- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (February 20, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415970644
- ISBN-13: 978-0415970648
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
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The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology
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'Vicente does lay out his revolutionary program with a clear, coherent structure of five design factors: political, organizational, team, psychological, and physical. Each is extensively explained and developed with many compelling and detailed examples' - Interantional Journal of Communication
'I believe in this book - I believe in its motivations and I believe it does an excellent job of trying to achieve them. We need more messengers like Vicente. Vive la revolution!' -Ergonomics
About the Author
Kim Vicente has been the Hunsaker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and has acted as consultant to, amongst others, NASA, NATO, the US Air Force, the US Navy, Microsoft Corporation, and Nortel Networks. He lives in Toronto.
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The Human Factor was recommended to me by our corporate safety officer and I think that is probably the real value of this text. It is perfect for safety and human factors professionals to either recommend or use in a book study with those who are involved but are not dedicated to reading original research in the area. For the majority of people, technical, leaders, or both, who need to deal with the human interaction with technology, this is a great book.
I've read many similar books, like Normal Accidents, Human Error, and most of Donald A. Norman's books, and enjoyed them all, but this one was probably the most enjoyable. It's very logical and well-designed, and does a great job of clearly explaining past disasters like Chernobyl and TMI. I was especially enthralled, as well as appalled, by the description of the Walkerton Ontario public water disaster as an example of a system failure. This was the first I heard of that one.
His recommendations and predictions for the way forward are eminently sensible and practical. I especially liked the possibility of instituting anonymous incident reporting systems like the Aviation Safety Reporting System in medicine and industry.
But most of all I'm very glad that such an excellent thinker, author, and teacher is following up and developing the groundbreaking and critically important work of Jens Rasmussen.