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Description - Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council by Shatha N. Samman

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is introduced to students, academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). A holistic approach is taken to emphasize the breadth and depth of HFE by providing both theory and applications in the field. Providing HFE perspectives from expert academics from multidisciplinary and culturally diverse backgrounds, it contains case studies written by industry professionals highlighting their work from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.


  • The first HFE book for the GCC region with case studies showcasing the economics of ergonomics
  • Presents easy to read chapters covering principles, methodologies, applications, future trends, and key terms
  • Encompasses both the theory and application of HFE fields discussing processes, technologies, and practices
  • Written for readers with no prior background of HFE

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781498781893
ISBN-10: 1498781896
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Productivity Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shatha N. Samman

Dr. Shatha N. Samman (Editor) is the Founder of Global Assessment, an international human factors & ergonomics consulting company based in Orlando, Florida with offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Samman established the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture research division in Aramco Saudi Arabia to foster citizenship in promoting a knowledge society. Dr. Samman was a Professor with the Digital Media and Psychology departments at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Samman has over 18 years of leadership experience as a human factors research scientist investigating a broad range of human performance issues in normal & complex operational environments. She worked on numerous projects funded by government and industry organizations, including: Laureate Education Inc., Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, British Petroleum, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Naval Air Systems Command, US Office of Naval Research, US Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Army Research Institute, US Army Research Laboratory, and Kodak with external funding (as Principal Investigator or collaborator) totaling over $3 million. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology with distinction from UCF for a thesis on cognition and multimodal computing funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). She holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Computer Science, and Psychology. Dr. Samman's bicultural (US, Saudi Arabia), bilingual (English. Arabic) background, and diverse educational and practical experience gives her a unique perspective to understanding and solving problems. She is on the review board of several national and international conferences and organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EOSCoR). Dr. Samman was the Diversity Chair for the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) and has taught tutorials and workshops at national and international conferences and authored and co-authored journal articles and book chapters in various scientific publications.

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