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Adjusting to a Messy World: Donald Broadbent Lecture 2016

On 21 April 2016, we co-presented the Donald Broadbent lecture at Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016 (Daventry, UK) summarising some of the themes in ‘Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice’. In this post, we summarise aspects of the book, slide by … Continue reading

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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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Preface

Preface from Steven Shorrock Around ten years ago, I found myself caught between two worlds. I had spent several years in practice in various industries, as an internal consultant in an air traffic service provider and as an external consultant … Continue reading

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Foreword

by Martin Bromiley I do human factors.  As an airline pilot, I sit at the front of an aircraft that passes through the upper atmosphere at close to the speed of sound. My immediate thoughts are about 100 miles ahead. … Continue reading

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Chapter 16: Human Factors Practice in Military Aviation: On Time and On Target

by Ben Cook and Ryan Cooper Practitioner summary The tactical application of human factors (HF) in a military aviation context presents practitioners with an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness and safety outcomes. Military commanders require pragmatic, … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: The Challenges of Practice-Oriented Research

by Claire Williams and Paul M. Salmon Practitioner summary Practice-oriented research looks to produce knowledge that practitioners and others can do something with, rather than simply to further describe a problem. However, using research to generate instrumental knowledge is challenging; … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: Integrating Research into Practice in Human Factors and Ergonomics

by Amy Z.Q. Chung, Ann Williamson and Steven Shorrock Practitioner summary This chapter explores the perceived barriers to the use of research for human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) professionals, examines the implications of the research-practice gap for HF/E as a profession and discipline, … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Organisational Contexts for Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

by Steven Shorrock and Claire Williams Practitioner summary The way HF/E fits within an organisation and interacts with other organisations is integral to HF/E in practice. In this chapter, we consider four broad contexts of HF/E practice via interviews with … 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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