PROGRESS IN SYSTEMS ERGONOMICS: A SELECTIVE REVIEW

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Authors
  1. Beevis, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The 1967 conference on the Human Operator in Complex Systems identified several developments required in systems ergonomics. Progress in four areas requiring development is reviewed, based on information from workshops and surveys of applications of systems ergonomics in military systems. It is concluded that there has ben less progress than might have been hoped in the use of systems relevant criteria in systems ergonomics. Few applications have involved trade-offs between selection, training and equipment design. Task analysis techniques have not advanced, although their use may be changing. Although there appears to be general agreement on the major activities associated with systems ergonomics, the emphasis placed on those different activities may be changing as a result of technological developments. However, these technological developments are now providing opportunities for systems ergonomists to improve their tools and techniques.
Report Number
DCIEM-93-41 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Sep 1995
Number of Pages
16
Reprinted from
Ergonomics, vol 38, no 3, 1995, p 574-587
DSTKIM No
95-02672
CANDIS No
151941
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