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Information technology & people : designing for the future

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QA76.9.C66 I526 1987
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  QA76.9.C66 I526 1987
 
 
Summary
Today's rapid growth in information technology has occurred without a full understanding of the human consequences of its use--on individuals, on organizations, and on society as a whole. As a result, initial expectations have frequently not been met, and a backlash has developed. Clearly a more realistic approach to information technology is needed, and applied psychology can offer great help in this effort. This book takes a problem centered approach to questions of usability, applicability, and acceptability, giving an overview of current research on information technology at work, at home, in education, and in medicine, and where possible, making recommendations for the future. Chapters cover psychology and information technology; management, workers, and the new technologies; factory automation; ergonomics and the new technologies; off ice systems; expert systems in the health field; health care; the disabled; computers in education; attitudes toward the new technologies; information technology and home-based services; and information technology in the home. Distributed for The British Psychological Society.
Additional Information
Subjects Electronic data processing -- Social aspects.
Publisher Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK : Cambridge, MA, USA :British Psychological Society ;1987
MIT Press [distributor],
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Blackler, F. H. M.
Oborne, David J.
Language English
Description viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographies and index.
ISBN 0262022605 :
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