Human Factors for Engineers

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  • Year: 2004

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBNS0320

  • ISBN: 978-0-86341-329-2

  • Pagination: 392pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Scope: This book introduces the reader to the subject-matter coverage of human factors and provides practical and pragmatic advice to assist engineers in designing interactive systems that are safer, more secure and easier to use - thereby reducing accidents due to human error, increasing system integrity and enabling more efficient process operations.  The book discusses human factors integration methodology and reviews the issues that underpin consideration of key topics such as human error, automation and human reliability assessment.  There are also design considerations including control room and interface design and acceptance and verification considerations.

Book readership

Aimed at practising systems engineers, engineering managers, project managers and also engineering students from undergraduate to postgraduate level.

Book contents

Human Factors and cost benefits. Human factors integration. Humans: skills, capabilities and limitations. The human factors toolkit. Task analysis. Automation and human work. To engineer is to err. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of human error in risk assessment. Control room design. Human-computer interfaces: a principled approach to design. Usability. HF verification and validation (V & V). The application of simulators in systems evaluation. Safety assessment and human factors.

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