In work environments world-wide, whether simple or complex, the ways in which people think, do their jobs, and interface with other human beings grow out of their experiences in the groups of which they are or have been a part. How these influences affect their performance and human interfacing in work environments throughout the world is the subject of cultural ergonomics. In this volume, distinguished scientists explore these cultural influences in relation to significant current concerns of ergonomics and human factors. These include scientific-philosophical considerations, aircraft safety, maritime safety, cross-national training, effective use of the world-wide web, multinational decision making, third-world industrial development, implementation of technology transfer, and the functioning of multicultural teams.
Introduction: Adding a Cultural Dimension to Human Factors. National and Cultural Variables in Ergonomics. Designing for Multicultural Web Interfaces. Need for Cultural Calibration in Design of Oil and Gas Facilities. A Frenchman, a German, and an Englishman...: Training Teams Across Cultures. Cognition in Natural Settings: The Cultural Lens Model. Culture and Aviation Safety: an International Perspective. The Role of National Culture in the Safety of Nuclear Power Plants. Culture, Context, and Performance. Method for the Design of Intercultural Man-Machine Systems in the Area of Product Automation. The role of National Culture in Enhancing Training Effectiveness. Ergonomics to Meet the Needs of Developing Countries. A New Activity for the United Nations in the Service of Economic Development: Specifying Requirements of Technology Transfers in Given Geographical and Anthropological Locations.