This is a comprehensive, but accessible text that introduces students to the fields of human factors and ergonomics. The book is intended for undergraduate students, written from the psychological science perspective along with various pedagogical components that will enhance student comprehension and learning. This book is ideal for those introductory courses that wish to introduce students to the multifaceted areas of human factors and ergonomics along with practical knowledge the students can apply in their own lives.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Human Factors
Chapter 2 Research Methods
Chapter 3 Visual, Tactile, and Olfactory Displays
Chapter 4 Audition and Vestibular Function
Chapter 5 Methods of Evaluation
Chapter 6 Attention, Memory, and Multitasking
Chapter 7 Decision-Making
Chapter 8 Motor Skills and Control8.1 Chapter Objectives
Chapter 9 Anthropometry and Biomechanics
Chapter 10 Environmental Design
Chapter 11 Human Error
Chapter 12 Future Trends in Human Factors
"With many examples of the application of psychology to everyday life, this book will appeal to psychology students interested in a career in Human Factors."
— Robert S. Bridger, www.rsbridger.com
"Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for writing this book! The up-to-date examples and accessible writing style are exactly what our field has needed for so long to introduce students to the wonderful world of Human Factors and Ergonomics! This book makes me excited to teach Introductory HFE again. The end of chapter exercises are perfect for in-class activities or homework. I cannot wait to start using this book!"
— Beth Blickensderfer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
"The authors do a great job of introducing students to human factors through carefully selecting and well organized information. In accordance with their goal, I believe the content is easily accessible for students and clearly demonstrates its relevance to application."
— Robert W. Lion, Idaho State University, USA
"The strengths are the vignettes, the applied examples, and the sets of exercises, which will engage the reader and make human factors ‘come alive’. This is very important given the nature of the discipline of human factors."
— Jan Noyes, University of Bristol, UK
"This book provides theoretical and practical implications of applying psychology to design with an excellent set of topics and hence examples.
The research methods chapter is a must read for those who are conducting Human Factors research either in academia or industry.
The wide range of topics covered in this book can be applied to heterogeneous research domains and industries including Computing, Psychology, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense. A must read for Human Factors researchers and practitioners."
— Huseyin Dogan, Bournemouth University, UK