Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation by Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram

By Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram

Taking the sector of human elements and ergonomics past state-of-the-art, this quantity specializes in advances within the use of ergonomics modeling and at the evaluate of usability, that's a serious point of any human-technology approach. The learn defined within the book's 70 chapters is an final result of devoted learn by way of lecturers and practitioners from worldwide, and throughout disciplines. The chapters are geared up below 5 sections:

I. types and Methods
II. imaginative and prescient and visible screens ,
III. Product layout and person Interfaces
IV. enter units and laptop dependent platforms
V. person and Environmental know-how similar matters.

This paintings offers a useful source for comparing items and environments and designing destiny ones which are intuitive, secure, and straightforward to take advantage of. Seven different titles within the Advances in Human elements and Ergonomics sequence are:

Advances in Human components and Ergonomics in Healthcare
Advances in utilized electronic Human Modeling
Advances in Cross-Cultural selection Making
Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics
Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics
Advances in Human components, Ergonomics and protection in production and repair Industries
Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human components of designated Populations

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Table 5 shows a summary of effects of the design outcomes. Number of Human Factors implications for 85 design outcomes Save space Save time Increase life length Improve safety Ease of use Tastes good See clearly Save money Less work Reduce pain 21 12 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 Increase safety Improve comfort Avoid sickness Warning Travel faster Sit comfortably Recover quickly Looks good Hear better Do quicker 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 The two most frequent implications of the design were: “Save space”, which was the outcome in about 25 % and “Save time” with 14% of the design cases.

Add dimensions – from two to three Coiled telephone wire Less storage Save space/time Spiral staircase Less floor area Save space B. Go from single layer to multi-layer Book case, CD RACK Keep books/CDs Save space Multi-story car-park Store cars Save space C. Incline an object, lay it on its side Cars on road transporter inclined Store cars Save space D. Use the Other Side Electronic components on both sides of a Small board Save space circuit board Principle 18. Use vibrating tool Electric carving knife with vibrating blades Cut meat Less labor Hammer drill Drill holes Less work Dog-whistle with sound outside human Get dog Save ears range Principle 19.

To compensate for objects weight use aerodynamic, hydrodynamic or other force Hydrofoils lift ship Raise Ship Travel faster Magnetic repulsion reduces friction in Raise train Travel faster Maglev train Save time Principle 9. A useful process that is unsafe can be controlled Lead apron for X-rays Filters X-rays Avoid sickness Decompression chamber to prevent divers’ Maintain low pressure Avoid sickness bend Principle 10. Place objects for convenient use Store car jack, wheel brace and spare tire Organize task Save time together Collect tools and material before starting a Organize task Save time job Table 2.

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