New review series covers diverse human factors/ergonomics topics for professionals and students

Each volume of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics focuses on findings that are applicable in real-world contexts, especially to the design of devices, systems, or processes that people use or with which they interact.

The new HFES annual series, Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, condenses human factors/ergonomics knowledge in specific subject areas into a form that provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of each topic its current state, important new research findings and technology, and current issues and research needs. Volume 1 is now available for purchase.

Each volume of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics focuses on findings that are applicable in real-world contexts, especially to the design of devices, systems, or processes that people use or with which they interact. The chapters note ways in which research results inform theory or methodology for future research and also emphasize the practical implications of the research that is reviewed. Accordingly, in Volume 1, three chapters focus on research areas and three emphasize areas of application.

Complete details, including the table of contents, may be found on the HFES Web site: http://www.hfes.org/Publications/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=75

"This volume constitutes an excellent illustration of the scope, depth, and practical significance of the contributions the human factors/ergonomics field is making toward safer, more effective, more reliable systems in today's technology-driven society. It should be of interest to a variety of audiences. As the initial volume in a continuing and rather unique series, it sets a superb example for its successors to follow." -- William C. Howell, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University and Rice University

"This first volume documents the current state of the art in a wide-ranging selection of application areas prepared by many of the distinguished leaders in our field. Each of the six chapters contains not only a definitive review of the research literature, but also a cogent discussion of how these results are finding their way into design tools, products, services and system applications. Readers will immediately recognize the value of signing up to receive the entire series." -- Dick Pew, Principal Scientist, BBN Technologies

A limited number of copies are available for the purpose of preparing a review for publication. Please contact Lois Smith at 310/394-1811 to request a review copy, and include the name of the publication in which the review will appear.

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is a multidisciplinary professional association of more than 4500 persons in the United States and throughout the world. Its members include psychologists, engineers, designers, and scientists, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.


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