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Person-Centred Ergonomics a Brantonian View of Human Factors David J. Oborne

Person-Centred Ergonomics a Brantonian View of Human Factors

David J. Oborne

Published March 3rd 1993
ISBN : 9781280067525
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This book celebrates Paul Brantons contribution to the understanding and advancement of ergonomics and it explains and develops the person-centred approach to ergonomics.- Through the writings of the late, eminent ergonomist Paul Branton, thisMoreThis book celebrates Paul Brantons contribution to the understanding and advancement of ergonomics and it explains and develops the person-centred approach to ergonomics.- Through the writings of the late, eminent ergonomist Paul Branton, this book explains the nature of a person-centred approach to ergonomics and human factors. It has become increasingly apparent that the mechanistic, information-centred view of people at work is no longer tenable, and emphasis has begun to shift towards considering the emotional, psychological and philosoophical make=up of the individual in the work environment.- The Brantonian approach to ergonomics argues that, far from being sources of error in a system, people at work bring unique characteristics to that system which no machine could ever match. The recognition of such characteristics allowed Branton to bring a far more person-centred approach to ergonomics than had previously been acknowledged.- This enlightening text will enable ergonomists to gain a greater understanding of person-centred ergonomics and subsequently develop and adapt Brantons ideas to create more useful and usable systems for individuals in the workplace.- This book should be an invaluable reference source for cognitive ergonomists, psychologists and human factors designers. Theroetical ergonomists and anthropometrists will also find it of interest. It is also an important component for undergraudate/postgraduate courses as well as being aimed at researchers in both the professions and industry.