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- ISBN: 9780415978910 | 0415978912
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/16/2006
The Human Factor is a remarkable book about how we might better manage our lives, workplaces, and communities. Kim Vicente makes vividly clear that we are surrounded by technologies and systems-from VCRs to stoves to hospitals, airplane cockpits, and nuclear power plants-that are progressing in complexity so quickly that we have fallen behind our ability to manage them, with sometimes catastrophic results. The Human Factor offers provocative solutions to bridge the widening gap between people and technology that will spark debates everywhere. Winner of the Science in Society Book Award, Winner of the Canadian National Business Book Award. Book jacket.