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Ch. 13 Ind. Psy


engineering psychology Design of machines and equipment for human use and the determination of the appropriate human behaviors for the efficient operation of machines.
time-and-motion study An early attempt to redesign work tools and to reshape the way workers performed routine, repetitive jobs.
Who was Frederick Taylor? Improved the job of shoveling.
therblig Basic unit of motion (Gilbreth).
person-machine system A system in which human and mechanical components operate together to accomplish a task.
human anthropometry A branch of engineering psychology concerned with measurement of the physical structure of the body.
quantitative displays Present a precise numerical value, such as speed, altitude, or temperature.
qualitative displays Displays that present a range rather than a precise precise numerical (engine temperature).
check reading displays Displays that tell the operator whether the system is on or off, safe or unsafe, or operating normally or abnormally (idiot lights).
auditory displays Alarms or warning signals in person-machine systems
shape code Designing knobs for control panels in recognizably different shapes so that they can be identified by by touch alone.
Created by: BRCruiser