'As the necessity to consider human factors in system design and operation continues to grow, practitioners require a simple source of reference. This revised version overview of human factors methods delivers just that. While not a solution in itself, it provides an up-to-date reference for people who already have some human factors knowledge.'Erik Hollnagel, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark'There are many designers and engineers who would like a gentle guide to ergonomics tools, and this book brings together in one place essential methods with validity checks. This new paradigm of introducing ergonomics through presentation of methods is very appealing and I foresee its wide use as a reference by project managers.' Richard H.Y. So, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China'The updated and revised version of the already highly successful handbook by Neville Stanton and his colleagues provides a valuable service to the effective application of human factors and ergonomics. As a methods cookbook, with over 100 step-by-step recipes, clear instructions, and even lots of pictures, it has a place on every practitioner's bookshelf.'Bob Hockey, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK'An indispensable resource written by internationally-known experts, this text is the tool that human factors engineers and designers must have to practice their profession. That it is equally vital for researchers and all serious students attests to the breadth and utility of the coverage - an instant classic.'Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida, USA
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About the Author
Professor Neville Stanton holds a Chair in Human-Centred Design. The Ergonomics Society awarded him the Otto Edholm medal in 2001 for his contribution to basic and applied ergonomics research. He is currently Research Professor at Brunel University, West London, UK. Paul Salmon is a Human Factors researcher and is currently working as a Research Fellow at Monash Unversity Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne, Australia. Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and an MSc in Applied Ergonomics, both from the University of Sunderland in the UK, and is currently studying for a PhD in the area of distributed situation awareness. Dr Guy H. Walker holds a BSc Hons degree in Psychology and a PhD in Human Factors. He has published widely on numerous topics concerned with user centred design and currently works within the DTC HFI consortium at Brunel University, West London, UK. Dr Chris Baber holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and English from Keele University and a PhD in Speech Technology at Aston University. He is currently Reader in Interactive Systems Design within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. Dan Jenkins graduated in 2004 from Brunel University with MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and Design. He is currently a full-time research fellow on the HFI-DTC project at Brunel University, West London, UK, and is studying for a PhD related to the project.