The integration of Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design (LUP & UD) is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary field. This book offers practical guidance on a range of Human Factors methods that can be used to rigorously and reliably explore LUP & UD.
It provides new ways to interpret urban space and detail context sensitive analysis for the interpretation and design of our surroundings. The methodologies outlined allow for the consideration of the technical aspects of the built environment with the necessary experience and human centered approaches to our urban and regional settings.
This book describes 30 Human Factors methods for use in the LUP & UD context. While it explores theory, it also focuses on the question of what Human Factors methods are; their advantages and disadvantages; step-by-step guidance on how to carry them out; and case studies to guide the reader.
- Describes the practice and processes associated with urban and regional strategic planning
- Constructed so that students, practitioners, and researchers with an interest in one particular area of Human Factors can read the chapters independently from one another
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Human Factors Methods in Land Use Planning and Urban Design
Chapter 2 Data Collection Methods
Chapter 3 Task Analysis Methods
Chapter 4 Cognitive Task Analysis Methods
Chapter 5 Error Identification Methods
Chapter 6 Accident Analysis Methods
Chapter 7 Situation Awareness Assessment
Chapter 8 Mental Workload Assessment Methods
Chapter 9 Interface Evaluation Methods
Chapter 10 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
Chapter 11 Future Human Factors Applications in Land Use Planning and Urban Design
About the Series
Human Factors and Socio-technical Systems
This book series examines the role of the human in the system, encompassing two key emerging human factors paradigms: human systems integration (HSI) and socio-technical systems (STS). The field of human factors has evolved to be concerned with the design of whole systems of work. It is a discipline that puts human needs and capabilities at the centre of the design and operation of socio-technical systems with the objective of ensuring users and technology work in harmony, with equipment and tasks aligned to human characteristics. The modern systems approach aims to optimise processes to achieve the aims and objectives of the organisation. It defines the system objectives, describes the processes required to achieve these objectives and identifies and integrates the human factors activities into the processes. Aligning with this contemporary approach to understanding and optimising socio-technical systems, the Human Factors and Socio-technical Systems series will comprise a mix of textbooks and shorter research monographs, the former providing a range of theories and methods for researchers and practitioners, the latter a more in-depth account of particular HSI and STS applications and thorough examinations of specific topics and application areas. The books will also be a mixture of single author, multiple author and edited volumes. The series invites contributions from all component disciplines but also actively encourages volumes targeted at the wider, macro-ergonomic issues and the integration of the various sub-domains within a STS context. Books published within the series will bridge the researcher/practitioner divide, with emphasis placed upon the benefits of producing system-wide solutions in terms of performance, financial cost savings and health and safety. Authors will be researchers world-wide operating in a wide-range of application areas, including road and rail transport, aviation, mining, workplace safety, air traffic control, defence, process control, healthcare and led outdoor activities to name only a few. Across these domains there are increasing numbers of human factors researchers and practitioners involved in optimising systems and improving safety, and this series will provide a platform to promote and disseminate their valuable work.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety