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Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “The Earth is spherical (p 〈 0.05): Alternative methods of statistical inference” by Kim J. Vicente and Gerard L. Torenvliet. The chapter argues that “the ... More


Ergonomics

Veikko Louhevaara and Nina Nevala

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Ergonomics is a scientific and practical discipline that examines the relationship between human and physical elements of work. This may take the form of how a workplace is designed, what tools are ... More


Psychological Distance: Manipulating an Interface versus Controlling a System

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “Toward theory-driven, quantitative performance measurement in ergonomics science: The abstraction hierarchy as a framework for data analysis” by Xinyao ... More


Health hazards in the physical work environment

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the health effects of three traditional dimensions of the physical work environment: chemical hazards including exposure to toxic substances used in industrial processes ... More


Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Aimi Hamraie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Building Access investigates twentieth-century strategies for designing the world with disability in mind. Illustrated with a wealth of rare archival materials, this book brings together scientific, ... More


Occupational and Environmental Health

Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This thoroughly updated seventh edition is a comprehensive, clearly written, and practical textbook that includes information on both occupational health and environmental health, providing the ... More


Safety

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Safety, or safety science, refers to the application of technology, behavioral science and administrative controls to prevent incidents resulting in injury, property loss and lost productivity. ... More


Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Peter Krapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676248
eISBN:
9781452947792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676248.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the glitches, inefficiencies, and errors that ergonomics and usability engineering strive to surmount, this book identifies creative reservoirs of computer-mediated interaction. Throughout new ... More


Occupational Ergonomics: Promoting Safety and Health Through Work Design

W. Monroe Keyserling

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational ergonomics is a multidisciplinary approach for promoting safety and health through effective work design. Ergonomists collaborate with other occupational health professionals to assure ... More


Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190616847
eISBN:
9780190616878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. ... More


Ergonomic Initiatives

Andrew Thatcher

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reports on the response of human factors and ergonomics to the threats posed by global climate and ecosystem changes from human interventions. After addressing the three theoretical ... More


Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carisa Harris-Adamson, Stephen S. Bao, and Bradley Evanoff

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the nature and magnitude of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) and their prevention and control. The incidence and severity of musculoskeletal disorders is ... More


Hazards for Healthcare Workers

Jane A. Lipscomb

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0037
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes occupational hazards for healthcare workers. The chapter focuses on biological hazards, chemical hazards, physical hazards, safety and ergonomic hazards, violence, psychosocial ... More


Flexible Users: From the Average Body to a Range of Users

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 2 examines the rise of “flexible” and “ergonomic” design. Hamraie argues that these approaches were not about accepting different, but rather about military-industrial efficiency.


All Americans: Disability, Race, and Segregated Citizenship

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 studies the rise of barrier-free design, or disability access, in the mid-twentieth century U.S., focusing on how this approach emerged through U.S. cultures of whiteness, gender ... More


Sloped Technoscience: Curb Cuts, Critical Frictions, and Disability (Maker) Cultures

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 4 studies the history of the curb cut as a do-it-yourself accessibility technology produced by disability activists. This chapter uses the curb cut to examine broader histories of disability ... More


Epistemic Activism: Design Expertise as a Site of Intervention

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 5 studies what I term “epistemic activism,” or activism that occurs within academic fields to shape social norms and practices. Specifically, this chapter shows how architects were enacting ... More


Barrier Work: Before and After the Americans with Disabilities Act

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 6 traces the rise of Universal Design and how it responded to these earlier approaches to accessible design. This chapter treats Universal Design as a series of experiments in knowing and ... More


Vassos and RCA: Money, Media, and Modernism

Danielle Shapiro

in John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Design

Vassos contributed to the remake of RCA as new type of corporation, one that sought to enhance its public presence through design. The chapter starts with his radio murals for the radio station WCAU. ... More


The Architecture of the Computer

John Harwood

in The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670390
eISBN:
9781452946825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter deals with the contributions of industrial engineers to the design of computers. Industrial engineers are primarily concerned with the spatial and functional relations of the machine to ... More


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