The Design and Location of Controls: A Brief Review and an Introduction to New Problems

  • Walter W. Wierwille
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 25)


This paper is intended to provide a brief review of conventional ergonomic control design and placement, and to indicate future directions that control research and design may take, A control is defined here as a device used by the hands or feet (limbs) of an operator to apply signals or control inputs to a system. Controls represent the primary means of commanding most systems. There are some exceptions of course, such as voice-commanded systems.


Slew Rate Human Engineer Throttle Control Display Pointer Spacecraft Attitude Control System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter W. Wierwille
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  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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