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CRC Press
05 March 2018
Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology first introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of this approach for mining equipment and new technology: HCD is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by explicitly focusing on the end-user, their tasks and their work environment/use context. The book outlines three linked areas of mining HCD: key principles, examples of design processes, and what kinds of tools for data collection and evaluation are available.

The possible future uses of Human-Centered Design in more fully automated mining are presented, and the role of HCD within wider human system integration are outlined. The 'how to' nature of this book makes it attractive to mining equipment manufacturers, technology developers, mine site personnel, human factors researchers, safety scientists and regulators.


Includes an introduction useful to anyone wanting to learn about the field Provides extensive case studies of HCD which also show failures when HCD was not considered Covers cutting edge mining technology- such as proximity detection devices and new mining automation systems Directly outlines the benefits of HCD for the minerals industry Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology, through case studies, provides a much needed guide to undertaking HCD for mining equipment and new technology.
By:   Tim Horberry (Monash University Australia), Robin Burgess-Limerick (University of Queensland, Australia), Lisa J. Steiner
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9781138095144
ISBN 10:   1138095141
Pages:   125
Publication Date:   05 March 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Tim Horberry leads the Human Factors team at Monash University Accident Research Centre in Australia. He recently was a Senior Visiting Researcher on a 'Safety in Design Ergonomics' Fellowship at Cambridge University in England. Tim's background is in human factors, safe design and transport/mining safety. Email Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick is Professorial Research Fellow at the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia. Robin has been a qualified Ergonomist for over 20 years, and is a past-President and Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. Dr. Lisa Steiner is Associate Director of Science at the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Pittsburgh, USA. She completed her PhD 'Reducing Underground Coal Roof Bolting Injury Risks through Equipment Design' at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2014.

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