Guide to Applying Human Factors Methods

Human Error and Accident Management in Safety-Critical Systems

Author: Pietro C. Cacciabue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447138120

Category: Computers

Page: 347

View: 4730

Human error plays a significant role in many accidents involving safety-critical systems, and it is now a standard requirement in both the US and Europe for Human Factors (HF) to be taken into account in system design and safety assessment. This book will be an essential guide for anyone who uses HF in their everyday work, providing them with consistent and ready-to-use procedures and methods that can be applied to real-life problems. The first part of the book looks at the theoretical framework, methods and techniques that the engineer or safety analyst needs to use when working on a HF-related project. The second part presents four case studies that show the reader how the above framework and guidelines work in practice. The case studies are based on real-life projects carried out by the author for a major European railway system, and in collaboration with international companies such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Volvo, Daimler-Chrysler and FIAT.

Human Factors Methods and Sports Science

A Practical Guide

Author: Paul Salmon,Neville Anthony Stanton,Adam Gibbon,Daniel Jenkins,Guy H. Walker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420072181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 705

During the course of any sporting event, critical cognitive and physical tasks are performed within a dynamic, complex, collaborative system comprising multiple humans and artifacts, under pressurized, complex, and rapidly changing conditions. Highly skilled, well-trained individuals walk a fine line between task success and failure, with only slightly inadequate task execution leading to the latter. Promoting cross-disciplinary interaction between the human factors and sports science disciplines, Human Factors Methods and Sports Science: A Practical Guide provides practical guidance on a range of methods for describing, representing, and evaluating human, team, and system performance in sports domains. Traditionally, the application of human factors and ergonomics methods in sports has focused on the biomechanical, physiological, environmental, and equipment-related aspects of sports performance. However, various human factors methods, applied historically in the complex safety critical domains, are suited to describing and understanding sports performance. This book delineates the similarities in the concepts requiring investigation within sports and the more typical human factors domains. The book’s focus on cognitive and social human factors methods rather than mainly on the application of physiological ergonomics approaches sets it apart from other books in either field. It covers eight categories of human factor methods: data collection, task analysis, cognitive task analysis, human error identification, situation awareness measurement, workload measurement, team performance assessment, and interface evaluation methods. Constructed so that each chapter can be read non-linearly and independently from one another, the book provides an introduction and overview to each Human Factors topic area, and of each method discussed, along with practical guidance on how to apply them. It also includes detailed descriptions of the different methods, example applications, and theoretical rationale. This allows the concepts to be easily found and digested, and the appropriate method to be easily selected and applied.

Human Factors Methods

A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design

Author: Dr Chris Baber,Dr Daniel P Jenkins,Dr Guy H Walker,Dr Laura A Rafferty,Professor Paul M Salmon,Professor Neville A Stanton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472408152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

View: 7766

This second edition of Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design now presents 107 design and evaluation methods including numerous refinements to those that featured in the original. The book acts as an ergonomics methods manual, aiding both students and practitioners. Offering a 'how-to' text on a substantial range of ergonomics methods, the eleven sections represent the different categories of ergonomics methods and techniques that can be used in the evaluation and design process.

Human Factors Methods for Design

Making Systems Human-Centered

Author: Christopher P. Nemeth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203643662

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4462

There is no shortage of available human factors information, but until now there was no single guide on how to use this information. Human Factors Methods for Design: Making Systems Human-Centered is an in-depth field guide to solving human factors challenges in the development process. It provides design and human factors professionals, systems engineers, and research and development managers with the orientation, process, and methods to perform human-centered research. The book delivers an overview of human factors and the application of research to product and service development. It enables the reader to define a design opportunity, develop product goals, and establish criteria to meet those goals. The text offers a road map for collecting and analyzing human performance information, applying that information to the creation of solutions, and using the information to evaluate potential solutions. The book demonstrates, in three sections, a way to design products that extend, amplify, and enhance human capabilities. Human Factors Practice explains research context including the operational environment and internal and external influences. Human Factors Methods explains how to perform a wide variety of procedures for human-oriented research and development. Application demonstrates how to put the results to use.

Designing Instruction for Human Factors Training in Aviation

Author: Graham J. F. Hunt

Publisher: Gower Technical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 312

View: 8469

Human factors is now universally recognized as a critical component in flights, air traffic, maintenance, engineering and organizational safety in aviation. There is therefore a mandated requirement by most regulatory authorities for human factors knowled

Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis

Practical Guidance and Case Study Applications

Author: Paul M. Salmon,Neville A. Stanton,Michael Lenné,Daniel P. Jenkins,Laura Rafferty,Guy H. Walker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317120124

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 4756

This book provides an overview of, and practical guidance on, the range of human factors (HF) methods that can be used for the purposes of accident analysis and investigation in complex sociotechnical systems. Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis begins with an overview of different accident causation models and an introduction to the concepts of accident analysis and investigation. It then presents a discussion focussing on the importance of, and difficulties associated with, collecting appropriate data for accident analysis purposes. Following this, a range of HF-based accident analysis methods are described, as well as step-by-step guidance on how to apply them. To demonstrate how the different methods are applied, and what the outputs are, the book presents a series of case study applications across a range of safety critical domains. It concludes with a chapter focussing on the data challenges faced when collecting, coding and analysing accident data, along with future directions in the area. Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis is the first book to offer a practical guide for investigators, practitioners and researchers wishing to apply accident analysis methods. It is also unique in presenting a series of novel applications of accident analysis methods, including HF methods not previously used for these purposes (e.g. EAST, critical path analysis), as well as applications of methods in new domains.

CAD & Office Integration

OLE für Design und Modellierung - Eine neue Technologie für CA-Software

Author: Ulrich Sendler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642797873

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 7096

Eine neue Basistechnologie revolutioniert die Systemlandschaft. Wer sich mit technischer DV beschäftigt, sollte sich darauf einstellen. Mit diesem Buch ist er gut vorbereitet.

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics

Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

Author: Neville A. Stanton,Mark S. Young,Catherine Harvey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466591862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

View: 8501

Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the execution of 12 ergonomics methods that can be applied to the design of any type of product or interface. The authors stress the role of ergonomics in reducing device interaction time and user error while improving user satisfaction and device usability. See What’s in the New Edition: Four case studies Addition of another co-author Examples that reflect current technology Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA) The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method. Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.

Interactions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 1818

A magazine for designers of interactive products.

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Author: Vincent G. Duffy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439834989

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 902

View: 5661

Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective. Its huge range of chapters covers everything from the proper design of bed rails to the most efficient design of operating rooms, from the development of quality products to the rating of staff patient interaction. It considers ways to prevent elderly patient falls and ways to make best use of electronic health records. It covers staff intractions with patients as well as staff interaction with computers and medical devices. It also provides way to improve organizational aspects in a healthcare setting, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Explicitly, the book contains the following subject areas: I. Healthcare and Service Delivery II. Patient Safety III. Modeling and Analytical Approaches IV. Human-System Interface: Computers & Medical Devices V. Organizational Aspects This book would be of special value internationally to those researchers and practitioners involved in various aspects of healthcare delivery. Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are: Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations

Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition

Author: John R. Wilson,Sarah Sharples

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466559624

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1031

View: 7419

Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches. See What’s New in the Fourth Edition: Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.

A Guide To Task Analysis

The Task Analysis Working Group

Author: B Kirwan,L. K. Ainsworth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203221451

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

View: 3748

This work shows readers how to target task analysis TA resources effectively over the life cycle of a project from conceptual design Through To Systems Operation, Noting The Role Of TA In Safety And Quality assurance, minimizing operator error,

Advances in Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering

Author: Ben Amaba,Brian Dalgetty

Publisher: AHFE Conference

ISBN: 1495120961

Category:

Page: 213

View: 5373

The discipline of Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering provides a platform for addressing challenges in in human factors, software and systems engineering that both pushes the boundaries of current research and responds to new challenges, fostering new research ideas. In this book researchers, professional software & systems engineers, human factors and human systems integration experts from around the world addressed societal challenges and next-generation systems and applications for meeting them. The books address topics from evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration to smart grid and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education and even defense and aerospace. It is sure to be one of the most informative systems engineering events of the year. This book focuses on the advances in the Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system. The ideas and practical solutions described in the book are the outcome of dedicated research by academics and practitioners aiming to advance theory and practice in this dynamic and all-encompassing discipline.

The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs

Author: Jo Ann Robinson,Troy Polite,Nancy Musick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573566056

Category: School credits

Page: 1924

View: 9508

For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information. For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information.

2001 National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs

Author: Jo Ann Robinson,Jacqueline E. Taylor

Publisher: Amer Council on Education

ISBN: 9781573564663

Category: Education

Page: 2090

View: 9949

Highlights over 6,000 educational programs offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies.

Designing the Mobile User Experience

Author: Barbara Ballard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470060581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 4627

Gain the knowledge and tools to deliver compelling mobile phone applications. Mobile and wireless application design is complex and challenging. Selecting an application technology and designing a mobile application require an understanding of the benefits, costs, context, and restrictions of the development company, end user, target device, and industry structure. Designing the Mobile User Experience provides the experienced product development professional with an understanding of the users, technologies, devices, design principles, techniques and industry players unique to the mobile and wireless space. Barbara Ballard describes the different components affecting the user experience and principles applicable to the mobile environment, enabling the reader to choose effective technologies, platforms, and devices, plan appropriate application features, apply pervasive design patterns, and choose and apply appropriate research techniques. Designing the Mobile User Experience: Provides a comprehensive guide to the mobile user experience, offering guidance to help make appropriate product development and design decisions. Gives product development professionals the tools necessary to understand development in the mobile environment. Clarifies the components affecting the user experience and principles uniquely applicable to the mobile application field. Explores industry structure and power dynamics, providing insight into how mobile technologies and platforms become available on current and future phones. Provides user interface design patterns, design resources, and user research methods for mobile user interface design. Illustrates concepts with example photographs, explanatory tables and charts, and an example application. Designing the Mobile User Experience is an invaluable resource for information architects, user experience planners and designers, interaction designers, human factors specialists, ergonomists, product marketing specialists, and brand managers. Managers and directors within organizations entering the mobile space, advanced students, partnership managers, software architects, solution architects, development managers, graphic designers, visual designers, and interface designers will also find this to be an excellent guide to the topic.

Handbook of Aviation Human Factors, Second Edition

Author: John A. Wise,V. David Hopkin,Daniel J. Garland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420063578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 8342

A complete examination of issues and concepts relating to human factors in simulation, this book covers theory and application in space, ships, submarines, naval aviation, and commercial aviation. The authors examine issues of simulation and their effect on the validity and functionality of simulators as a training device. The chapters contain in depth discussions of these particular characteristics and issues. They also incorporate theories pertaining to the motivational aspects of training, simulation of social events, and PC based simulation.

The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs 2003

Author: American Council on Education,Troy Polite,Jacqueline E. Taylor

Publisher: Oryx Press

ISBN: 9781573564687

Category: Education

Page: 1200

View: 3111

For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive National Guide provides: BL Course title BL Location of all sites where the course is offered BL Length in hours, days, or weeks BL Period during which the credit recommendation applies BL Purpose for which the course was designed BL Learning outcomes BL Teaching methods, materials, equipment, and major subject areas covered BL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject area(s) in which credit is applicable. The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information.