Author Archives: drclairewilliams

About drclairewilliams

I am a senior consultant at Human Applications and Visiting Research Fellow in Human Factors and Behaviour Change at the University of Derby. Most of my work just now deals with leadership and culture in the health and safety realm; trying to support organisations to take a systems approach to understanding behaviour. I blog in a personal capacity. Views expressed here are mine and not those of any affiliated organisation, unless stated otherwise. You can find me on twitter at @claire_dr

Afterword: Ergonomics and Human Factors Research and Practice: Lessons Learned from Professor John R. Wilson

by Sarah Sharples (@scsharples) (Abridged version) I was lucky enough to be taught and mentored by, and become a colleague of, an inspirational ergonomist, Professor John Wilson. John’s work, writings, thoughts, and occasional rants informed the thinking of the editors of … Continue reading

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Chapter 29: Engaging Participants in Human Factors and Ergonomics

by David M. Antle and Linda L. Miller Practitioner summary Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) has a tradition of working with stakeholders and end-users within a participatory approach. Employee/end-user engagement allows for better comprehension of specific nuances and intricate details of … Continue reading

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Chapter 27: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Agriculture: The Challenges of Variety and Complexity

by Dave O’Neill and Dave Moore Practitioner summary Agriculture globally encompasses an extremely wide range of activities, jobs, people and technological settings, and there can be confusion about where the boundaries of this sector lie. Technologically, the degree of agricultural … Continue reading

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Chapter 26: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Construction and Demolition Industry: A Dynamic and Diverse Environment

by Daniel Hummerdal and Stuart Shirreff Practitioner summary This chapter outlines dimensions that may be relatively unique to the construction and demolition industries. Each aspect provides a challenge and an opportunity where HF/E practitioners can make a difference in these … Continue reading

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Chapter 23: Selling ‘Ergonomic’ Products: Different Approaches for Different Applications

by Guy Osmond Practitioner summary This chapter considers issues in the selling of ‘ergonomic products’, emphasising different approaches for different applications: individual, departmental and organisational. The supply of ‘ergonomic’ products is most effective in individual cases to address disabilities or … Continue reading

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Chapter 21: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice for Consumer Product Design: Differentiating Products by Better Design

by Dan Jenkins Practitioner summary The category of consumer products is incredibly diverse; it ranges from relatively simple products, such as toothbrushes, through to complex electronic devices, such as smartphones. Unlike the domains in which human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) was born … Continue reading

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