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Evaluation of Human Work, 3rd Edition

Evaluation of Human Work, 3rd Edition
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415267571
ISBN 10: 415267579
Edition: 3
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: 2005-04-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1048
List Price: $79.95

Completely revised and updated, Evaluation of Human Work is a compendium of ergonomics methods and techniques that is both broad and deep. The editors have once again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to introduce their most valued techniques and methods. Almost every chapter has been revised and several new chapters have been added.

See what’s new in the Third Edition:

  • Sociotechnical design of work systems

  • Team design and evaluation

  • Learning from failures through a joint cognitive systems perspective

  • The Analysis of organizational processes

  • Techniques in user-centered design

  • Increased understanding of the nature of knowledge and knowledge management in contemporary systems

  • Environment surveys

  • Systems for near miss reporting and analysis

The one thing that has remained unchanged from the first and second editions is that this text is produced NOT as a cookbook of ergonomics methods. The editor places ergonomics methodology in context, and each chapter carefully describes the background to method development in that area and the application of methods and tools. Exploring the topic of ergonomics/human factors from a ‘doing it’ perspective, the book serves as a guide to what ergonomics can offer industry, business, or human service professionals and a reference for practicing ergonomists.


A general text on ergonomics methodology, intended as a companion to a general textbook on ergonomics and human factors. The volume contains seven parts: general approaches and methods; basic ergonomics methods and techniques; techniques in product of system design and evaluation; assessment and design of the physical workplace; analysis of work activities; analysis and evaluation of work systems; and introduction and implementation of systems. This revised edition (first was 1990) adds new chapters on human-machine interfaces for systems control, ergonomics and participation, evaluating work conditions and risk of injury--techniques for field surveys, undertaking an ergonomics study in industry, and practical measurement of psychophysiological functions for determining workloads. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)