This second edition of Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design now presents 107 design and evaluation methods as well as numerous refinements to those that featured in the original. The book has been carefully designed to act as an ergonomics methods manual, aiding both students and practitioners. The eleven sections represent the different categories of ergonomics methods and techniques that can be used in the evaluation and design process. Offering a 'how-to' text on a substantial range of ergonomics methods that can be used in the design and evaluation of products and systems, it is a comprehensive point of reference for all these methods. An overview of the methods is presented in chapter one, with a methods matrix showing which can be used in conjunction. The following chapters detail the methods showing how to apply them in practice. Flowcharts, procedures and examples cover the requirements of a diverse audience and varied applications of the methods. The final chapter, a new addition, illustrates the EAST method, which integrates several well-known methods into a teamwork analysis approach.
Professor Stanton holds a Chair in Human Factor Engineering at the University of Southampton. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal papers and 20 books on Human Factors and Ergonomics. In 1998, he was awarded the Institution of Electrical Engineers Divisional Premium Award for a co-authored paper on Engineering Psychology and System Safety. The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors awarded him the Otto Edholm medal in 2001, The President's Medal in 2008 and the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal in 2012 for his substantial and original contribution to basic and applied ergonomics research. In 2007, The Royal Aeronautical Society awarded him the Hodgson Medal and Bronze Award with colleagues for their work on flight deck safety. Professor Stanton is an editor of the journal Ergonomics and on the editorial boards of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science and the journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries. Professor Stanton consults for a wide variety of organisations on topics such as Human Factors, Safety Cases, Safety Culture, Risk Assessment, Human Error, Product Design, Warning Design, System Design and Operation. He has also acted as an expert witness in accidents. Professor Stanton is a Fellow and Chartered Occupational Psychologist registered with The British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of The Ergonomics Society. He has a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Psychology from the University of Hull, an MPhil in Applied Psychology and a PhD in Human Factors from Aston University in Birmingham. Paul Salmon is an Associate Professor in Human Factors and leader of the USCAR (University of the Sunshine Coast Accident Research) team at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Paul holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) post doctoral training fellowship in the area of Public Health and has over 12 years experience in applied Human Factors research in a number of domains, including the
Contents: Preface; Introduction to human factors methods; Data collection methods; Task analysis methods; Cognitive task analysis methods; Process charting methods; Human error identification and accident analysis methods; Situation awareness assessment methods; Mental workload assessment methods; Team assessment methods; Interface analysis methods; Design methods; Performance time prediction methods; Human factors methods integration: applications of the event analysis of the systemic teamwork framework; Bibliography and references; Indexes.