Information Ergonomics

A theoretical approach and practical experience in transportation

  • Michael Stein
  • Peter Sandl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alf Zimmer, Michael Stein
    Pages 1-22
  3. Heiner Bubb
    Pages 23-57
  4. Michael Herczeg, Michael Stein
    Pages 59-98
  5. Klaus Bengler, Heiner Bubb, Ingo Totzke, Josef Schumann, Frank Flemisch
    Pages 99-134
  6. Jochen Kaiser, Christoph Vernaleken
    Pages 135-158
  7. Robert Hierl, Harald Neujahr, Peter Sandl
    Pages 159-195
  8. Jörg Bergner, Oliver Hassa
    Pages 197-225
  9. Ulla Metzger, Jochen Vorderegger
    Pages 227-239
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-255

About this book


The variety and increasing availability of hypermedia information systems, which are used in stationary applications like operators’ consoles as well as mobile systems, e.g. driver information and navigation systems in automobiles form a foundation for the mediatization of the society. From the human engineering point of view this development and the ensuing increased importance of information systems for economic and private needs require careful deliberation of the derivation and application of ergonomics methods particularly in the field of information systems.

This book consists of two closely intertwined parts. The first, theoretical part defines the concept of an information system, followed by an explanation of action regulation as well as cognitive theories to describe man information system interaction. A comprehensive description of information ergonomics concludes the theoretical approach.

In the second, practically oriented part of this book authors from industry as well as from academic institutes illustrate the variety of current information systems taken from different fields of transportation, i.e. aviation, automotive, and railroad. The reader thus gains an overview of various applications and their context of use as well as similarities and differences in design. This does not only include a description of the different information systems but also places them in the context of the theories and models, which were presented in the first part of this book.


Information ergonomics design of safety critical operator's console electronic flight bag glass cockpit internet mobile and stationary use of information systems software ergonomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Stein
    • 1
  • Peter Sandl
    • 2
  1. 1.Aviation MedicineGerman Air Force Institute ofManchingGermany
  2. 2.Military Air SystemsEADS Deutschland GmbHManchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25840-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25841-1
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