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This volume provides a comprehensive methodological framework for human centered design of complex systems. It discusses a wide range of methods and tools and illustrates techniques through the use of several case studies which are introduced early in the book and used throughout. The goal is to make human-centered design ...
Design for Success: A Human-centred Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems
This volume provides a comprehensive methodological framework for human centered design of complex systems. It discusses a wide range of methods and tools and illustrates techniques through the use of several case studies which are introduced early in the book and used throughout. The goal is to make human-centered design readily applicable to practical and realistically complex design problems.
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224.650000 USD

Design for Success: A Human-centred Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems

by William B. Rouse
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Of related interest Design for Success A Human-Centered Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems William B. Rouse This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive, methodological framework for the human-centered design of complex systems. This dynamic new approach to system design includes four phases - naturalist, marketing, engineering, and sales and ...
Catalysis for Change: Concepts and Principles for Enabling Innovation
Of related interest Design for Success A Human-Centered Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems William B. Rouse This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive, methodological framework for the human-centered design of complex systems. This dynamic new approach to system design includes four phases - naturalist, marketing, engineering, and sales and service - which cover the entire product life cycle, including:Evaluating users' needs and preferencesConcept and market evaluation of alternative ways to satisfy these demandsDetailed design and engineering evaluation of products and systemsFielding and ongoing in-use evaluationA wide variety of methods and tools is discussed within this methodological framework. Applications are illustrated with case studies of actual applications in a variety of industries. This book makes human-centered design very concrete and readily applicable to practical and realistically complex design problems. How to guidance is provided in the form of case histories and almost 100 figures and tables, as well as principles and guidelines for implementing the design toolbox outlined throughout the book. 1991 (0471-52483-2) 287 pp. Strategies for Innovation Creating Successful Products, Systems, and Organizations William B. Rouse Concentrating on technology-based businesses, Strategies for Innovation presents a comprehensive methodology for business planning and market development. The author demonstrates these principles with actual plans successfully implemented in his own innovative software company. In addition, he has included a wealth of real-life examples, case studies and vignettes, with which he explores marketing strategies, business techniques, and planning methodologies that have worked for companies ranging from technology-based Fortune 500 companies to small new venture start-ups. The book includes more than 100 figures and tables that provide easy access to critical information, and an extensive bibliography. This highly practical guide is an important resource for executives in technology-based businesses, as well as systems engineers and engineering managers. It is also an excellent text for MBA candidates and graduate students and teachers in areas related to the design and management of technology-based enterprises. 1992 (0-471-55904-0) 272 pp.
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197.400000 USD

Catalysis for Change: Concepts and Principles for Enabling Innovation

by William B. Rouse
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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 ...
People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-centered Design
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.
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128.100000 USD

People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-centered Design

by William B. Rouse
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This title covers topics from modeling and simulation to games and entertainment. With contributions from leaders in systems and organizational modeling, behavioral and social sciences, computing and visualization, and gaming and entertainment, Organizational Simulation both articulates the grand vision of immersive environments and shows, in detail, how to realize it. ...
Organizational Simulation
This title covers topics from modeling and simulation to games and entertainment. With contributions from leaders in systems and organizational modeling, behavioral and social sciences, computing and visualization, and gaming and entertainment, Organizational Simulation both articulates the grand vision of immersive environments and shows, in detail, how to realize it. This book offers unparalleled insight into the cutting edge of the field, since it was written by those who actually researched, designed, developed, deployed, marketed, sold, and critiqued today's best organizational simulations.The coverage in this book is divided into four sections. Introduction - it outlines the need for organizational simulation to support strategic thinking, design of unprecedented systems, and organizational learning, including the functionality and technology required to enable this support. Behaviors - it covers the state of knowledge of individual, group, and team behaviors and performance, how performance can best be supported, how performance is affected by national differences, and how organizational performance can best be measured.Modeling - describes the latest approaches to modeling and simulating people, groups, teams, and organizations, as well as narrative contexts and organizational environments within which these entities act, drawing from a rich set of modeling methods and tools. Simulations and Games - illustrates a wide range of fielded simulations, games, and entertainment, including the methods and tools employed for designing, developing, deploying, and evaluating these systems, as well as the social implications for the associated communities that have emerged. Addressing all levels of organizational simulation architecture with theories and applications, and enabling technologies for each, Organizational Simulation offers students and professionals the premier reference and practical toolbox for this dynamic field.
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162.750000 USD

Organizational Simulation

by Kenneth R. Boff, William B. Rouse
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This book includes all of the papers presented at the NATO Symposium on Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures held at Roskilde, Denmark on August 4-8, 1980. The Symposium was sponsored by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO and the Rise National Laboratory of Denmark. The goal of the ...
Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures
This book includes all of the papers presented at the NATO Symposium on Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures held at Roskilde, Denmark on August 4-8, 1980. The Symposium was sponsored by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO and the Rise National Laboratory of Denmark. The goal of the Symposium was to continue the tradition initiated by the NATO Symposium on Monitoring Behavior and Supervisory Control held in Berchtesgaden, F .R. Germany in 1976 and the NATO Symposium on Theory and Measurement of Mental Workload held in Mati, Greece in 1977. To this end, a group of 85 psychologists and engineers coming from industry, government, and academia convened to discuss, and to generate a state-of-the-art consensus of the problems and solutions associated with the human IS ability to cope with the increasing scale of consequences of failures within complex technical systems. The Introduction of this volume reviews their findings. The Symposium was organized to include brief formal presentations of papers sent to participants about two months in advance of the meeting, and considerable discussion both during plenary sessions and within more specialized workshops. Summaries of the discussions and workshop reports appear in this volume.
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146.990000 USD

Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures

by William B. Rouse, Jens Rasmussen
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An argument that understanding healthcare delivery as a complex adaptive system will help us design a system that yields better health outcomes. Breakthroughs in medical science, innovations in medical technologies, and improvements in clinical practices occur today at an increasingly rapid rate. Yet because of a fragmented healthcare delivery system, ...
Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare
An argument that understanding healthcare delivery as a complex adaptive system will help us design a system that yields better health outcomes. Breakthroughs in medical science, innovations in medical technologies, and improvements in clinical practices occur today at an increasingly rapid rate. Yet because of a fragmented healthcare delivery system, many Americans are unable to benefit from these developments. How can we design a system that can provide high-quality, affordable healthcare for everyone? In this book, William Rouse and Nicoleta Serban introduce concepts, principles, models, and methods for understanding, and improving, healthcare delivery. Approaching the topic from the perspectives of engineering and statistics, they argue that understanding healthcare delivery as a complex adaptive system will help us design a system that is more efficient, effective, and equitable. The authors use multilevel simulation models as a quantitative tool for evaluating alternate ways of organizing healthcare delivery. They employ this approach, for example, in their discussions of affordability, a prevention and wellness program, chronic disease management, and primary care accessibility for children in the Medicaid program. They also consider possible benefits from a range of technologies, including electronic health records and telemedicine; data mining as an alternative to randomized trials; conceptual and analytical methodologies that address the complexity of the healthcare system; and how these principles, models, and methods can enable transformational change.
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42.58 USD

Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare

by Nicoleta Serban, William B. Rouse
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Examines current and prospective challenges surrounding global challenges of education, energy, healthcare, security, and resilience This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world. The authors examine the challenges of education, energy, healthcare, national security, and urban resilience. The book covers challenges in education ...
Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience
Examines current and prospective challenges surrounding global challenges of education, energy, healthcare, security, and resilience This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world. The authors examine the challenges of education, energy, healthcare, national security, and urban resilience. The book covers challenges in education including America's use of educational funds, standardized testing, and the use of classroom technology. On the topic of energy, this book examines debates on climate, the current and future developments of the nuclear power industry, the benefits and cost decline of natural gases, and the promise of renewable energy. The authors also discuss national security, focusing on the issues of nuclear weapons, terrorism and cyber security. Urban resilience is addressed in the context of natural threats such as hurricanes and floods. Studies the usage of a globalized benchmark for both student and pedagogical performance Covers topics such as surveillance, operational capabilities, movement of resources, and the pros and cons of globalization Examines big data, evolving medical methodologies and effects on the medical educational curriculum, and the positive effects of electronic records in healthcare data Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy Healthcare, Security, and Resilience serves as a reference for government officials, personnel in security, business executives and system engineers.
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73.450000 USD
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The trusted handbook-now in a new edition This newly revised handbook presents a multifaceted view of systems engineering from process and systems management perspectives. It begins with a comprehensive introduction to the subject and provides a brief overview of the thirty-four chapters that follow. This introductory chapter is intended to ...
Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management
The trusted handbook-now in a new edition This newly revised handbook presents a multifaceted view of systems engineering from process and systems management perspectives. It begins with a comprehensive introduction to the subject and provides a brief overview of the thirty-four chapters that follow. This introductory chapter is intended to serve as a field guide that indicates why, when, and how to use the material that follows in the handbook. Topical coverage includes: systems engineering life cycles and management; risk management; discovering system requirements; configuration management; cost management; total quality management; reliability, maintainability, and availability; concurrent engineering; standards in systems engineering; system architectures; systems design; systems integration; systematic measurements; human supervisory control; managing organizational and individual decision-making; systems reengineering; project planning; human systems integration; information technology and knowledge management; and more. The handbook is written and edited for systems engineers in industry and government, and to serve as a university reference handbook in systems engineering and management courses. By focusing on systems engineering processes and systems management, the editors have produced a long-lasting handbook that will make a difference in the design of systems of all types that are large in scale and/or scope.
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217.11 USD

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management

by William B. Rouse, Andrew P. Sage
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Explains multi-level models of enterprise systems and covers modeling methodology This book addresses the essential phenomena underlying the overall behaviors of complex systems and enterprises. Understanding these phenomena can enable improving these systems. These phenomena range from physical, behavioral, and organizational, to economic and social, all of which involve significant ...
Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises: Explorations of Physical, Human, Economic, and Social Phenomena
Explains multi-level models of enterprise systems and covers modeling methodology This book addresses the essential phenomena underlying the overall behaviors of complex systems and enterprises. Understanding these phenomena can enable improving these systems. These phenomena range from physical, behavioral, and organizational, to economic and social, all of which involve significant human components. Specific phenomena of interest and how they are represented depend on the questions of interest and the relevant domains or contexts. Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises examines visualization of phenomena and how understanding the relationships among phenomena can provide the basis for understanding where deeper exploration is warranted. The author also reviews mathematical and computational models, defined very broadly across disciplines, which can enable deeper understanding. Presents a 10 step methodology for addressing questions associated with the design or operation of complex systems and enterprises Examines six archetypal enterprise problems including two from healthcare, two from urban systems, and one each from financial systems and defense systems Provides an introduction to the nature of complex systems, historical perspectives on complexity and complex adaptive systems, and the evolution of systems practice Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises is written for graduate students studying systems science and engineering and professionals involved in systems science and engineering, those involved in complex systems such as healthcare delivery, urban systems, sustainable energy, financial systems, and national security.
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126.000000 USD
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Praise for Essential Challenges of Strategic Management Bill Rouse provides helpful insight to make any business, and in particular any high- tech business, perform better. (Dennis A. Roberson, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Motorola) A well-organized, easy-to-understand bible for all strategic managers and leaders. (Dr. Stanley G. Rosen, ...
Essential Challenges of Strategic Management
Praise for Essential Challenges of Strategic Management Bill Rouse provides helpful insight to make any business, and in particular any high- tech business, perform better. (Dennis A. Roberson, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Motorola) A well-organized, easy-to-understand bible for all strategic managers and leaders. (Dr. Stanley G. Rosen, Director of Strategic Planning Boeing Satellite Systems) A must-read for managers seeking clarity and focus as they lead organizations through chaotic times. (William C. Kessler, Vice President for Enterprise Productivity Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company) From TQM to business process reengineering to knowledge management, the last several decades have witnessed the rise and fall of many a management panacea. As a consequence, a general feeling is now brewing among disillusioned managers worldwide that perhaps the time has come to abandon the impractical quest for an all-encompassing solution to management problems and get back to basics. Essential Challenges of Strategic Management takes a major step towards realizing that goal. Drawing upon the experiences of literally thousands of executives and senior managers working in all industry sectors, as well as government and nonprofit organizations, this book zeros in on the fundamental challenges faced by every senior manager, regardless of the business he or she is in, and describes a range of approaches to those challenges developed by women and men working at many of today's leading organizations. Designed as a ready source of inspiration and ideas for busy executives and senior managers, Essential Challenges of Strategic Management consists of concise, independent chapters, each dedicated to a different strategic challenge. Throughout, celebrated entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, author and educator, William Rouse uses fascinating and instructive case studies and vignettes to illustrate the best practices in strategic management and vividly describes various approaches, tools, and techniques. Additionally, he provides clear-cut guidelines for selecting and implementing the solutions most likely to succeed in a given situation.
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92.80 USD
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Explores the nature of academic enterprises, including why they work the way they do and where such enterprises are headed, with the goal of gaining insights into where change can and will happen This book looks at universities from a whole-enterprise perspective. It explores the steady escalation of the costs ...
Universities as Complex Enterprises: How Academia Works, Why It Works These Ways, and Where the University Enterprise Is Headed
Explores the nature of academic enterprises, including why they work the way they do and where such enterprises are headed, with the goal of gaining insights into where change can and will happen This book looks at universities from a whole-enterprise perspective. It explores the steady escalation of the costs of higher education and uses a computational economic model of complex academic enterprises. This model includes component models of research, teaching, administration, and brand value. Understanding the relationships among practices, processes, structure, and ecosystem provides the basis for transforming academia, leveraging its strengths and overcoming its limitations. More specifically, this architecture helps the reader understand how various elements of the enterprise system either enable or hinder other elements of the system, all of which are embedded in a complex behavioral and social ecosystem. Each topic is explored in terms of the levels of the architecture at which it primarily functions. Levers of change within each area are discussed, using many experiences of pursuing such issues in a range of academic enterprises. Provides a new methodology by taking a more systems-oriented approach to education systems as a whole Shows how various elements of the enterprise system either enable or hinder other elements of the system Offers alternative strategies for transformation of academic enterprises Universities as Complex Enterprises: How Academia Works, Why It Works These Ways, and Where the University Enterprise Is Headed is a reference for systems scientists and engineers, economists, social scientists, and decision makers. William B. Rouse is the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair within the School of Systems & Enterprises and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He is also Professor Emeritus, and former Chair, of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Rouse has written hundreds of articles and book chapters, and has authored many books, including most recently Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises (Wiley, 2015).
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131.250000 USD
Hardback
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Human Systems Integration is a new but fundamental integrating discipline in moving business and engineering cultures toward a more people-technology orientation. Economics of Human Systems Integration provides essential economic concepts, principles, methods, and tools on systems integration issues and tradeoffs. This text focuses on human issues associated with design, development, ...
The Economics of Human Systems Integration: Valuation of Investments in People's Training and Education, Safety and Health, and Work Productivity
Human Systems Integration is a new but fundamental integrating discipline in moving business and engineering cultures toward a more people-technology orientation. Economics of Human Systems Integration provides essential economic concepts, principles, methods, and tools on systems integration issues and tradeoffs. This text focuses on human issues associated with design, development, production, operations, maintenance, and sustainment of complex systems. Professionals and students will enjoy the wide range of real-world applications, tools, methods for economic analysis, and the different executives and government s perspectives on economic decision-making.
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96.45 USD
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