The History of Human Factors and Ergonomics
By (author) David Meister
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History of Human Factors and Ergonomics by David Meister
Book DescriptionHuman factors/ergonomics (HFE) as a discipline has grown by accretions rather than having been developed systematically and deliberately. Therefore, this book's goal creates a formal conceptual structure for HFE. It is intended as a contribution to cultural history because (a) ours is a technological civilization, and (b) one cannot understand technology outside of the various disciplines that make up that technology. A disciplinary history is highly specialized, but the author maintains that HFE is distinctive in being the only discipline that relates humans to technology. Other behavioral disciplines like anthropology have little connection with technology, and this is what makes HFE important in the present historical era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805827682
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Human factors/ergonomics (HFE) as a discipline has grown by accretions rather than having been developed systematically and deliberately. This book creates a formal conceptual structure for HFE. It is intended as a contribution to cultural history.
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