An in depth review of social ergonomics- also known as organizational ergonomics- this book discusses the optimization of sociotechnical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes. The relevant topics include communication, crew resource management, work design, design of working times, teamwork, participatory design, community ergonomics, cooperative work, new work paradigms, organizational culture, virtual organizations, telework, and quality management.

part Section I|127 pages

Perception and Design of Spaces

chapter Chapter 1|9 pages

Desirable Features of Contemporary Domestic Kitchen

ByJerzy Charytonowicz, Dzoana Latala

chapter Chapter 2|9 pages

An Exploration about Interior Ambience Based on User-centered Design Approach

ByCherng-Yee Leung, Kuan-Jen Chen

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

Architecture as an Expression of Equity Polices in Manufacturing Plants in Poland

ByMagdalena Baborska-Narozny

chapter Chapter 4|10 pages

Paradise Ambiance in Interactive Art: A Case Study of the National Palace Museum in Taipei

ByHui-Yun Yen, Rungtai Lin

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

Laboratory Kitchen and “Existenzminimum” Dwellings

ByJadwiga Urbanik

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Intercultural Differences in the Formation of Space of the Courtroom

ByGrazyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Marek Lamber

chapter Chapter 7|11 pages

Using Mental Models and Ergonomics to Analyze Chinese Opera Performing Skills

ByTai-Jui Wang, Rung-Tai Lin

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

The Issue of the Range of Vision in Design of Grandstands at the Contemporary Stadiums

ByZdzislaw Pelczarski

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

Large Scale Architecture. Design Human Factors and Ergonomics Aspects Based on State-of-the-Art Structures

Does new architectural geometry require a reinspection of comfortable usage and the user's emotions?
ByNina Juzwa, Katarzyna Ujma-Wąsowicz

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Facades and Multimedia Screens in Contemporary Architecture – Ergonomics of Use

ByAgata Bonenberg

part Section II|105 pages

Ergonomics in Industrial Quality

chapter Chapter 14|9 pages

Improvement of Lighting Quality in Advanced Main Control Rooms

ByChang-Fu Chuang, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Ju-Ling Chen, Chun-Hung Yang

chapter Chapter 15|10 pages

Development of Virtual Instructors for Enhancing Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training Quality

ByChih-Wei Yang, Tsung-Ling Hsieh, Li-Chen Yang, Tsung-Chieh Cheng

chapter Chapter 16|6 pages

Applications of Ecological Interface Design on an Advanced Main Control Room

ByTsung-Ling Hsieh, Min-Chih Hsieh, Sheue-Ling Hwang

chapter Chapter 17|8 pages

Safety Oriented Voice- based Interface for Vehicle's AV Systems: Talking Car System

ByI-Cheng Leong, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Ming-Hsuan Wei, Pei-Ying Gu, Hsin-Chang Chang, Jian-Yung Hung, Chih-Chung Kuo

chapter Chapter 18|4 pages

Warning Message Design of LDWS

ByHsuan-Chih Cheng, Ying-Lien Lee

chapter Chapter 19|9 pages

Application of Taguchi Method on 3D Display Quality

ByMing-Hui Lin, Chin-Sen Chen, Yung-Sheng Chang, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Pei-Chia Wang, Hsiao-Ting Huang, Chao-hua Wen

chapter Chapter 20|7 pages

Subjective Perceived Depth Measurement and Visual Comfort Evaluation for Viewing Stereoscopic Films

ByPei-Chia Wang, Kuan-Yu Chen, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Chin-Sen Chen

chapter Chapter 21|10 pages

Application of Integrated Score of Ergonomic Work Conditions (ErgQS) in Management of Ergonomic Hazards in Enterprise

ByWiesława M. Horst, Witold F. Horst, Maria K. Horst – Kończal

chapter Chapter 22|11 pages

Influence of Application Safety and Health Management Systems on Manufacturing Process Formation. A Case Study

ByPiotr Kończal, Maria K. Horst-Kończal, Wiesława M. Horst

part Section III|31 pages

Human Factors in Terrorism

chapter Chapter 26|10 pages

Human Factors in Counter-terrorism

ByA.W. Stedmon, G. Lawson, R. Saikayasit, C. White, C. Howard

chapter Chapter 27|9 pages

Interpreting Deceptive Behaviors

ByG. Lawson, A.W. Stedmon, R. Saikayasit, E. Crundall

chapter Chapter 28|10 pages

User Requirements for Security and Counter- terrorism Initiatives

ByR. Saikayasit, A. Stedmon, G. Lawson, P. Fussey

part Section IV|60 pages

Enterprise ICT and Work

chapter Chapter 29|10 pages

The Influence of Enterprise Resource Planning in Role Management – Case Study in a Given Portuguese Industry

ByAna Patrícia Pessoa Brito, Gilson Ludmer

chapter Chapter 30|9 pages

Ergonomic Characteristic of Software for Enterprise Management Systems

ByKrzysztof Hankiewicz

chapter Chapter 31|10 pages

Human Factors and Well-balanced Improvement of Engineering

ByLeszek Pacholski

chapter Chapter 32|9 pages

The Assessment Criteria of the Ergonomic Quality of Anthropotechnical Mega-systems

ByMarcin Butlewski, Edwin Tytyk

chapter Chapter 33|10 pages

Ergonomic Engineering of Anthropotechnical Mega-Systems

ByEdwin Tytyk

part Section V|49 pages

Adapting for Special Groups

chapter Chapter 35|7 pages

Optimization of Gifted and Talented Students' Activity: Cognitive and Organizational View

ByIrina Plaksenkova, Oleksandr Burov, Volodymyr Kamyshyn, Mykhailo Pertsev

chapter Chapter 36|10 pages

Hybrid Design Model of E-learning Course at Education Institution Based on SECI Model

BySatria Hutomo Jihan, Jussi Kantola

chapter Chapter 38|10 pages

The Occupational Health and Safety Training Outline for the Managers

ByS. Tappura, P. Hämäläinen

part Section VI|57 pages

Flexible Work Force and Work Schedule

chapter Chapter 40|11 pages

Social and Organizational Ergonomics and Temporary Work in Industrial Firms

ByManfred Bornewasser

chapter Chapter 41|14 pages

Two Roads of Ergonomics

ByStanisław Janik, Andrzej Niemiec

chapter Chapter 42|10 pages

Working Time Configuration in a Call Center Using a Simulation Approach

ByPatricia Stock, Michael Leupold, Gert Zülch

chapter Chapter 43|10 pages

Influence of the Social Role of an Employee on Working Time Configuration

ByGert Zülch, Daniel Schmidt, Patricia Stock

part Section VII|53 pages

Adapting for Special Groups

chapter Chapter 45|9 pages

Optimizing Job Design for Older Adult Workers

ByMartha Sanders

chapter Chapter 46|8 pages

Design for All on Board: Boat Design in the Era of Access for (Almost) Everybody

BySilvia Piardi, Andrea Ratti, Sebastiano Ercoli

chapter Chapter 48|7 pages

Designing Wearable and Environmental Systems for Elderly Monitoring at Home

BySabrina Muschiato, Maximiliano Romero, Paolo Perego, Fiammetta Costa, Giuseppe Andreoni

chapter Chapter 49|9 pages

Development of Risk Sensitivity of Workers

ByToru Nakata

chapter Chapter 50|9 pages

Ergonomic Shaping of Learning Places for School Children

ByPrzemyslaw Nowakowski

part Section VIII|50 pages

Ship Design

chapter Chapter 51|10 pages

Operating a Boat

ByMassimo Musio-Sale

chapter Chapter 52|9 pages

10 Meters Daysailer “for All”. Sustainable Technological Solutions for Easy Navigation

ByEmilio Rossi, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Massimo Di Nicolantonio

chapter Chapter 53|10 pages

Discussion of Issues Relevant to the Ergonomics of a 50 Ft. Sailing Yacht

ByMario Biferali

chapter Chapter 54|9 pages

UCD vs ECD: from “User” to “Experiencer” Centered-Approach in Sailing Yacht Design

ByGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Camplone Stefania, Andrea Vallicelli

chapter Chapter 55|10 pages

Safety and Comfort as Design Criteria for High Speed Passenger Craft

ByErmina Begovic, Carlo Bertorello

part Section IX|121 pages

Changes at the Organizational Level

chapter Chapter 56|10 pages

Ergonomics Aspects of CSR in System Shaping the Quality of Work Environment

ByAdam Górny

chapter Chapter 58|11 pages

Work in Organization: Key Factors of the Reistic Approach

ByJanusz Rymaniak

chapter Chapter 60|11 pages

Socio-technical Integrity in Maintenance Activities

ByMalgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek

chapter Chapter 61|10 pages

Socio-technical Systems Engineering

ByGordon Baxter, Ian Sommerville

chapter Chapter 62|10 pages

The Labour Market and Material Environment Design

ByKatarzyna Lis

chapter Chapter 63|9 pages

The Emerging Human Performance Model for Homeland Security

ByBonnie B Novak, Thomas B. Malone, Janae Lockett-Reynolds, Darren P. Wilson, Katherine Muse Duma

chapter Chapter 64|9 pages

Determinants of Integration Strategies in HRM after Mergers & Acquisitions in Pharmaceutical Sector

ByAnna Stankiewicz-Mróz, Jaroslaw P. Lendzion

chapter Chapter 65|9 pages

Exploring Resilient Team Processes in Control Room Teams of a Nuclear Power Plant

ByCornelia Kleindienst, Jonas Brüngger, Frank Ritz

chapter Chapter 66|10 pages

Human Cooperation Assessment Methodology

ByVenétia Santos, Maria Cristina Zamberlan

part Section X|85 pages

New Ways of Work

chapter Chapter 68|9 pages

The Influence of Expectations and Pre-experiences on Comfort at Work

ByC. Bazley, P. Vink, A. De Jong, A. Hedge

chapter Chapter 69|10 pages

Analysis of Changes in Work Processes

ByAleksandra Kawecka-Endler, Beata Mrugalska

chapter Chapter 70|10 pages

Towards the Ideal Loungeworkseat

ByAnnechien Verkuyl, Peter Vink

chapter Chapter 71|9 pages

New Ways of Working in a Notebook Manufacturing

BySymone A. Miguez, Carlos R. Pires, Jefferson L.R. Domingues

chapter Chapter 72|10 pages

New Ways of Work: Task Specific Train Seat Design

ByLiesbeth Groenesteijn, Merle Blok, Suzanne Hiemstra-Van Mastrigt, Peter Vink, Cedric Gallais

chapter Chapter 74|6 pages

Stimulation and Assessment of Physical Activity at Office Workplaces

ByRolf Ellegast, Britta Weber, Rena Mahlberg, Volker Harth

chapter Chapter 75|10 pages

Towards an Adaptive Office Environment: Effects of Sound and Color of Light on Performance and Well-being

ByElsbeth M. de Korte, Lottie F.M. Kuijt-Evers

chapter Chapter 76|8 pages

Requirements for the Back Seat of a Car for Working While Travelling

BySigrid van Veen, Peter Vink, Suzanne Hiemstra van Mastrigt, Irene Kamp, Matthias Franz

chapter Chapter 77|7 pages

Household Work: An Ergonomic Perspective

ByHema Bhatt, M. K. Sidhu, R. Bakhshi, P. Sandhu

part Section XI|75 pages

User Experience, Comfort and Emotion

chapter Chapter 78|8 pages

Objects from Prehistory, a Study from the Point of View of Ergonomics – a Reference in Brazil

ByMariana Menin, José Carlos Plácido da Silva, Luis Carlos Paschoarelli

chapter Chapter 79|10 pages

Representing Traditional Culture - Poetry Applying Elements on Product Design

ByChi-Hsien Hsu, Mo-Li Yeh, Po-Hsien Lin, Rungtai Lin

chapter Chapter 81|9 pages

Proposal for a Kansei Index Related to the Uniqueness of a Product

ByYusuke Ohta, Keiko Kasamatsu

chapter Chapter 82|9 pages

Assessment of Product Developed with Emphasis on “Emotional Design”

ByRachel de Oliveira Queiroz Silva, Caio Márcio Almeida e Silva, Wellington Gomes de Medeiros, Maria Lúcia Okimoto

chapter Chapter 83|7 pages

Emotions Ergonomics in the Network Society

ByWojciech Bonenberg

chapter Chapter 84|11 pages

Emotional Video Scene Detection from Lifelog Videos Using Facial Feature Selection

ByHiroki Nomiya, Atsushi Morikuni, Teruhisa Hochin