By Carl Sandom, Carl Sandom, Roger S. Harvey

This ebook introduces the reader to the topic of human components and gives sensible and pragmatic recommendation to aid engineers in designing interactive structures which are more secure, safer and more straightforward to take advantage of - thereby lowering injuries because of human mistakes, expanding method integrity and permitting extra effective method operations. The ebook discusses human components integration technique and studies the problems that underpin attention of key themes corresponding to human mistakes, automation and human reliability review. There also are layout concerns together with keep watch over room and interface layout and reputation and verification considerations.

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These various methodologies of HFI, ILS and AR + M inter-relate strongly and each has a complementary role to play within system development. Scheduled and resourced appropriately they vividly demonstrate the seamlessness of operability, maintainability and availability throughout the system life cycle. Thus, for example, operability does not end when maintainability and/or availability starts or vice versa because each contributes in various ways to the evolution of system design. A good example of the manner in which they seamlessly contribute to one another can be found with the ILS Use Case Study.

These may refer to both individual and team achievement levels. High levels of operability and interoperability should be achieved through the use of standardised design features. The design of human–computer interaction should aim for ease of operation and training. The layout of the displays and controls should take full account of the characteristics of the potential users. The layout of the workstation shall take account of the need for users to work in a seated position while others may be positioned around it.

However ’twas not ever thus! As will be seen in Chapter 2 there was a time, some 40 or so years ago, when the opportunities and prospects for technology began to offer much, especially in the defence sector. But the benefits that could be delivered to users seemed to fall short of these expectations. It soon became clear that there was an ineffective match between the technology, the users and their operating environment, and the methodology known as MANpower and PeRsonnel INTegration (MANPRINT) was introduced within the US Department of Defense as a means to assist in achieving the most effective match.

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