Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Human Effort Engineering - Bulletin Board

Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineering

Interesting to note that the book "Motion Study" by Frank Gilbreth was published in 1911 along with Scientific Management and Principles of Industrial Engineering.


January 2018

Turning Men into Machines? Scientific Management, Industrial Psychology, and the “Human Factor”
Maarten Derksen
15.5University of Groningen

The conventional view that the increasing influence of psychologists and other social scientists "humanized" management theory and practice needs to be amended. Taylor's scientific management was not less human than later approaches such as Human Relations, but it articulated the human factor differently, and aligned it to its own instruments and practices.

Turning Men into Machines? Scientific Management, Industrial Psychology, and the “Human Factor” (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259370895_Turning_Men_into_Machines_Scientific_Management_Industrial_Psychology_and_the_Human_Factor [accessed Jan 20 2018].

October 2014
Ikea creates a push button sit - stand work facilitating desk
Bekant ergonomic products from IKEA


Time and Motion Study of Visian ICL
by Erik Mertens, MD, FEBOphth A time and motion study of the Visian ICL, conducted by Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth, showed that the Visian ICL Preloaded saves 12 surgical steps; whereas implantation of the nonpreloaded Visian ICLs required 23 steps, the preloaded model required only 11.

Time and Motion Study Guidelines by Philippines Government - 2013

The Textbook "Motion and Time Study" by R.L. Barnes can be a good foundation book for Human Effort Engineering

ILO in collaboration with International Ergonomics Association has brought a full book on Ergonomic Check Points

Blacksmith Practice - War Education Manual

Proposed design of workstation for rural blacksmith
Paper published 2011

Application of Time and Motion Study in PhotoFrame Production
2007 case study

Analysing assembly processes using virtual reality

A manual of Time and Motion Study - a practical guide to the measurement of human endeavour in industry and to the development of productive efficiency
by W. Hendry
Download full book from

Has a chapter on waste elimination in various departments of factory


Above entry is from India digital library

Time and Motion Studies to aid Rural employment scheme in India

Taxonomy of Human Performance
First year report of a five year project

There are number of articles on human performance requirements in Google search.
I prepared one today. Human Performance Requirements and Human Effort Engineering Design Requirements

Software for Motion Economy

Generating Economic Motion Plans for Manual Operations - Masters Thesis (Computer Engineering)


Mr. Jisnu Basu, Workshop, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Mr. Bijan Sarkar, Production Engineering Dept., and Mr. Ardhendu Bhattacharyya, Mechanical Engineering Dept. of Jadavpur University, authored a paper "Change in Occupational Dynamics due to Technology Upgradation: A Study in a Cigarette Factory in Eastern India" in Udyog Pragati, October-December 2009. The paper discusses psychological workstation dimenions. Engineers are discussing behavioral aspects related to workstations.
Original Knol - http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao/human-effort-engineering-bulletin-board/ 2utb2lsm2k7a/ 2225

Updated 27 June 2018,  20 January 2018, 12 June 2016,,  26 Oct 2014

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