M Hofferber Books
The Human Factor
Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology
by Kim Vicente
 
Technological innovation is progressing so quickly that we have fallen behind our ability to manage it. Our world is filled with objects that invite human error-from VCRs to stoves to hospitals, airplane cockpits, and nuclear power plants. Problems-some potentially catastrophic-continuously arise when designs are developed without human nature in mind. What we really need, argues Kim Vicente, is technology that works for people.

In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vicente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity-from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. He shows us why we all have a vital stake in reforming the aviation industry, the health industry, and the way we live day-to-day with technology.

The award-winning The Human Factor offers solutions that have enormous implications for human life. Accessible, entertaining, and provocative, it is certain to create much debate for years to come..
The Human Factor
The Human Factor
Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology
by Kim Vicente

Routledge, 2006
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