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Manprint

An Approach to Systems Integration

  • Harold R. Booher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: The MANPRINT Philosophy

    1. Harold R. Booher
      Pages 1-16
  3. Organization/Management Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Harold R. Booher, Keith Fender
      Pages 21-53
    3. Robert E. Blanchard, William O. Blackwood
      Pages 55-93
    4. Elliott Mittler, Glen M. Hewitt, Charles A. Vehlow
      Pages 95-125
    5. John B. Shafer
      Pages 127-156
  4. User-Centered Design Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-159
    2. Harold E. Price
      Pages 161-203
    3. Joe W. McDaniel, Mark A. Hofmann
      Pages 205-235
    4. Sandra G. Hart, Christopher D. Wickens
      Pages 257-296
  5. Systems Integration Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-300
    2. Joyce L. Shields, Kenneth M. Johnson, Robert N. Riviello
      Pages 301-319
    3. Sam Parry, Dennis D. Collins, Sally J. Van Nostrand
      Pages 321-341
    4. Harold R. Booher, Glen M. Hewitt
      Pages 343-390
    5. Judy A. Oneal
      Pages 391-416
    6. William B. Rouse
      Pages 417-432
    7. Robert T. Hennessy
      Pages 433-470
  6. Sources of User-Centered Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-473
    2. Harold P. Van Cott
      Pages 475-491
    3. Paul M. Haas, Rudy Laine
      Pages 493-518
    4. Frederick A. Muckler, Sally A. Seven
      Pages 519-549
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 573-573
    2. Harold R. Booher, William B. Rouse
      Pages 575-594
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 595-612

About this book

Introduction

PERSPECTIVE This book is important to everyone concerned with the design and development of people-oriented systems. The Manpower and Personnel Integration (MANPRINT) program is a major military system procurement initiative adopted by the Army to focus on the needs and capabilities of the soldier. This program is unique in that it integrates six areas of user concerns which include human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, health hazards, and system safety throughout the development cycle of Army materiel. Even though MAN PRINT was developed for Army systems, the philosophy and techniques used in this program extend well beyond military systems used by soldiers. It can be applied to all products and systems used by people such as automobiles, airplanes, boats, control rooms, automated manufacturing, telecommunications, computers, and medical equipment. Interestingly, the impetus for MAN PRINT came from the senior managers who buy these systems. During the early and mid-1980s, two Army generals, M. R. Thurman and R. M. Elton, who served successively as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, were instrumental in fostering MANPRINT development. By the end of the 1980s, this program was integrated throughout the standard procurement system of the Army. The formal statement of acquisition policy is contained in Army Regulation 602-2.

Keywords

communication computer design manufacturing quality management telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Harold R. Booher
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Department of the ArmyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0437-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6680-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0437-8
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