226 pages | 50 B/W Illus.
Human–Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible
Subject Guide: Ergonomics and Human Factors
This book is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to human–systems integration (HSI). Good HSI is a matter of maturity… it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human–machine teaming, where human–machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations, and new jobs without considering change management.
More specifically, this book is a follow-up of previous contributions in human-centered design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward HSI. The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly autonomous complex systems, human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, systems integration, and changed management in digital organizations.
The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors, and the broader public.
Introduction. 1. Human-centered design of industrial complex systems. 2. Tangibility problems and potential solutions. 3. Technology, organizations, and people. 4. Formalizing Human–Systems Integration. 5. From rigid automation to flexible autonomy. 6. Orchestrating Human–Systems Integration. 7. Design for flexibility in an increasingly complex world. 8. Activity, creativity, storytelling, and tangibility: The right mix. 9. Evaluation processes and metrics. Conclusion. References. Index.