Alf C. Zimmer

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There is a marked gap between the demands on forecasting and the results that numerical forecasting techniques usually can provide. It is suggested that this gap can be closed by the implementation of experts' qualitative predictions into numerical forecasting systems. A formal analysis of these predictions can then be integrated into quantitative(More)
The initially interchangeable terms ergonomics and human factors have taken on different meanings over the last 50 years. Especially in the area of occupational health hazards, the scope of ergonomics has been narrowed down to the analysis of musculoskeletal stress to determine critical values, which has led to the dose model. In contrast, human factors(More)
Theoretically as well as experimentally it is investigated how �ple repr·esent their knowledqe i.n oruer to make decision or. to share their knowledge with others. Experiment 1 probef.', into the ways how l=€Ople qctther infonnation c.100ut the frequencies of events ard how thiB knowledge is interfered with by the requested response mode, that is, nunerical(More)
Trotz ihres gemeinsamen Ursprungs haben sich die arbeitsmedizinisch orientierte Ergonomie und die verhaltens- und ingenieurwissenschaftliche Ergonomie (Ingenieurpsychologie; im Englischen üblicherweise als “human factors” bezeichnet) parallel und zumeist ohne fruchtbare Interaktion entwickelt. Die Konsequenzen dieser Sachlage zeigen sich bei der(More)