Nancy J. Stone received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University. She created and taught the undergraduate Human Factors course at Creighton University. Nancy also was actively involved in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Besides presenting on human factors pedagogical topics, and publishing an article on the needs of undergraduate human factors education, she also served as the Educational Technical Group (ETG) Program Chair and the ETG Chair. She then became a member of the Education and Training Committee (E&T). After five years on the E&T, and soon after she moved to Missouri University of Science and Technology as Department Chair, she became the Chair of the E&T of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a position she held for five years. Her involvement in human factors education led to her invited article on human factors education in the Special 50th Anniversary issue of Human Factors. Nancy’s research is in the areas of environmental design, teamwork, and student learning.
Alex Chaparro received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University and completed a postdoc at Harvard University in the departments of Psychology and Applied Sciences. He is a full professor in the psychology department at Wichita State University where is a member of the human factors program. He has taught human factors courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and is currently director of the Regional Institute on Aging. Alex is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Gerontological Society of America. His research concerns the effects of distraction and aging on driving performance.
Joseph R. Keebler, PhD has over 10 years of experience conducting experimental and applied research in human factors, with a specific focus on training and teamwork in military, medical, and consumer domains. Joe currently serves as an assistant professor of human factors and systems at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Joe has partnered with multiple agencies and institutions in his career, including: Army Research Laboratory, Research Defense Engineering Command, Office of Naval Research, Blue-Cross Blue-Shield, AHRQ/DoD TeamSTEPPS program, University of Kansas Medical School, Federal Aviation Administration, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Sedgwick County EMS, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Transportation Security Administration. Joe has led projects aimed at the implementation of human factors in complex, high-risk systems, to increase safety and human performance. This work includes command and control of tele-operated unmanned vehicles, communication and teamwork in medical systems, and development of simulation and gamification of training for advanced skills including playing the guitar and identifying combat vehicles. Joe’s work includes over 50 publications and over 60 presentations at national and international conferences.
Barbara S. Chaparro received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Texas Tech University. She is the director of the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL) and the coordinator of the Human Factors doctoral program at Wichita State University. She has taught Human Factors and Research Methods at the undergraduate level and Human Factors Methods and Human-Computer Interaction at the graduate level. She is a long-time member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and chair of HFES graduate Accreditation. Her research interests include applied human-computer interaction, usability evaluation methods, and mobile computing.
Daniel S. McConnell received his PhD in sensory psychology at Indiana University and completed a postdoc in sensorimotor performance at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he is an affiliate of the Applied Experimental Human Factors program. At UCF, Dan has taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Factors and experimental psychology, while also working as a researcher in the Technology and Aging Laboratory and collaborating with partners at Microsoft and the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training. His research focuses on the visual control of reaching and the visual perception of biological motion, and the application of these findings to remotely operated vehicles and human-robot interaction.
This new edition provides easily accessible and usable guidelines for practitioners in the design community for older adults. It includes an updated overview of the demographic characteristics of older adult populations and the scientific knowledge base of the aging process relevant to design. New chapters include Existing and Emerging Technologies, Work and Volunteering, Social Engagement, and Leisure Activities. Also included is basic information on user-centered design and specific recommendations for conducting research with older adults.
Focuses on design for diverse groups of older adults Introduces the latest scientific advances, but is easily accessible to practitioners and students Offers an emphasis on existing and emerging technologies within everyday contexts and activities Includes many examples of everyday activities and contexts, as well as new chapters Presents a new conceptual model linking design principles across a broad range of topics
See What’s in the New Edition:
Four case studies Addition of another co-author Examples that reflect current technology Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA)
The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method.
Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.
New Chapters in the Second Edition cover:
Behavior-based safety programs
Safety auditing procedures and techniques
Measuring health and safety performance
OSHA’s laboratory safety standard
Process safety management standard
BCSPs Code of Ethics
The book provides a quick desk reference as well as a resource for preparations for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and the Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) examinations. A collection of information drawn from textbooks, journals, and the author’s more than 25 years of experience, the reference provides, as the title implies, not just a study guide but a reference that has staying power on your library shelf.