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Chapter 24: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in User Experience: Demonstrating Value in a Fast-growing Field

by Lisa Duddington Practitioner summary User experience (UX) is a fast growing discipline that is widely recognised. The field is unregulated and, as demand has grown, there has been a decrease in the level of skill and experience of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 22: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Inclusive Design: Making Accessibility Mainstream

by Edward Chandler and Phil Day  Practitioner summary The needs of disabled people in the information society have, in many respects, not been fully catered for as technology advances. This means that disabled people can become disenfranchised and risk social … Continue reading

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Chapter 19: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Manufacturing: Integration into the Engineering Design Processes

by Caroline Sayce and Fiona Bird Practitioner summary Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) in manufacturing is employed across many industries. Whilst the techniques and methods we apply are consistent, the unique requirements and constraints of each industry drive the manner … Continue reading

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Chapter 17: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in the Oil and Gas Industry: Contributions to Design and Operations

by Rob W. Miles and Ian Randle Practitioner summary Oil and gas installations are particularly hazardous both for personnel and the environment. The oil and gas industry has traditionally relied upon generic human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) standards for equipment … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: The Nitty-Gritty of Human Factors

by Erik Hollnagel Practitioner summary Human factors (engineering) started as a solution to a practical problem, namely the challenges to human capabilities that came from uncontrolled technological developments. The practice of human factors was from the beginning justified by various theories … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: The Nature of the Human Factors/Ergonomics Profession Today: An IEA Perspective

by Margo Fraser and David Caple Practitioner summary Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) delineates itself from related professions via a design-driven systems approach with the dual outcomes of optimising human well-being and system performance. However, use of the terminology ‘human factors’ and … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Introduction: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

by Steven Shorrock and Claire Williams  Practitioner summary This chapter introduces the main themes of the book. Whilst there is commonality amongst HF/E practitioners in the holistic and systems approach taken to designing interactions, HF/E is incredibly diverse. This diversity is … Continue reading

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