Putting mind and body back together: A human-systems approach to the integration of the physical and cognitive dimensions of task design and operations
Abbreviated Journal Title
Human-systems integration; Ergonomics; Human factors; Biomechanics; Cognitive engineering; STRESS; PERFORMANCE; Engineering, Industrial; Ergonomics; Psychology, Applied
As human factors and ergonomics professionals we should be considering the total context within which the person must operate when performing a task, providing a service, or using a product. We have traditionally thought of the person as having a cognitive system and a physical system and much of our scientific literature has been myopically focused on one or the other of these systems while, in general, totally ignoring the other. However, contemporary efforts have begun to recognize the rich interactions occurring between these systems that can have a profound influence on performance and dictate overall system output. In addition, modern efforts are beginning to appreciate the many interactions between the various elements of the environment that can influence the components of the human systems. The next level of sophistication in the practice of human factors and ergonomics must begin to consider the totality of the human-system behavior and performance and must consider systems design interactions which result from these collective effects. Only then will we be able to truly optimize systems for human use. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.
"Putting mind and body back together: A human-systems approach to the integration of the physical and cognitive dimensions of task design and operations" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5799.