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Evaluation of rail technology : a practical human factors guide

Author: Chris Bearman
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, [2013] ©2013
Series: Human factors in road and rail transport.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task analysis, situation awareness measures, quasi-experiments), these are rarely tailored to the industry's needs. This book fills that gap by developing a toolkit of methods that can be used by people in the rail  Read more...
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Evaluation of rail technology : a practical human factors guide
(DLC) 2013012952
(OCoLC)843025375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bearman
ISBN: 9781409442448 1409442446 9781472400239 1472400232
OCLC Number: 857769690
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Promise and Perils of New Technology / Drew Dawson, Chris Bearman, Anjum Naweed and Gareth Hughes --
Key Technology-Related Human Factors Issues / Chris Bearman --
Resistence to Technology / Janette Rose and Chris Bearman --
Effective User Feedback : the Practical Value of Mock-Ups / Gareth Hughes, Airdrie Long, Anne Maddock and Chris Bearman --
Qualitative Research Rules, Using Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods to Acknowledge the Human Dimensions of Technology / Kirrilly Thompson --
Future Inquiry: a Participatory Ergonomics Approach to Evaluating New Technology / Verna Blewitt and Andrea Shaw --
Using Task Analysis to Inform the Development and Evaluation of New Technologies / Janette Rose, Chris Bearman and Anjum Naweed --
Evaluating Your Train Simulator Part I: The Physical Environment / Anjum Naweed, Ganesh Balakrishnan and Jillian Dorrian --
Evaluating Your Train Simulator Part II: the Task Environment / Jillian Dorrian and Anjum Naweed --
Applying the Theories and Measures of Situation Awareness to the Rail Industry / Janette Rose, Chris Bearman and Anne Maddock.
Series Title: Human factors in road and rail transport.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Bearman [and four others].
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Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such  Read more...

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