Human-System Integration in the System Development Process: A New Look

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National Academies Press, Jul 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 396 pages
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In April 1991 BusinessWeek ran a cover story entitled, "I Can't Work This ?#!!@ Thing," about the difficulties many people have with consumer products, such as cell phones and VCRs. More than 15 years later, the situation is much the same-but at a very different level of scale. The disconnect between people and technology has had society-wide consequences in the large-scale system accidents from major human error, such as those at Three Mile Island and in Chernobyl.

To prevent both the individually annoying and nationally significant consequences, human capabilities and needs must be considered early and throughout system design and development. One challenge for such consideration has been providing the background and data needed for the seamless integration of humans into the design process from various perspectives: human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, safety and health, and, in the military, habitability and survivability. This collection of development activities has come to be called human-system integration (HSI). Human-System Integration in the System Development Process reviews in detail more than 20 categories of HSI methods to provide invaluable guidance and information for system designers and developers.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
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CONTENTS
HumanSystem Integration and the System Development
Managing Risks 75
Case Studies 91
HUMANSYSTEM INTEGRATION METHODS
Defining Opportunities and Context of Use 135
Defining Requirements and Design 189
THE FUTURE SCENARIOS CONCLUSIONS
Conclusions and Recommendations 296
References 331
Appendixes
Index 365

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