level, of the uniqueness and value of our scientifc discipline and the preeminent role of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in representing both the discipline and the profession.

    As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015 will appeal to those concerned with people’s interaction with their working and leisure environment, including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists, and applied physiologists.


    Donald Broadbent Lecture

    All systems great and small
    C. Baber

    Institute Lecture

    Big data analytics: Why should HF/E care?
    C.G. Drury


    Ergonomics, accountability and complexity
    S.W.A. Dekker


    Keeping human factors on track – The design of the next generation Intercity Express train
    D.P. Jenkins & C. Harvey


    The aircrew’s task cube: Initial evidence of a multi-dimensional control task model
    N. Gkikas

    ‘Culture clash’ – Understanding the effect of cultural and societal factors on conflict
    R. Meeks

    Assessment of available standards for risk assessment and human factors at design stage
    F. Naghdali, M.C. Leva, S. Cromie & N. Balfe

    Updating HF integration process, policy and guidance information for UK defence acquisition
    G. Shaw, T. Hughes & C. Kelly


    A marriage made in heaven? Pressure distribution and comfort in wheelchair cushions
    C. Bartley

    Visual accessibility misconceptions held by graphic designers and their clients
    K. Cornish, J. Goodman-Deane & P.J. Clarkson

    A user-centric methodology to establish usability heuristics for specific domains
    S. Hermawati & G. Lawson

    The effect of domain knowledge on interaction with visual analytics
    S. Ishack, C. Baber & A. Duncan

    Specifications for innovation
    D.P. Jenkins

    Ergonomic gear knobs: A case study in teaching pleasure and attachment to design students
    E. Mackie & L. Moody

    The role of co-design in wearables adoption
    S. Nevay & C.S.C. Lim

    Usability of virtual learning environments through design principles
    R. Parizotto-Ribeiro & N. Hammond

    Ergonomics/human factors as a discipline and profession Towards a human performance standard of excellence
    B. Kirwan

    Workshop:Working within cross-disciplinary teams: How can we help bridge the gaps?
    B. Mallaband, V. Haines & V. Mitchell

    Ergonomics/human factors – Art, craft or science?: A workshop and debate inspired by the thinking of Professor JohnWilson
    S. Sharples & P. Buckle

    Health and safety

    History repeating – Or can better learning also improve resilience?
    J. Berman

    Confirmation bias in a routine drilling operation: A case study
    M.T. Crichton & J.L. Thorogood

    Hazard perception and reporting
    E. Douglas, S. Cromie & C. Leva

    Stakeholders’ views on the ageing construction workforce: Preliminary findings
    S.J. Eaves, D.E. Gyi & A.G.F. Gibb

    Human factors at the core of total safety management: The need to establish a common operational picture
    M.C. Leva, T. Kontogiannis, N. Balfe, E. Plot & M. Demichela

    Workshop: Manual handling when is a task ok or not ok?
    W. Morris & M. Marshall

    The performance of plant personnel in severe accident scenarios
    D. Pennie, J. Berman & T.Waters

    Is safety culture still a thing?
    S. Shorrock

    An analysis of the fatigue and shift-work issues in the Buncefield explosion
    J.Wilkinson & J. Bell


    How do we challenge myths and misunderstandings about human factors in healthcare?
    P. Bowie, L. Pickup & S. Atkinson

    Participatory design of a preliminary safety checklist for the general practice work system
    P. Bowie & S. Atkinson

    Human factors that influence the performance of telecare
    P. Buckle

    Stress in UK trainee mental health professionals: A multivariate comparison
    J. Galvin

    What is the relationship between human factors & ergonomics and quality improvement in healthcare?
    S. Hignett, D. Miller, L.Wolf, E. Jones, P. Buckle & K. Catchpole

    Nottingham University Hospital guidelines app – Improving accessibility to 650 hospital clinical guidelines
    A. Kwa, M. Carter, D. Page, T.Wilson, M. Brown & B. Baxendale

    The measurement of patient safety culture; progress but still a long way to go

    Smartpowerchair: To boldly go where a powerchair has not gone before
    P. Whittington, H. Dogan & K. Phalp

    Job design

    The psychology of mobile working: Productivity and wellbeing in the contemporary workplace
    P.W. Jordan & J. Taylour

    ERGOWORK: European perceptions of workplace inclusion and application of ergonomics
    L. Moody & J. Saunders

    Subjective productivity in different states of thermal comfort
    E. Oliveira, A. Xavier & A. Michaloski

    The good job score: Associations with positive and negative outcomes
    A.P. Smith & E.J.K.Wadsworth

    Standards framework to support job synthesis associated with HCI
    M. Tainsh

    Physical discomfort and mobile working:Wellbeing approach to healthy best practice
    J. Taylour & P.W. Jordan

    Assessing multiple factors of well-being using single-item measures

    The sources of risk to health associated with new technologies in the office environment
    T.A.Winski, J.O. Crawford, R.A. Graveling, T. Lansdown & G.Walker


    Your new colleague is a robot. Is that ok?
    R.L. Charles, G. Charalambous & S.R. Fletcher

    Search strategies in human visual inspection
    R.L. Charles, M. Tailor & S.R. Fletcher

    The case for the development of novel human skills capture methodologies
    J.W. Everitt & S.R. Fletcher

    A comparison of user requirements and expectations for cloud manufacturing
    D. Golightly, H.Wagner & S. Sharples

    The limitations of using only CAD and DHM in design relating to high value manufacturing
    T.L. Johnson & S.R. Fletcher

    Elimination of non-value-adding operations and its effect on exposure variation at an order-picking workplace
    M. Kelterborn, V. Jeschke, S. Meissner, C. Intra & W.A. Günthner

    Job design for manufacturing in an era of sustainability
    M.A. Sinclair, C.E. Siemieniuch & M.J.D. Henshaw

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ergonomics approach in developing new cars: Virtual simulations and physical validation
    S. Spada, D. Germanà, F. Sessa & L. Ghibaudo


    Fame or function? How webcomic artists choose where to share
    L. Dowthwaite, R. Houghton & R. Mortier

    From dialling to tapping: Attitudes of young users to mobile phones
    J. Fowler & J. Noyes

    The impact of task workflow design on citizen science users and results
    J. Sprinks, R. Houghton, S. Bamford & J. Morley

    Mobile technology and new ways of working – Is it helping or hindering health and productivity?
    J. Taylour & P.W. Jordan


    Ethnicity and work-related stress: Migrant workers in Southern Italy
    R. Capasso & M.C. Zurlo

    Religious behaviour as a buffer against occupational stress
    J. Fonberg

    Stress, health and wellbeing in call centre employees
    H. McFarlane, R. Neil & K. Backx

    Understanding police occupational stress and its consequences
    K.V. Nelson

    Stress and wellbeing at work: An update
    A.P. Smith

    The combined effects of occupational stressors on health and wellbeing in the offshore oil industry
    A.P. Smith & R.L. McNamara


    Communication on the bridge of a ship
    P. Allen & A.P. Smith

    Where is the platform? Wrong side door release at train stations
    D. Basacik & H. Gibson

    Implementation of remote condition monitoring system for predictive maintenance: An organisational challenge
    L. Ciocoiu, E.-M. Hubbard & C.E. Siemieniuch

    Identifying a set of gestures for in-car touch screens
    A.L. Eren, G. Burnett, S. Thompson, C. Harvey & L. Skrypchuk

    A systems-based approach to understanding slips, trips, and falls among older rail passengers
    V. Kendrick, P.Waterson, B. Ryan, T. Jun & R. Haslam

    The analysis of pilots fixation distribution for performing air-to-air and air-to-surface tasks
    W.-C. Li, C.-S. Yu, G. Braithwaite & M. Greaves

    Rail industry requirements around non-technical skills
    R. Madigan, D. Golightly & R. Madders

    Lab trials on trial: Preferred postures in an automotive test rig (buck) and the real vehicle
    N.J. Mansfield & B. Hazlett

    A review of compliance with permanent, temporary and emergency speed restrictions
    A. Monk, P. Murphy, M. Dacre, R. Johnson, A. Mills & S. Cassidy

    Are our streets safe enough for female users? How everyday harassment affects mobility
    J. Osmond & A.Woodcock

    Visual sampling in a road traffic management control room task
    S. Starke, N. Cooke, A. Howes, N. Morar & C. Baber

    Young drivers, risky driving and peer influence
    L.Weston & E. Hellier

    Transport users; knowledge gaps and the potential of real time transport information

    Author index


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