SYSTEMS RESEARCH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HUMAN ENGINEERING
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CT
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This report attempts to define systems research in terms of the problems to which it is applicable, the techniques it employs, and the research staff it requires. A criterion for determining the usefulness of a system is presented, and the components of this criterion namely value, cost and investment are discussed in detail. The report also presents problems which illustrate the application of the criterion and from these examples, general rules for systems analysis are derived. The report ends with a discussion of the advances human engineers must make if they are to contribute to a more efficient, more economical method of systems building.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems