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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 1 Historical Foundations
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 “Our interest in the design of machines for human use runs the full gamut of machine complexity - from the design of single instruments to the design of 2 complete systems of machines which must be operated with some degree of coordination.” -- A. Chapanis, W. Garner, & C. Morgan, 1949, Applied Experimental Psychology: Human Factors in Engineering Design
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 IEA and HFE Definition Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among 3 humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and other methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 Basic Doctrines Commitment to the idea that machines must be designed with the user in mind Appreciation of individual differences in uman capabilities and their design 4 human capabilities and their design implications Emphasis on empirical data and evaluation in the design process Reliance on the scientific method Commitment to a systems orientation
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 Human-Machine System 5
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 Representation of the Human-Machine System Human Machine ENVIRONMENT 6 Machine Operation Cognition Perception Action Controls Displays
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IE/PSY 577 Session 2 Information Processing in Humans and Machines formation Storage 7 Information Reception Information Manipulation Information Production Input Output Information Storage
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course IE 577 taught by Professor Robert,p during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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577_2 - IE/PSY 577 Session 2 Historical Foundations 1...

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