Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics
A Systems Approach, Second Edition
Although still true to its original focus on the person-machine interface, the field of human factors psychology (ergonomics) has expanded to include stress research, accident analysis and prevention, and nonlinear dynamical systems theory (how systems change over time), human group dynamics, and environmental psychology. Reflecting new development
Table of Contents
Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics. Elements of Human Factors Analysis. Psychophysics. Visual Displays. Auditory and Tactile Displays. Cognition. Psychomotor Skill and Controls. Anthropometry and Work Space Design. Stress and Human Performance. Occupational Accidents and Prevention. Human-Computer Interaction. Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life. Complex Systems. Environmental Design. References. Index.
Guastello, Stephen J.
"… covers a large number of theoretical, empirical and conceptual themes … The broad focus is supported by the introduction of novel approaches derived from complexity and dynamic systems theory to describing the behavior of human operators and sociotechnical systems thereby increasing the toolbox available for ergonomics and human factors researchers."
—Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation, Vestfold University College, Norway
" … a well-organized book, including the most up-to-date research results and summarized a lot of comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research results."
—Dongyuan Debbie Wang, University of North Florida
"… a thorough and well-organized textbook. The focus and approach are relevant to current scholarship and research in the field."
—Robert W. Proctor, Purdue University
"An addition of a separate chapter on 'stress and work performance' is important, particularly given our current times, when so many people are experiencing stress at work, and unfortunately, are unaware of the problem. I also like the idea of a chapter on environmental design. We have always had a focus on microenvironments within the purview of human factors courses, but rarely do you see any mention of macroenvironments."
—Leah Newman, Pennsylvania State University
"The book, in its 2nd edition, revised and enlarged, keeps very nicely on par with the latest technological developments, while emphasizing concepts and systems thinking. From its treatment of cognition and psychological aspects of the senses of vision and audition to the more focused aspects of human-machine interaction presented from a systems perspective, it remains an invaluable manual to help designers in developing more effective and efficient systems."
—Denis A. Coelho and João N.O. Filipe, in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics