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Chapter 25: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Web Engineering and Operations: Navigating a Critical yet Opaque Sea of Automation

by John Allspaw Practitioner summary Web engineering and operations is a nascent, fast-growing and largely untouched discipline from a human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) standpoint. The domain is ripe with complexity and ambiguity, due to the dynamic nature of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 20: Human and Organisational Factors in Regulation: Views from a Former Regulator

by John Wilkinson Practitioner summary Human and organisational factors (HOF) specialists in regulators help to form and enable compliance with good legislation to protect health and safety. Experience in the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that developing the … Continue reading

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Chapter 15: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Aviation: Assisting Human Performance in Aviation Operations

by Jean Pariès and Brenton Hayward Practitioner summary By nature a highly dynamic and intrinsically risky system, aviation has always manifested the need to consider HF/E very seriously. It first did this empirically, through trial and error, following intuitions, which … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities

by Ken Catchpole and Shelly Jeffcott Practitioner summary The healthcare system is complex, opaque and prone to accidents. This provides exciting challenges and opportunities for the human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) practitioner. The current challenges faced by the healthcare HF/E practitioner … Continue reading

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Chapter 6: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Media

by Ron Gantt and Steven Shorrock Practitioner summary Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) as a discipline and profession addresses issues of profound interest to society. But the discipline and its subject matter tends to be represented in a small number … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: ‘Ergonomics and Ergonomists’: Lessons for Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice from the Past and Present

by Patrick Waterson Practitioner summary This chapter provides some reflection on the development of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) over time and examines the various conceptions of HF/E that have emerged in terms of its status as ‘science’ and ‘practice’. The … Continue reading

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