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

ISBN 9781138028036
Published March 18, 2015 by Taylor & Francis
546 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.