This volume deals with the design of computer-integrated manufacturing and production systems from a human-factors perspective. Based on a NATO Advanced Study Institute, it contains contributions from leading experts as well as the edited results of several workshops on the key phases of systems design: specification, design, building, and evaluation. Each phase is discussed from both theoretical and practical points of view. The contents of the book are organized into four parts: business and enterprise context of human-centred systems; information, communication, interfacing and their requirements; technology and its usability; and the systems development process and results from the group work sessions.
Keynote Paper.- 1. Human Centred Shaping of Social Innovation.- Business and Enterprise Context of Human Centred Systems.- 2. An Industrial Perspective of Human Centred Systems.- 3. A Business Strategy Perspective in HCS.- 4. A Business Strategy Perspective in HCS.- 5. Getting the Human to the Centre of the System.- 6. Human Centred Computer Integration in Manufacturing.- Information, Communication, Interfacing and their Requirements.- 7. The Impact of Information Technology and the Informating Capacity of the Organization on the Enterprise's Performance.- 8. The Possible Roles of Gender and Cognitive Style in the Design of Human-Centred Computer Interfaces.- 9. Communication, Learning and Teamwork for Human Centred Engineering Systems Design.- 10. Human-Centred Systems: New Roles for Designers, Managers and Employees.- 11. Human-Centred Design, Implementation and Operation of Man-Machine Systems.- 12. Integral Communication and Integral Learning.- Technology and its Usability.- 13. Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Usability Evaluations.- 14. User-Centred Design and the Theory Building View.- 15. How Human-Centred is the Quality Philosophy?.- 16. Multimedia Technology.- 17. The Use of Prototyping in the Problem Structuring Methodology.- 18. A Survey of Current Design Methodologies for Manufacturing Systems Design.- The Systems Development Process and Results from the Group Work Sessions.- 19. Developing an Anthropocentric View of Modern Manufacturing A Case Study Approach.- 20. A Human Centred Approach to Requirements Specification.- 21. Synopsis and Discussion on the Helical Approach to Systems Design and Build.- 22. Design and Build.- 23. User Interface Quality and Evaluating Ease of Use.- 24. Group Work Output.- Review of NATO Advanced Study Institute 'People and Computers'.- List of Schmid.
Series: Nato ASI Subseries F:
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 28th September 1994
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.53