Human Systems Engineering and Design

This volume, entitled Human Systems Engineering and Design, aims to provide a global forum for presenting and discussing novel design and systems engineering approaches, tools, methodologies, techniques, and solutions for integrating people, concepts, trends and applications in all areas of human endeavor in industry, economy, government, and education. Such applications include, but are not limited to, energy, transportation, urbanization and infrastructure development, digital manufacturing, social development, human health, sustainability, a new generation of service systems, as well as safety, risk assessment, healthcare, and cybersecurity in both civilian and military contexts. Indeed, rapid progress in developments in cognitive computing, modeling, and simulation, as well as smart sensor technology, will have a profound effect on the principles of human systems engineering and design at both the individual and societal levels in the near future.

This book focuses on advancing the theory and applications for integrating human requirements as part of an overall system and product solution, by adopting a human-centered design approach that utilizes and expands on the current knowledge of systems engineering supported by cognitive software and engineering, data analytics, simulation and modeling, and next-generation visualizations.

This interdisciplinary approach will also expand the boundaries of the current state of the art by investigating the pervasive complexity that underlies the most profound design problems facing contemporary society today. This book also presents many innovative studies of systems engineering and design with a particular emphasis on the development of technology throughout the lifecycle development process, including the consideration of user experience in the design of human interfaces for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications.

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