Thursday, May 18, 2006

Scientific publication honors Purdue professor for research

Recognition for ergonomics research ...

"A Purdue professor has been internationally honored in the field of ergonomics and human factors by Ergonomia, a scientific publication. His research makes engineering and computer systems easier to use for all of society.

... Gavriel Salvendy, a professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, is ranked number one for his research, tied with two others. He concentrates on the cognitive component of ergonomics. His research focuses on human-computer interactions and the effective use of new technology.

"I develop methods for more effectively selecting and training personnel, dealing with stress management at work, enhancing productivity and designing computers for ease of use," he said.

Vincent Duffy, an Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has researched similar areas of ergonomics, benefiting from Salvendy's significant impact in the field of human factors. By continuing research in ergonomics, new technology will be more efficiently utilized in the work environment. "Computer-based models of the human aspect can help to facilitate successful designs in terms of improved safety, acceptance, satisfaction and usability," Duffy said."   continued ...   (Via The Exponent)

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