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Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

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Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications is written for the practitioner who wishes to learn about human factors, but is more interested in application than theory. Each chapter discusses the application of important human factors' theories, principles, and concepts, presented at a level that can be easily understood by layman readers with no prior knowledge or formal education in human factors.ã

The book illustrates the many varied domains in which human factors has been applied as well as showcases current research. All chapters follow a similar structure to ensure consistency throughout the book. The book is organized into three sections. Section I focuses on operator-specific considerations and is comprised of four chapters: Senses in Action, Cognition in Action, Measuring Human Performance in the Field, and Situation Awareness in Sociotechnical Systems. Section II addresses system and environmental considerations and is comprised of four chapters: Automation in Sociotechnical Systems, User-Centered Design in Practice, Workspace Design, and Training Design. Section III focuses on putting human factors into practice and contains one chapter, Looking Ahead: Human Factors in Sociotechnical Systems.

Haydee M. Cuevas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Aviation School of Graduate Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. Prior to joining Embry-Riddle, she worked for over 7 years as a Research Scientist at SA Technologies, Inc. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Jonathan Velazquez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Campus Assessment Coordinator for the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Jonathan earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He possesses a Master in Educational Arts degree in University Teaching from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Andrew Dattel, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Aviation School of Graduate Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, where he also is the Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research in Transportation Systems (CERTS) Lab. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Factors from Texas Tech University.

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