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Human Factors In Engineering and Design
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This is the seventh edition of a text that is quite popular and the respected leader in its field. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for practicing professionals, the book combines an emphasis on the empirical research basis of human factors with comprehensive coverage of basic concepts in the field of human factors and ergonomics. This edition of Human Factors in Engineering and Design has been thoroughly updated and contains a new chapter on motor skills. Several chapters have been extensively revised and renamed to reflect current emphases and research in the field.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #19048 in Books
- Published on: 1993-01-01
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.50" h x 1.44" w x 6.50" l, 2.62 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 704 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
A Bit Dated, But Still a Valuable Resource
By Brian L. Donat
Yes, it's resource. This is one of those books that an engineer will want to keep as a reference. The material is both technical and explanatory and in this case, is a required University text. The material is semi-recent and is general to all engineering problems with regard to Human Machine Interaction. It details the physiology, geometry and math of such interactions, the cognitive psychology and the issues of safety and health of workers and employer obligations for their health and safety, as well as production efficiency and accuracy of results. It exposes research values and mathematical relativity of human physiology, cognition and machine controls as well as environmental contexts.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
HF concepts still apply
By Stop Action! Jack
The book is a bit outdated because of when it was written but a lot of the concepts for Human Factors still hold true.
It's a great book for supplementing a HF course. I would recommend this along with the NASA HF standards manual.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Good information, but very detailed and out of date
By Jerold W. Wiley
Overall I found this book to provide a myriad of information. I was excited about office design and all of the aspects concerning this area. In many regards the book is out of date - computers, especially. But the concepts of chair design were particularly well presented. Much of the information was very detailed - noise, illumination, displays. I was, however, impressed with the amount of research the authors did by the way they cited the vast amount of research in each of the various sections. Also, they did keep their sense of humor and acknowledged the real world in their analysis.