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Title Person-centred ergonomics : a Brantonian view of human factors / edited by David J. Oborne [and others]
Published London ; Washington, DC : Taylor & Francis, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 237 pages) : illustrations
Summary This book celebrates Paul Branton's contribution to the understanding and advancement of ergonomics and it explains and develops the "person-centred" approach to ergonomics.; Through the writings of the late, eminent ergonomist Paul Branton, this book explains the nature of a "person-centred" approach to ergonomics and human factors. It has become increasingly apparent that the mechanistic, information-centred view of people at work is no longer tenable, and emphasis has begun to shift towards considering the emotional, psychological and philosoophical make=up of the individual in the work environment.; The Brantonian approach to ergonomics argues that, far from being sources of error in a system, people at work bring unique characteristics to that system which no machine could ever match. The recognition of such characteristics allowed Branton to bring a far more "person-centred" approach to ergonomics than had previously been acknowledged.; This enlightening text will enable ergonomists to gain a greater understanding of "person-centred" ergonomics and subsequently develop and adapt Branton's ideas to create more useful and usable systems for individuals in the workplace.; This book should be an invaluable reference source for cognitive ergonomists, psychologists and human factors designers. Theroetical ergonomists and anthropometrists will also find it of interest. It is also an important component for undergraudate/postgraduate courses as well as being aimed at researchers in both the professions and industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
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Subject Human engineering.
Human-machine systems.
Form Electronic book
Author Oborne, David J.
ISBN 0203221230 (electronic bk.)
0748400516 (acid-free paper)
9780203221235 (electronic bk.)
9780748400515 (acid-free paper)