Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers: by Arne Aarås, G. Horgen, M. Helland (auth.), Marvin J. Dainoff

By Arne Aarås, G. Horgen, M. Helland (auth.), Marvin J. Dainoff (eds.)

The twelfth overseas convention on Human-Computer interplay, HCI Inter- tional 2007, used to be held in Beijing, P.R. China, 22-27 July 2007, together with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2007, the seventh overseas convention on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 4th overseas convention on common entry in Human-Computer interplay, the second overseas Conf- ence on digital fact, the second foreign convention on Usability and Inter- tionalization, the 2d overseas convention on on-line groups and Social Computing, the third overseas convention on Augmented Cognition, and the first overseas convention on electronic Human Modeling. a complete of 3403 participants from academia, examine institutes, and g- ernmental corporations from seventy six international locations submitted contributions, and 1681 papers, judged to be of excessive clinical caliber, have been incorporated within the software. those papers deal with the newest examine and improvement efforts and spotlight the human features of layout and use of computing structures. The papers accredited for presentation th- oughly disguise the total box of Human-Computer interplay, addressing significant - vances in wisdom and potent use of pcs in numerous program components. This quantity, edited by way of Marvin J. Dainoff, comprises papers within the thematic sector of Ergonomics and healthiness points of labor with pcs, addressing the subsequent significant subject matters: • well-being and health within the operating setting • Ergonomics and Design

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A comparison of auditory and visual distraction effects: behavioral and event-related indices. Cognitive brain research 10(3), 265–273 (2001) 5. : A model predicting the effect of speech of varying intelligibility on work performance. Indoor Air. 15, 458–468 (2005) 6. : Emotion through expression; designing mobile telephones with an emotional fit. Report of Modeling the Evaluation Structure of KANSEI 3. Tsukuba: University of Tsukuba, pp. 103–110 (2000) 7. : Designing products with added emotional value: developement and application of an approach for research through design.

Contextual variables must be systematically incorporated into research design. ) This adds to complexity (and difficulty) of conducting ecologically-oriented research. However, findings from such context-relevant investigations ought to be more easily and directly translated to design principles. This is the ultimate goal of ergonomic research. References 1. , DeRango, K. : Effect of Office Ergonomics Intervention on Reducing Musculoskeletal Symptoms. Spine, vol. 28, p. 2706 (2003) 2. Bush, T. : An Evaluation of Postural Motions, Chair Motions, and Contact in Four Office Seats (1999) Forget About Aesthetics in Chair Design 25 3.

Hongisto [5] reported that for simple tasks, performance may even increase with background noise, compared to the absence of background noise. The results of this pilot study suggest that the distractions in the work environment are less important in relation with productivity when simple tasks are performed. Moreover, this indicates there are no adverse effects on performance of open plan offices. In addition, situational and personal factors may play a role in responses to distracation [8]. Some behavioural strategies to compensate effects of noise lead to a decrease in performance, while other strategies do not.

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