Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

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Overview

Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the execution of 12 ergonomics methods that can be applied to the design of any type of product or interface. The authors stress the role of ergonomics in reducing device interaction time and user error while improving user satisfaction and device usability.
See What's in the New Edition:


Four case studies
Addition of another co-author
Examples that reflect current technology
Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA)


The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method.
Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466591851
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
What are ergonomics methods?

CASE STUDIES
CHECKLISTS
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Checklists ratings
Example
Checklist Flowchart
CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS (CPA)
Overview
Procedure
CPA Operation Times
Formulae and Assumptions
Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
CPA ratings
Example
CPA Flowchart
HEURISTICS
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Heuristics ratings
Examples
Heuristics: Flowchart
HIERARCHICAL TASK ANALYSIS (HTA)
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
HTA ratings
Example
HTA Flowchart
INTERVIEWS
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Interviews ratings
Example
Interview Flowchart
LAYOUT ANALYSIS
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Layout Analysis ratings
Examples
Layout Analysis Flowchart
LINK ANALYSIS
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Link Analysis ratings
Example
Link Analysis Flowchart
OBSERVATION
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Observation ratings
Example
Observation Flowchart
QUESTIONNAIRES
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Questionnaires ratings
Example
Questionnaires Flowchart
REPERTORY GRID
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
Repertory Grids ratings
Example
Repertory Grids Flowchart
SYSTEMATIC HUMAN ERROR REDUCTION AND PREDICTION APPROACH (SHERPA)
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
SHERPA ratings
Example
SHERPA Flowchart
TASK ANALYSIS FOR ERROR IDENTIFICATION (TAFEI)
Overview
Procedure and Advice
Advantages and Disadvantages
Mini Bibliography
TAFEI ratings
Example (only 3 out of 13 states represented)
Example (only 3 out of 8 states represented)
TAFEI Flowchart

UTILITY ANALYSIS
Accuracy
TGW Costs
Costs of using the method
Using the equation
Worked examples
Using more than one method
Summary

TRAINING, RELIABILITY, AND VALIDITY
Training people to use ergonomic methods
Reliability and validity
Summary of Findings
Mini bibliography
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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