Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is introduced to students, academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). A holistic approach is taken to emphasize the breadth and depth of HFE by providing both theory and applications in the field. Providing HFE perspectives from expert academics from multidisciplinary and culturally diverse backgrounds, it contains case studies written by industry professionals highlighting their work from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.


  • The first HFE book for the GCC region with case studies showcasing the economics of ergonomics
  • Presents easy to read chapters covering principles, methodologies, applications, future trends, and key terms
  • Encompasses both the theory and application of HFE fields discussing processes, technologies, and practices
  • Written for readers with no prior background of HFE

chapter 1|20 pages

Human Factors and Ergonomics

History, Scope, and Potential
ByWendy A. Rogers, Sean A. McGlynn

chapter 2|22 pages


An Overview
ByJussi Kantola, Ari Sivula

chapter 3|22 pages

Human Factors in Safety Management

Safety Culture, Safety Leadership, and Non-Technical Skills
ByRhona Flin, Cakil Agnew

chapter 4|20 pages

Information and Communication Technologies and Human Interaction

ByCatherine M. Burns, Carlos A. Lucena

chapter 5|20 pages

Human Factors in Cyber Security Defense

ByPrashanth Rajivan, Cleotilde Gonzalez

chapter 6|20 pages

Product Service Systems Innovation and Design

A Responsible Creative Design Framework
ByGirish Prabhu, Beena Prabhu, Atul Saraf

chapter 7|22 pages

Environmental Design

ByErminia Attaianese

chapter 8|22 pages

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Participation, Systems, Medical Devices, and Increasing Capacity
BySue Hignett, Alexandra Lang, Gyuchan Thomas Jun

chapter 9|22 pages

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Energy Industries

ByAlexandra Fernandes, Kine Reegård

chapter 10|20 pages

Surface Transportation

ByGuofa Li, Ying Wang

chapter 11|20 pages

Aerospace Human Factors

ByBarrett S. Caldwell

chapter 12|28 pages

HFE in the GCC

From Missed Opportunities to Promising Possibilities
ByShatha Samman