Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition
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The fourth edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics has been completely revised and updated.  This includes all existing third edition chapters plus new chapters written to cover new areas.  These include the following subjects:
  • Managing low-back disorder risk in the workplace
  • Online interactivity
  • Neuroergonomics
  • Office ergonomics
  • Social networking
  • HF&E in motor vehicle transportation
  • User requirements
  • Human factors and ergonomics in aviation
  • Human factors in ambient intelligent environments

As with the earlier editions, the main purpose of this handbook is to serve the needs of the human factors and ergonomics researchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Each chapter has a strong theory and scientific base, but is heavily focused on real world applications. As such, a significant number of case studies, examples, figures, and tables are included to aid in the understanding and application of the material covered.


GAVRIEL SALVENDY is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. of China. He is the author or coauthor of more than 430 research publications, including over 230 journal papers, and is the author or editor of twenty-eight books. He is the founding editor of the International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Part 1 Human Factors Function

1. A Discipline of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Waldemar Karwowski

2. Human Factors Engineering and Systems Design

Sara J. Czaja and Sankaran N. Nair

Part 2 Human Factors Fundamentals

3. Sensation and Perception

Robert W. Proctor and Janet D. Proctor

4. Selection and Control of Action

Robert W. Proctor and Kim-Phuong L. Vu

5. Information Processing

Christopher D. Wickens and C. Melody Carswell

6. Cross-Cultural Design

Tom Plocher, Pei-Luen. Patrick Rau, and Yee-Yin Choong

7. Decision-Making Models, Decision Support, and Problem Solving

Mark R. Lehto, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, and Ji Soo Yi

8. Mental Workload and Situation Awareness

Michael A. Vidulich and Pamela S. Tsang

9. Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics

Alvaro D. Taveira and Michael J. Smith

10. Human Factors and Ergonomic Methods

Julie A. Jacko, Ji Soo Yi, François Sainfort, and Molly McClellan

11. Anthropometry for Product Design

Kathleen M. Robinette

12. Basic Biomechanics and Workstation Design

William S. Marras

Part 3 Design of Tasks and Jobs

13. Task Analysis: Why, What, and How

Erik Hollnagel

14. Task Design and Motivation

Holger Luczak, Tanja Kabel, and Torsten Licht

15. Job and Team Design

Frederick P. Morgeson, Michael A. Campio,n and Patrick F. Bruning

16. Personnel Recruitment, Selection, and Turnover

Jerry W. Hedge, Walter C. Borman, and Dan Ispas

17. Design, Delivery, Evaluation and Transfer of Training Systems

Chris W. Coultas, Rebecca Grossman, and Eduardo Salas

18. Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management

Pascale Carayon, Peter Hoonakker, and Michael J. Smith

19. Situation Awareness

Mica R. Endsley

20. Affective Engineering and Design

Martin G. Helander and Halimahtun M. Khalid

Part 4 Equipment, Workplace, and Environmental Design

21. Workplace Design

Nicolas Marmaras and Dimitris Nathanael

22. Vibration and Motion

Michael J. Griffin

23. Sound and Noise: Measurement and Design Guidance

John G. Casali

24. Illumination

Peter R. Boyce

Part 5 Design for Health, Safety, and Comfort

25. Occupational Health and Safety Management

Mark R. Lehto, Dave R. Clark, and Bradley T. Cook

26. Human Error and Human Reliability Analysis

Joseph Sharit

27. Managing Low-Back Disorder Risk in the Workplace

William S. Marras

28. Work-Related Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders

David Rodrick, Waldemar Karwowski, and William S. Marras

29. Warnings and Hazard Communications

Michael S. Wogalter,  Kenneth R. Laughery, Sr.,  and Christopher B. Mayhorn

30. Use of Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

Grayna Bartkowiak, Krzysztof Baszczyñski, Anna Bogdan,

Agnieszka Brochocka, Rafa³ Hrynyk, Emilia Irzmañska,

Danuta Koradecka, Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Krzysztof

Makowski, Anna Marsza³ek, Grzegorz Owczarek, and Jan ¯era

31. Human Space Flight

Barbara Woolford, Walter E. Sipes, and Edna R. Fiedler

Part 6 Performance Modeling

32. Modeling Human Performance in Complex Systems

K. Ronald Laughery, Jr., Beth Plott, Michael Matessa, Susan Archer, and Christian Lebiere

33. Mathematical Models in Engineering Psychology: Optimizing Performance

Donald L. Fisher, Richard Schweickert, and Colin G. Drury

34. Human Supervisory Control

Thomas B. Sheridan

35. Human Digital Modeling in Design

Vincent G. Duffy

36. Virtual Environments

Kay M. Stanney and Joseph V. Cohn

37. Neuroergonomics in Human–System Interaction

Dylan Schmorrow, Kay M. Stanney, Kelly S. Hale, Sven Fuchs,

Glenn Wilson, and Peter Young

Part 7 Evaluation

38. Accident and Incident Investigation

Patrick G. Dempsey

39. Human Factors and Ergonomic Audits

Colin G. Drury and Patrick G. Dempsey

40. Cost/Benefit Analysis for Human Systems Investments

William B. Rouse and Kenneth R. Boff

41. Methods of Evaluating Outcomes

Paula J. Edwards, François Sainfort, Thitima Kongnakorn,

Julie A. Jacko and Molly McClellan

Part 8 Human–Computer Interaction

42. Visual Displays

Kevin B. Bennett, Allen L. Nagy, and John M. Flach

43. Information Visualization

Chris North

44. Human Factors in Online Communities and Social Computing

Panayiotis Zaphiris and A. Ant Ozok

45. Human Factors and Information Security

E. Eugene Schultz

46. Usability Testing

James R. Lewis

47. User Requirements Collection and Analysis

Dieter Spath, Fabian Hermann, Matthias Peissner, and

Sandra Sproll

48. Website Design and Evaluation

Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Robert W. Proctor, and Fredrick P. Garcia

49. Human Factors in Ambient Intelligence Environments

Constantine Stephanidis

50. Interactivity: Evolution and Emerging Trends

Constantine Stephanidis, Vassilis Kouroumalis, and

Margherita Antona

Part 9 Design for Individual Differences

51. Design for People with Functional Limitations

Gregg C. Vanderheiden and J. Bern Jordan

52. Design for Aging

Walter R. Boot, Timothy A. Nichols, Wendy A. Rogers and

Arthur D. Fisk

53. Designing for Children

Valerie J. Berg Rice

54. Design for All: Computer-Assisted Design of User Interface Adaptation

Constantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Anthony Savidis,Nikolaos Partarakis, Konstantina Doulgeraki, and Asterios Leonides

Part 10 Selected Applications in Human Factors and Ergonomics

55. Human Factors and Ergonomics Standards

David Rodrick, Waldemar Karwowski, and Bohdana Sherehiy

56. Office Ergonomics

Marvin Dainoff, Wayne Maynard, Michelle Robertson, andJohan Huiid Andersen

57. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Pascale Carayon, Bashar Alyousef, and Anping Xie

58. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Motor Vehicle Transportation

Paul A. Green

59. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Automation Design

John D. Lee and Bobbie D. Seppelt

60. Human Factors in Manufacturing

Dieter Spath, Martin Braun, and Katrin Meinken

61. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Aviation

Steven J. Landry