Chapter 1. The Discipline of Ergonomics and Human Factors

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department2,3
  1. Waldemar Karwowski Professor and Director

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch1

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Karwowski, W. (2006) The Discipline of Ergonomics and Human Factors, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. Center for Industrial Ergonomics, University of Louisville, Lutz Hall, Room 445, Warnock Street, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • symvatology - the artifact–human (system) compatibility;
  • human–system interface technology;
  • nanoergonomics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Human–Technology Interactions

  • HFE and Ecological Compatibility

  • Distinguishing Features of the Contemporary HFE Discipline and Profession

  • Paradigms for the Ergonomics Discipline

  • Ergonomics Competency and Literacy

  • Ergonomics Design

  • Theoretical Ergonomics: Symvatology

  • Congruence Between Management and Ergonomics

  • International Ergonomics Association

  • Future Challenges

  • References