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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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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 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 14: Human Factors/Ergonomics Practice in the Rail Industry: The Right Way, the Wrong Way and the Railway

by Ben O’Flanagan and Graham Seeley Practitioner summary                                                                           The rail industry offers huge potential for the practical application of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) to support human-centred design, to improve human performance and to help shift mindsets away from ‘blame and … 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 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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