Chapter 1. Human engineering - a design philosophy [chapter]

1964 Human Engineering Guide for Equipment Designers  
I -1 human engineeringa design philosophy 1 -5 the systems approach to design 1 -10 categories of personnel-equipment data 1-23 man vs. machine 1-24 human reliability 1-27 the human as an information processor 1-30 standardization and human engineering 1-32 special tools for human engineering 1-34 personnel requirements for a human-engineering organization -36 BIONICS, CYBERNETICS, AND NEURO-ENGINEERING CONCEPTS by John M. Coyne 1-4REFERENCES HUMAN ENGINEERING-A DESIGN PHILOSOPHY The
more » ... of human-engineering principles in the design of things which are to be used by people is not an exact science. Rather, it is a philosophy or an approach to problems of designing and constructing things which people are expected to use -so that the user will be more efficient and less likely to make mistakes in the use of the article. In addition, it is an effort to make such articles more convenient, more comfortable, less confusing, and, in the end, less exasperating or fatiguing to the user. The principles, guides, and recommendations presented here are by no means a law unto themselves. The designer must use initiative and imagination as well as his own good engineering knowledge and judgment to make them work. Two principal factors must be kept in mind in order to provide a well-human-engineered product: Do not assume that you, as a designer, necessarily represent a Model of People as a Whole in your mental and physical characteristics or likes and dislikes. Remember that nothing is designed except for the use of or by Man.
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