In the next millennium, it is anticipated that human factors issues will take centre stage in initiatives targeted at enhancing economic competitiveness and productivity. This development is already discernible in nascent knowledge and digital based industries and economies, which are expected to emerge in force in the near future and continue to dominate thereafter. These developments will establish irreversibly the emerging global economy. The theme of the APCHI 2000 conference is: "Towards a seamless integration of collaborative human computer systems" to reflect the already discernible shift in focus of human computer interaction (HCI). whilst the theme of the ASEAN Ergonomics 2000 conference is: "From user centeredness to people centeredness" to reflect the imminent shift in focus that is required of human factors.
The papers in these proceedings provide a good contrast of human factors contributions to both old and new economies that make up ASEAN and APEC. They highlight the diverse roles human factors can play in advancing the quality of life in developed, developing and third world nations. They also serve as a guide to human factors practitioners in old economies on what to expect as their economies develop.
Ergonomists, industrial designers and engineers, psychologists, and specialists in human-computer interaction
Preface. Information About the Organisers. Acknowledgements. Organising Committee & International Technical Committee. Keynote Addresses. Human factors for the new millennium (K.R. Boff). Domain approach to decision support for planning and control: A case-study of amphibious landing off-load planning (J. Long). Human factors of virtual collaboration in product design (H.M. Khalid). Human-human co-operation in airborne combat system: designing CSCW support (P. Helie, A. Loiselet). Industrial Ergonomics. An assessment of container handling performance using a two- and three-dimensional remote crane display (R.S.M. Quek et al.). Design and evaluation of a stereoscopic display for remote freight handling (T.K. Pang et al.). An assessment of various two-dimensional display designs for a camera based remote freight handling system (T.M.C. Ng, K.Y. Lim). Incorporating ergonomics into an integrated QFD/ DFX approach for concurrent product design evaluation (C. Vendasalam). Fuzzy decision approach for electronic industrial work induced stress analysis in ergonomics (Y.H. Quek et al.). Using ACTA to extract the cognitive demands of preventive maintenance activities in a wafer plant (K.W. Ng, K.C. Tan). Process Control. Eye point-of-gaze, EEG and ECG measures of graphical and keyboard interfaces in simulated ATC (H. David et al.). Psychophysiological measures on air traffic controllers in simulated air traffic control (H. David et al.). Co-ordination and control in a dynamic environment (Y. Waern). Training of leaders for international relief operations: identifying the effects of the environment, task types and cognitive activities (N. Suparamaniam, E. Lovén). Perception of colors and graphics in process control workstations (M.S.-F. Liang et al.). Physical Ergonomics. Anthropometric design as a mapping between functional and physical domains (M.G. Helander). Anthropometry of Filipino female workers (A. L. Velasco). Analysis of vertical multiplier (VM) of NIOSH recommended weight limit formula: an Indonesian perspective (A.W. Suryono, I.Z. Sutalaksana). Ergonomic consequences of assistive technology for the disabled (R. Ahasan). Fatigue effects in computer tasks (R. Seva). Game controller design with reduced RSI risk using ergonomic design criteria (C.M.C. Schilder et al.). Improving manual material handling to decrease workload of female workers of a canning factory (H. Sudhana). Military Ergonomics. An investigation of luminance effects on visual performance in military cockpit tasks (F.L.K. Tey et al.). A mobile information support system for combat soldiers (W. Hobbs et al.). User acceptance and psychological reactions to respiratory and body protective devices for a cold environment (E. Mauritzson-Sandberg, L. Sandberg). Human Computer Interaction. Conceptual graphical user interface design for an electronic technical manual with a small screen display (S.Y. Lee, B.K. Soh). Development of an interactive tutor for designers of internet enabled public information kiosks (C.C.H. Wong, K.Y. Lim). Characterizing and representing virtual human neck posture for HCI (K.F.Chin, E.C. Prakash). A method for uncovering the dialogue patterns of a speech driven automatic teller machine for bilingual users (F.Y. Chan, H.M. Khalid). Confirmation and error recovery strategies in dialogue design for telephony speech user interfaces (K. Kojitani et al.). The role of cognitive ergonomics in educational multimedia applications (G.S.L. Kong). Effect of cultural background when searching Chinese menus (W.C. Lau et al.). Experimental evaluation of pen-based Chinese word processing usability (Z.W. Guan et al.). A specification language for post-WIMP user interfaces based on hybrid automaton (Y. Li et al.). Multimodal integration using complex feature set (B. Xiao et al.). Ergonomics Tools, Techniques & Policy. Mutual benefit ergonomics cooperation: a must in south-east Asia and the Pacific region (A. Manuaba). A cognitive process model for usability testing (M. Kurosu, K. Aoyama). Usability evaluation in Malaysia: an exploratory study of verbal data (A.W. Yeo). Measurement of perceived participation in decision-making: analysis of group data (L. Sandberg). SAMSA: evaluation of a cooperative social welfare project (E. Mauritzson-Sandberg, L. Rantakyrö). SoftMatch: a prototype system for understanding user's mental model (R.J.R. Yusof et al.). Design concepts of handy ergonomic checklists for small workplaces (K. Kogi et al.). Human Factors of Product Design. Supporting collaborative design by a concurrent engineering team through a virtual environment (H.M. Khalid et al.). Comparing manual task performance among corresponding "Real", "Tele-Matic" and "Virtual" environments showing the same content (T.Y. Ng, R.H.Y. So). A review of applied ergonomics techniques adopted by product designers (C.W. Khong). Decision making process of Chinese consumers: tracking the number of products remains a function of product selection strategies (S.H. Kurniawan et al.). How well do consumer electronic products meet human factors guidelines? The case of remote control handsets (E. Yeo, K.Y. Lim). Developing a comfortable motorboat seat (M. Sugizaki). Ergonomics of Safety. Organisational accidents, safety programs and management participation: some notes on the literature (M. Danielsson, J. Stubbs). Human factors and motor vehicle crashes: a conceptual framework for ergonomic research in south east Asia (S. Richardson, A.G. Downe). Ergonomic guidelines for the driver system interface: help for the road safety design process (A. Pauzié). Safety clothing: user-orientated product development and evaluation (A. Shekar et al.). Human Factors of E-Commerce. Evaluation of a virtual conference: CybErg 1999 (C.M. Pollock, L.M. Straker). Cultural considerations and applicability of Western usability guidelines in the design of Chinese E-commerce websites (M.P. Tham et al.). Formative evaluation of a browser add-on search tool (T.Y. Lim, E.K. Tang). Justifying a usability engineering method for web advertising (C.Y. Wong). A cooperative technique for usability evaluation of a three-dimensional web-based marketing system (C.J. Chen et al.). Ergonomics in Action: the Case of Indonesia. Application of integrated ergonomics and SHIP - approaches in resolving sustainable development problems in Bali, Indonesia (A. Manuaba). Ergonomics intervention in small-scale industry in Bali (N. Adiputra et al.). Ergonomic design evaluation of a hand-tractor: value analysis and cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) at a sugar factory in Jatiwangi, Majalengka (M.Y. Syafei, A. Kadarusman). Effects of vibration on the operator of a tamping rammer machine (I.W. Surata). Work posture and musculoskeletal discomfort of stone carvers (I.G.N. Susila). Investigation of sitting work of cagcag weaver at Desa Gelgel, Klungkung, Bali (I.G.A. Sena). Visual acuity disorder due to eye injury at the central general hospital, Denpasar, Bali (N. Susila). Subjective complaints of clove pickers (I.N. Budiastra et al.). Subjective complaints of Denpasar-Jakarta bus passengers (D.P. Sutjana, N. Adiputra). A comparison of cultural and ergonomic approaches for sizing stairs in traditional Balinese houses (I.P.G. Suyoga). Thermal comfort in traditional Balinese buildings (I.G.B.W. Kusuma et al.). Poster Papers. Health assessment and computerised methods for determining fitness for work (J. Schneider). Why is there a serious case of negligence in the improvement of occupational health and industrial safety in developing countries? (M.R. Ahasan, T. Partanen). Structural adjustment for financing health and safety services in less developed countries (M.R. Ahasan, T. Partanen). Fast prototyping of a VRML based system for human safety training and accident simulation (I.S.M. Ho, E.C. Prakash). Improvement in working conditions for microscope use infra-red from a physiological assessment (I.M. Sutajaya). The working posture of Bokor and Dulang wood carvers in Abiansemal village, Badung, Bali (N.K.A. Juliasih, T.T. Diano). Ergonomic problems of a digger of traditional artesian wells in Bali (Setiawan). Noise evaluation of the children games area at TD supermarket in Denpasar, Bali (I.N. Dana, I.P.G. Suyoga). Working conditions of boys as Dulang and Bokor handicraftsmen at Abiansemal village, Badung, Bali (M. Mataram, A. Pemayun). Improvement of air circulation to decrease dust content and subjective complaints among employees in the furniture industry of Denpasar, Bali (I.B.G. Primayatna). Ergonomic values embedded in the architectural design of a traditional Bali Jineng (Pt.G.E. Suardana). Low cost implementation of ergonomics to decrease neck and shoulder complaints among male silversmiths at Lod Tunduh village, Ubud (H.I. Suyasning). An ergonomic assessment of the traditional Kapak Timpas wood artisan tool (C.I. Partha, I.W.A. Wijaya). Canteen versus food allowance for ensuring the occupational health of hotel employees (N. Adiputra, D.P. Sutjana). Content analysis for an internet product targeted at a small group or closed society (Y. Itoigawa). Naturality: a new concept for the design of human-machine interfaces (P.H. Dejean, L. Joblet). A review of a systematic human design technology process (T. Yamaoka). User anthropometry (American, Germany, British, French) and chair size produced by a furniture company in Silakarang village, Gianyar, Bali (I.B. Purnawan, I.M. Nada). Author Index. Keyword Index.
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Lecturer and Reseacher in Occupational Therapy, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK