Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future

Current Research and Future Possibilities

Editors: Thatcher, Andrew, Yeow, Paul H.P. (Eds.)

  • Introduces a new and exciting field of research in Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Integrates scholars from around the world and from many different disciplines
  • Offers a definitive assessment of a still nascent-field of sustainability within Human Factors and Ergonomics
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About this book

This book focuses on different sustainable products and services, such as electrical vehicles, green buildings, and biophilic and biomimetic systems, at multiple hierarchical levels within its chapters. The authors reflect on individual, organisational, governmental, political, and moral considerations of how Human Factor Ergonomics can build a sustainable future. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with environmental issues and sustainability. 

About the authors

Andrew Thatcher is Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research focuses on understanding sustainable work systems. He is Chair of the International Ergonomics Association’s Technical Committee on ‘Human Factors for Sustainable Development’ and is one of the editors of the journal Ergonomics.

Paul H.P. Yeow is Associate Professor and former Head of Marketing Discipline at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. Paul has completed 14 research funded projects related to human factors, sustainable production, information systems and marketing and published over 50 journal articles. He is a member of editorial board of Applied Ergonomics.


Reviews

“All of the current researchers publishing in this field are well-represented, as is an overarching vision of the human contribution to sustainability.  The matters presented in this book are of utmost importance, not only to ergonomists but to the world at large.” (Colin Drury, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA)

“By stretching the borders of the discipline and profession, the authors show how HFE’s unique features of design-orientation, systems approach, and combining well-being and performance, can be utilized to facilitate sustainability. The book can inspire HFE researchers, teachers and practitioners to contextualize and expand their current work, and to contribute to a sustainable future.” (Professor Jan Dul, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Thatcher, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • A Sustainable System-of-Systems Approach: Identifying the Important Boundaries for a Target System in Human Factors and Ergonomics

    Thatcher, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • Defining Sustainable and “Decent” Work for Human Factors and Ergonomics

    Fostervold, Knut Inge (et al.)

    Pages 47-76

  • Human Factors Issues in Responsible Computer Consumption

    Yeow, Paul H. P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-110

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics in Interactions with Sustainable Appliances and Devices

    Revell, Kirsten M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 111-133

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8072-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8071-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future
Book Subtitle
Current Research and Future Possibilities
Editors
  • Andrew Thatcher
  • Paul H.P. Yeow
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8072-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8072-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8071-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 396
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics