Friday, July 4, 2008

People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-Centered Design

(Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management)
By William B. Rouse
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Number Of Pages: 472
Publication Date: 2007-06-29
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0470099046
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780470099049
Binding: Hardcover

This book is about people who operate, maintain, design, research, and manage complex systems, ranging from air traffic control systems, process control plants and manufacturing facilities to industrial enterprises, government agencies and universities. The focus is on the nature of the work these types of people perform, as well as the human abilities and limitations that usually enable and sometimes hinder their work. In particular, this book addresses how to best enhance abilities and overcome limitations, as well as foster acceptance of the means to these ends.
Summary: Too ExpensiveRating: 2
This book should be selling for no more than $39.95. I'd like to buy it, but not at this price. As a publisher I can tell you it costs a penny a page to publish a book like this. I am adding this book to my list of books I would buy and review if they were more reasonably priced.

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