Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 4 is now online!
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Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 4 contains seven chapters that can be described as distinct points along an applicable-to-applied continuum of HF/E topics. At the applicable endpoint areChapters 1 ("Spatial Mental Representation: Implications for Navigation System Design"), 2 ("Digital Human Modeling for Workspace Design"), and 3 ("Forensic Human Factors: People, Places, Products").
Reviews that are timely from a cultural or public policy standpoint include Chapters 4 ("Handheld Digital Devices") and 5 ("Hapic Interaction: Design for Everyday Interfaces"). Chapter 6 takes stock of the state of HF/E research in the field of air traffic management ("Air Traffic Control"). Finally, Chapter 7 adopts a systems perspective on office work ("Office Ergonomics: A Review of Pertinent Research and Recent Developments").
About the Series
Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics contains extensive, in-depth reviews of work on topics of special interest to the HF/E community. The reviews are written by invited authors on the basis of their recognized expertise in the topic areas. The topics are selected by the editor of each volume in consultation with the series editor and a committee that acts as a consulting resource for the publication. The intent is to cover the entire range of HF/E research over time.
The Volumes in the Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics series is a major information resource for HF/E researchers and practitioners. Researchers who are actively doing work in any of the topics reviewed should find this an invaluable resource. Those doing work on topics not yet reviewed have the opportunity to influence, by their suggestions, the selection of topics for future review. To meet the needs of practitioners, chapter authors are required to make explicit the practical implications and applications of the work they have reviewed.
About the Editor
C. Melody Carswell is associate professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky and associate director of the university’s multidisciplinary Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments in the College of Engineering. In 2001, Carswell established the university’s graduate certificate program in Human-Technology Interaction Studies, and she continues to serve as its director. She is also director of the Information Design and Usability Lab at the University of Kentucky, where she mentors students and conducts research on issues such as visual display design, surgical visualization, creativity support tools, and human factors evaluation methods. Carswell’s editorial experience includes stints on the editorial boards of Human Factors and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. She is serving her second term as editor of Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications.
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