Appropriate for a first course in Human Factors and Ergonomics taken by engineers and psychology majors, this book explains ergonomic design. It teaches students about designing products, such as tools, machines, or systems, as well as the tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live. "Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers" explores methods of obtaining these objectives, uniquely approaching the topic from an engineering perspective as well as a psychological standpoint.The textbook offers a heavy emphasis on design, and gives broad coverage of design principles and techniques of predicting human performance. Critiques of principles and tools used in predictions are also addressed. Authors Mark R. Lehto and James R. Buck adopt a quantitative angle so that students experience the applications of statistics, and observe the implications of those results to the design. Challenging end-of-chapter problems are exceptionally valuable for course instruction. Moreover, the book presents numerous vignettes to illustrate practical examples of theoretical concepts. This text is appropriate for engineering, psychology, and science students at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also ideal for engineers and designers. For students, a background in the fundamentals of probability and statistics is assumed.
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... a book that students should keep for later use throughout their professional careers. A key feature of this book is its thoroughness.
- Professor Tom Schnell, Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Director Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), University of Iowa, USA
... a key text in the field for engineers and designers who should know human factors but are not human factors experts. The topics covered are comprehensive, perhaps the most complete to date. ... The authors have done an outstanding job of gauging the appropriate level of depth to coincide with their overarching goal of providing a text for those who will be involved with design.
- Professor Richard Koubek, Chair, The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Book Description Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0805863125