Ergonomics And Human Factors For A Sustainable Future: Current Research And Future Possibilities by Andrew ThatcherErgonomics And Human Factors For A Sustainable Future: Current Research And Future Possibilities by Andrew Thatcher

Ergonomics And Human Factors For A Sustainable Future: Current Research And Future Possibilities

byAndrew ThatcherEditorPaul H.p. Yeow

Hardcover | April 12, 2018

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This book focuses on different sustainable products and services, such as electrical vehicles, green buildings, and biophilic and biomimetic systems, at multiple hierarchical levels within its chapters. The authors reflect on individual, organisational, governmental, political, and moral considerations of how Human Factor Ergonomics can build a sustainable future. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with environmental issues and sustainability. 

Andrew Thatcher is Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research focuses on understanding sustainable work systems. He is Chair of the International Ergonomics Association's Technical Committee on 'Human Factors for Sustainable Development' and is one of the edi...
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Title:Ergonomics And Human Factors For A Sustainable Future: Current Research And Future PossibilitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.25 inPublished:April 12, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811080712

ISBN - 13:9789811080715

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A Sustainable System-of-Systems Approach: Identifying the Important Boundaries for a Target System in Human Factors and Ergonomics
3. Defining Sustainable and "Decent" Work for Human Factors and Ergonomics
4. Human Factors Issues in Responsible Computer Consumption
5. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Interactions with Sustainable Appliances and Devices
6. Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Individual Adoption and Use of Electric Vehicles
7. HFE in Biophilic Design: Human Connections with Nature
8. Building Sustainable Organisations: Contributions of Activity-Centred Ergonomics and the Psychodynamics of Work
9. Green Buildings: The Role of HFE
10. Human Factors and Ergonomics: Contribution to Sustainability and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
11. Natural Resource Use, Institutions, and Green Ergonomics
12. Examining the Challenges of Responsible Consumption in an Emerging Market
13. Promoting Green Technology Financing: Political Will and Information Asymmetries
14. Lives We Have Reason to Value
15. Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future: Suggestions for a Way Forward

Editorial Reviews

"All of the current researchers publishing in this field are well-represented, as is an overarching vision of the human contribution to sustainability.  The matters presented in this book are of utmost importance, not only to ergonomists but to the world at large." (Colin Drury, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA)"By stretching the borders of the discipline and profession, the authors show how HFE's unique features of design-orientation, systems approach, and combining well-being and performance, can be utilized to facilitate sustainability. The book can inspire HFE researchers, teachers and practitioners to contextualize and expand their current work, and to contribute to a sustainable future." (Professor Jan Dul, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)