New books


Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics. Vol 6.

Industrial ergonomics, HCI, and applied cognitive psychology

Don Harris

Aldershot, Ashgate, 2001, 368 s. ; ISBN 0-7546-1338-0
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

This is the sixth edited volume of refereed contributions, from an international group of researchers and specialists. Volumes five and six comprise the edited proceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, organized by Cranfield College of Aeronautics, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2000.

The applications areas include aerospace and other transportation, medicine, human-computer interaction, process control, and training technology. Topics addressed include: the design of control and display systems; human perception, error, reliability, information processing, and performance modelling; mental workload; stress; automation; situation awareness; skill acquisition and retention; techniques for evaluating human-machine systems and the physiological correlates of performance.

Both volumes will be useful to applied and occupational psychologists, instructors, instructional developers, equipment and systems designers, researchers, government regulatory personnel, human resource managers and selection specialists; also to senior pilots, air traffic control and aviation and ground transportation operations management.


Product Design and Analysis: The user in control: from HMI to JCS, Erik Hollnagel; Augmenting mediaspace: a socio-cognitive engineering approach, Chris Baber, Huw Bristow, Sean-Le Cheng, Anna Hedley, Yuri Kuriyama, Marc Lien, James Pollard and Phil Sorrell; A requirements analysis of personal mobile computers for police officers, Chris Baber, David Haniff, Mike Sharples, Michael Boardman and Amber Price; The impact of cultural differences on the design of self-service technology, Nicholas A. Bradley, Ronald W. McLeod and Eleanor Forrest; Using an adaptable communication protocol for enhanced quality of perception, George Ghinea and Johnson P. Thomas; Error in engineering design as failure in distributed cognition, Jerry S. Busby and Ralph E. Hibberd; Computer assisted learning of accident causation by engineers, Ralph E. Hibberd and Jerry S. Busby; Usability engineering for payload interfaces in space stations: handbook and example, Mark A. Neerincx, Mark Ruijsendaal, Jorgen Flensholt and Mikael Wolff; Sonification to mitigate the demands of managing multi-agent automation, Emily A. Pollack and John D. Lee. Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality: Automating usability evaluation, George B. Smith and Andrew Howes; Navigation in websites: side effects of tools?, Knut Polkehn and Hartmut Wandke; Adaptive menus: on the importance of constant serial positions, Dieter Wallach and Christian Lebiere; An evaluation of a wizard approach to web design, Karl W. Sandberg, Joel Palmius and Yan Pan; Harnessing the web for business decision-making, Philly H. Phillips and Albert G. Kefalas; Computer anxiety, mental models, beliefs and the use of information technology in the very small business sector: a shrinking planet?, James Fisher; Human-computer interface for cued target acquisition, Masha Maltz and David Shinar; Navigation: am I really lost or virtually there?, Roy A. Ruddle; Task difficulty and user motivation effects on performance, and telepresence in a teleoperation task, David B. Kaber and Jennifer M. Riley; Virtual reality for scientific data visualization, David B. Kaber and Jennifer M. Riley; Human supervisory control in virtual environments, Neville A. Stanton, Tony D. Roberts, Melanie J. Ashleigh and Francis Xu. Applied Cognitive Psychology: Feedback lag variability and choice of an automated diagnostic aid, Douglas A. Wiegmann and Frank J. Cristina Jr.; Real-time adaptive aiding using psychophysiological operator state assessment, Glenn F. Wilson; Modelling human error in real time control loops with delayed visual feedback, Philip N. Day, Patrik O'Brian Holt and George T. Russell; Strategies to develop divided attention skills through video game training, Lata Satyen and Keis Ohtsuka; Bayes-fiducial analysis for human performance assessment in visual inspection, Laurent Desombre; Visual clarity: implications for ergonomics and standard photometry, Julio Lillo, Humberto Moreira and Auroro Caballero; Comparison of a 'pattern measure' with perceived complexity of non-determinate images, Leena N. Patel and Patrik O'Brian Holt; 2D scenes and the framing effect: implications for visual motor performance via TV monitors, Anthony H. Reinhardt-Rutland; Threat image projection: applied signal detection for aviation security, Ken Catchpole, Jenny Fletcher, Andrew McClumpha, Andrew Miles and Amir Zar; Task alternation in complex settings: cognitive issues, Fabrice B.R. Parmentier, Pilar Andrés, William J. Macken and Dylan M. Jones; Cognitive task load: a function of time occupied, level of information processing and task-set switches, Mark A. Neerincx and Sasja van Besouw; Beyond the matrix: a study of interference, Sébastien Tremblay and Dylan M. Jones; Disruptive effects between multi-modal tasks, Malcolm J. Cook, Karen Wilson and Lisa J. Proctor; Using the internet for self-assessment and accuracy in recognition tasks, Fabrizio Ferri and Thomas Waldmann; The role of working memory in command and control tasks, Malcolm J. Cook, Elizabeth Reid and Karen Wilson; A wearable surveillance system: implications for human memory and performance, Chris Baber, Andrew Sutherland, James Cross and Sandra Woolley; Cognitive efficiency in background sound: the importance of conflict of process, William J. Macken and Dylan M. Jones; Problem solving strategies during complex tasks, Dimitri van der Linden; Is abstract or concrete presentation better for solving on-the-job logical problems?, Tay Wilson and Grant Wainman. Job Design and Analysis: Management participation in organizational safety systems, Jonathan Stubbs and Mats Danielsson; Recovery of failures in the chemical process industry, Lisette Kanse and Tjerk van der Schaaf; Trust, teams and technology: a grounded approach, Melanie J. Ashleigh and Neville A. Stanton; Subjective task complexity and subjective workload in process control, Per Øivind Braarud; Development of a model of human scheduling practice in manufacturing, Sarah Crawford, Bart MacCarthy and John Wilson; Integrating working and learning during changes in information technology, Karl W. Sandberg, Stig Vinberg and Yan Pan; Cardiovascular activity during the operation of complex forestry machines, Mika Tynkkynen.