The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 fromChoice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic.
Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Reflecting the copious amount of new information provided, the Handbook has been divided into three volumes. Organized into 13 sections and arranged alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. The simply formatted, easy-to-use CD provides quick access to reliable information from the many realms of science and technology contributing to the body of knowledge of design for human use. Experts and researchers will also find the print and CD combination an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.
· Provides a definitive source of information for the field of ergonomics and human factors
· Supplies concise, practical entries, an in-depth glossary, and a complete bibliography
· Includes contributions from leading experts under the guidance of the Distinguished Advisory Board
· Presents a thorough discussion of a wide range of conceptual, technical, theoretical, and application-oriented topics
Table of Contents
General Ergonomics. Human Characteristics. Performance Related Factors. Information Presentation and Communication. Display and Control Design. Workplace and Equipment Design. Environment. System Characteristics. Work Design and Organization. Health and Safety. Social and Economic Impact of the System. Methods and Techniques. Outstanding Human Factors and Ergonomics Professionals. Back Matter. Published Ergonomics Literature. Bibliography. Index.