Anna-Lisa Osvalder

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Anna-Lisa Osvalder is professor in Human Machine Systems, senior lecturer in Ergonomics and has a Ph.D. in traffic safety (biomechanics and injury prevention). She is responsible for the human-machine research group, which focuses on the interaction between users and technology as well as human factors engineering design. Evaluation of use errors, usability problems and comfort aspects are of high interest. Application areas are complex socio-technical systems with safety aspects in focus (process control in nuclear power plants & process industries, vehicles, medial technology, aviation and shipping) as well as various ergonomic products (office chairs, computer devices, working tools, sport equipment and child restraints). Regarding complex systems, control room design is in focus; operators’ information needs of relevant process data as well as ergonomic features in the working environment. Emphasis is also made on methods for evaluation of safety aspects, design of alarm and automation systems with a resilient engineering approach. In the area of traffic safety attention is on children’s motion behaviour, comfort and safety issues during car riding, where methods for objective and subjective evaluation of sitting postures, activities and attitudes have been developed.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2012–2016

Operator Safety Issues of Control Room Designs

Anna-Lisa Osvalder Design and Human Factors
Eva Simonsen Design and Human Factors
The Swedish Radiation Safety authority (SSM)

2012–2014

Operator of the Future

Johan Stahre Production Systems
Lars-Ola Bligård Design and Human Factors
Vanesa Garrido Hernandez Production Systems
Åsa Fasth Berglund Production Systems
Cecilia Berlin Production Systems
Sandra Mattsson Production Systems
Anna-Lisa Osvalder Design and Human Factors
Magnus Åkerman Production Systems
Malin Tarrar Production Systems
VINNOVA

2013–2014

SADE: Safety culture in desing - improving resilience throughout the life-cycle of nuclear power plant

Anna-Lisa Osvalder Design and Human Factors
Eva Simonsen Design and Human Factors
NKS Sekretariatet

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Publications

2018

Categories of measures to guide choice of human factors methods for nuclear power plant control room evaluation

Eva Simonsen, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Safety Science. Vol. 102, p. 101-109
Journal article
2017

Kinematics and Shoulder Belt Engagement of Children on Belt-Positioning Boosters during Emergency Braking Events

Gretchen Baker, Isabelle Stockman, Katarina Bohman et al
2017 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings, 13-15 September 2017, Antwerp (Belgium) (IRC-17-51)
Paper in proceedings
2017

Evaluating usability problems and use errors in ergonomic products: comparing analytical methods and usability test

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Vol. 5 (1)
Journal article
2017

NES2017 Conference Proceedings: JOY AT WORK

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Mikael Blomé, Hajnalka Bodnar
Edited book
2017

Development of an online course “Work and Technology on Human Terms”

Gunnar Lagerström, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Jörgen Eklund et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Use profiles in Activity-based Flexible Offices – A case study

Maral Babapour Chafi, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES2017) Conference Proceedings; A-L. Osvalder, M. Blomé, and H. Bodnar (Eds.), 20-23 August, Lund. p. 197-204. (2017), p. 6-
Paper in proceedings
2017

Adult’s and Children’s Attitudes towards Extra Seat Belts in the Rear Seats

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Katarina Bohman, Ida Hansson
2017 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings, 13-15 September 2017, Antwerp (Belgium) (RC-17-52)
Paper in proceedings
2016

Cultural features of design and shared learning for safety: A Nordic nuclear industry perspective

Nadezhda Gotchevaa, Pia Oedewald, Mikael Wahlström et al
Safety Science. Vol. 81 (Special Issue), p. 90-98
Journal article
2016

Transferring Tacit Knowldge in Process Control

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Anders Colmsjö
J.I. Kantola et al. (eds.), Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Comnputing, 498, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, p. 485-492
Paper in proceedings
2016

Validation of a Movable Truck Driving Simulation Tool – Comparing Truck Drivers’ Sitting Postures in a Simulator and in Field Truck Driving.

Erik Ohlson, Tina Koohnavard, Anna-Lisa Osvalder et al
Proceedings of DSC 2016 Europe - Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition. Driving Simulation Association.Paris, 7-9 September, p. 243-
Conference poster
2015

Truck drivers' postural and visual behavior An explorative study to understand expectations on current designs and future vehicles

Erik Ohlson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Procedia Manufacturing. Vol. 3 (6116-6123), p. 6116-6123
Paper in proceedings
2015

Aspects of the nuclear power plant control room system contributing to safe operation

Eva Simonsen, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Procedia Manufacturing. Vol. 3, p. 1248-1255
Paper in proceedings
2015

Design features of an office chair promoting health and performance upon sedentary work

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Anders Colmsjö
Conference contribution
2015

Children's and Adults' Comfort Experience of Extra Seat Belts When Riding in the Rear Seat of a Passenger Car

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Ida Hansson, Katarina Bohman
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 16, p. 46-51
Journal article
2015

Method characteristics for viable human factors engineering practice

Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Report
2015

Ergonomic features of control room environments for improved operator comfort and support

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Jonas Andersson, Lars-Ola Bligård et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Teaching design students to reflect on ergonomics design for all user groups in society

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Erik Ohlson
Conference contribution
2015

An analytical ergonomic risk evaluation of body postures during daily cleaning tasks in horse stables

Lotta Löfqvist, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård et al
Work. Vol. 51 (4), p. 667-682
Journal article
2015

Strategies to develop and strengthen human factors and ergonomics knowledge among stakeholders in Sweden

Jane Ahlin, Cecilia Österman, Anna-Lisa Osvalder et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Predictive use error analysis – Development of AEA, SHERPA and PHEA to better predict, identify and present use errors

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 44 (1), p. 153-170
Journal article
2014

Managing safety culture in design activities: evidence from the Nordic nuclear power domain

Nadezhda Gotcheva, Luigi Macchi, Håkan Alm et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Evaluation of computer workers’ usage of posture adjustments of an ergonomic office chair

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Colmsjö Anders
Conference poster
2014

Improving design processes in the nuclear domain–Insights on organisational challenges from safety culture and resilience engineering perspectives

Macchi Luigi, Nadezhda Gotcheva, Håkan Alm et al
NKS (Nordic Nuclear Safety Research) Article Series. Vol. NKS-301
Magazine article
2014

CCPE: Methodology for a Combined Evaluation of Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics in the Interaction between Human and Machine

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing. Vol. 24 (6), p. 685-711
Journal article
2014

Handling and comfort evaluation of extra seat belt concepts for rear seat passengers

Ida Hansson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Katarina Bohman
Report
2013

Enhanced Cognitive Walkthrough: Development of the Cognitive Walkthrough Method to Better Predict, Identify, and Present Usability Problems

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 2013
Journal article
2013

Requirements on Human Factors Methods for Evaluating Safety in Future Nuclear Power Plant Control Rooms

Eva Simonsen, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Håkan Alm
Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting - Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organisation (MTO) Sessions; 10-15 Mars, 2013, Storefjell, Norge.. Vol. HPR-379, vol. 1, C2.4
Paper in proceedings
2013

Older Children’s Sitting Postures, Behaviour and Comfort Experience during Ride – A Comparison between an Integrated Booster Cushion and a High-Back Booster

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Ida Hansson, Isabelle Stockman et al
Proceedings 2013 IRCOBI Conference, 11-13 September, Gothenburg, Sweden (IRC-13-105)
Journal article
2012

Adoption of ergonomic features in a new reach truck cabin design – a usability study

Maral Babapour Chafi, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård
Work. Vol. 41 (Supplement 1/ 2012), p. 1486-1492
Journal article
2012

The human element in maritime logistics

Cecilia Österman, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Maritime logistics: a complete guide to effective shipping and port management. Edited by Dong-Wook Song & Photis M Panayides, p. 59-74
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2012

The operator of the future – a key to competitive industry in a future information society

Camilla Grane, Lena Abrahamsson, Jonas Andersson et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

The alarm system and a possible way forward

Håkan Alm, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. Vol. 41 (Supplement 1/ 2012), p. 2840-2844
Journal article
2012

Ergonomic evaluation of long-shafted tools used in horse stables: the effects of shaft length variation and work technique on working posture

Lotta Löfqvist, Maral Babapour Chafi, Anna-Lisa Osvalder et al
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Vol. 1 (3), p. 298-312
Journal article
2012

Transfer of control system interface solutions from other domains to the thermal power industry

Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Work. Vol. 41 (Supplement 1/2012), p. 2859-2865
Journal article
2012

Comfort aspects important for the performance and safety of kitesurfing

L. Lundgren, S. Brorsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Work. Vol. 41 (Supplement: 1), p. 1221-1225
Journal article
2011

The alarm problem – The real problem?

Håkan Alm, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2011

Implementation of usability analysis to detect problems in the management of kitesurfing equipment

Lina Lundgren, Lars-Ola Bligård, Sofia Brorsson et al
Procedia Engineering, APCST: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Sports Technology Melbourne, VIC; 28 August 2011 through 31 August 2011. Vol. 13, p. 525-530
Paper in proceedings
2011

To Develop Viable Human Factors Engineering Methods for Improved Industrial Use

Jonas Andersson, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder et al
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (PART 1), p. 355-362
Paper in proceedings
2011

The alarm problem - Some ideas for improvement

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Håkan Alm
Paper in proceedings
2011

Injuries related to injuries

Lina Lundgren, Sofia Brorsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2011

Injuries related to kitesurfing

L. Lundgren, S. Brorsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol. 53, p. 1132-1136
Journal article
2011

Förbättrad arbetsmiljö i kontrollrum genom fokus på ökad människa-maskininteraktion

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Jonas Andersson, Lars-Ola Bligård et al
Conference contribution
2011

Older Children's Sitting Postures when Riding in the Rear Seat

Lotta Jakobsson, Katarina Bohman, Isabelle Stockman et al
2011 IRCOBI Conference, 14-16 September 2011, Krakow , Poland, p. 137-148
Paper in proceedings
2011

Kinematics and shoulder belt position of child rear seat passengers during vehicle maneuvers

Katarina Bohman, Isabelle Stockman, Lotta Jakobsson et al
Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. Vol. 55, p. 15-26
Journal article
2011

Visualisering av anläggningsstatus - Utformning av innovativa gränssnittspresentationer

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson et al
Report
2011

Sport performance and perceived musculoskeletal stress, pain and discomfort in kitesurfing

Lina Lundgren, Sofia Brorsson, Marita Hilliges et al
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. Vol. 11, p. 142-158
Journal article
2010

Considering the Importance of User Profiles in Interface Design

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, MariAnne Karlsson
In User Interfaces. Mátrai, R. (ed), p. 61-80
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2010

Exploring Maritime Ergonomics from a Bottom Line Perspective

Cecilia Österman, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Linda Rose
WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. Vol. 9 (2), p. 153-168
Journal article
2010

Effect of booster seat design on children's choice of seating positions during naturalistic riding

Marianne Andersson, Katarina Bohman, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine - 54th Annual Scientific Conference; Las Vegas, USA, 17-20 October 2010, p. 171-180
Paper in proceedings
2010

Design of an overview display for rapid perception of plant status

Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Proceedings of the International Conference on Control Room Design, p. 199-206
Paper in proceedings
2010

Visualisation of automatic sequences - integration with process mimic display

Jonas Andersson, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Proceedings of the International Conference on Control Room Design, p. 290-297
Paper in proceedings
2009

Graphical visualization of process status for thermal power plants

Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson, Anna Thunberg et al
Paper in proceedings
2009

Framework to describe and categorise a complex human-machine system

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson et al
Paper in proceedings
2009

Good Practice Regarding Alarm System Design and Alarm Management Strategies for Complex Process Control Settings

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2009
Paper in proceedings
2009

Usability Tests as a Benchmarking Tool - A Case Study on Complex Medical Ventilators

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Contemporary Ergonomics 2009, p. 182-188
Paper in proceedings
2009

Methods for risk analysis of use of medical equipment

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Conference contribution
2009

Levels of Automation and User Control in Use of an Automatic Turbine System

Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2009, p. 107-110
Conference contribution
2009

Utformning av kontrollrum för värmekraftverk och pappers- och massafabrik

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård, Jonas Andersson et al
Report
2009

Considering the importance of user profiles in interface design

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, MariAnne Karlsson
User Interfaces, p. 23-
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2009

Procedure for an ergonomic comparative analysis of heavy handtools - Application on power-cutters

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård
Conference contribution
2009

Considering the importance of user profiles in interface design

Anna-Lisa Osvalder
User Interfaces, p. 23-
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2008

Människa-tekniksystem

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Pernilla Ulfvengren
Arbete och teknik på människans villkor, p. 85-
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2008

Misuse of Booster Cushions – An Observation Study of Children’s Performance during Buckling Up

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Katarina Bohman
Annals of Advance in Automotive Medicine, AAAM 52nd Annual Scientific Conference; San Diego, CA; United States; 6 October 2008 through 8 October 2008, p. 49-58
Paper in proceedings
2008

In Search for Common Ground - How An Automatic Turbine System Supports Operator Work

Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2008, 16-19 Sep., Funchal, Portugal. Vol. 2008, p. 73-74
Conference poster
2008

Riskanalys av användning av medicinteknisk utrustning

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2008

Larm och larmsystem

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Report
2008

Bättre samspel mellan operatör och larmsystem kan öka effektiviteten och säkerheten

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Nucleus (2), p. 12-15
Magazine article
2008

Utvecklingsprocesser

Stig Karlsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Linda Rose
Arbete och teknik på människans villkor, p. 38-
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2008

Arbete och teknik på människans villkor

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Mats Bohgard, Stig Karlsson et al
Edited book
2008

Metoder

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Linda Rose, Stig Karlsson
Arbete och teknik på människans villkor, p. 105-
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2008

Användarvänlig utrustning ger ökad patientsäkerhet

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård
Patientsäkerhet Tema - Socialstyrelsen (3), p. 8-11
Magazine article
2008

Proaktivt arbete mot användningsfel och användarvänlighetsproblem med medicinteknisk utrustning

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Medicinteknikdagarna 2008, p. 23-
Paper in proceedings
2007

Rear seat frontal impact protection for children seated on booster cushions - an attitude, handling and safety approach

Katarina Bohman, Ola Boström, Anna-Lisa Osvalder et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

Usability and ergonomics in medical equipment

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lars-Ola Bligård
Paper in proceedings
2007

Design of Usable Alarm Systems.

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Anna Thunberg
Paper in proceedings
2007

Use of Classic Risk Analysis in Usability Engineering Work with Trams and Elderly

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Maria Eriksson et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

What constitutes a well-designed alarm system?

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2007

Biomechanics of Extreme Sports- A Kite Surfing Scenario.

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Lina Lundgren, Maritha Hilliges et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

An Analytical Approach for Predicting and Identifying Use Error and Usability Problem

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 4799, p. 427-440
Journal article
2007

Ergonomisk utvärdering av spårövergångar och säkerhetsåtgärder.

Maria Eriksson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Sven Dahlman
Report
2007

Message of everyday life sound signals – Interaction between sound physics and sound perception.

Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Linn Osvalder, Hanna Holqvist et al
Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomic Society (NES) conference, Lysekil, Sweden, Oct.1-3, 2007., p. 6-
Paper in proceedings
2007

User Expertise Difference When Interacting with Simple Medical User Interface

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, MariAnne Karlsson
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 4799, p. pp.441-446
Journal article
2007

Learning From Experienced User in Real Life.

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2007

The Human Factors Engineering (HFE) process, usability quality and use safety for medical equipment

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2007

Automation Inflicted Differences on Operator Performance in Nuclear Power Plant Control Rooms

Jonas Andersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Anna Thunberg
Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organisation Sessions. Vol. HPR 367 Vol. 1
Conference contribution
2006

Attitude - Handling - Comfort

Maria Eriksson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, K Bohman
Report
2006

Insulin Pumps Better Adapted for Diabetics' Every Day Life

Maria Eriksson, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Conference poster
2006

Design of alarm systems in different complex control settings

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Conference contribution
2006

Using Enhanced Cognitive Walkthrough as a Usability Evaluation Method for Medical Equipment

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2006

Frontal Impact Protection of Children on Booster Cushions - an Attitude, Handling and Safety Approach

K Bohman, O Boström, Maria Eriksson et al
Conference contribution
2006

Predictive Ergonomic Error Analysis - A Method to Detect Incorrect Ergonomic Actions

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2006

Design of User Friendly Insulin Pumps for Diabetics

Maria Eriksson, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2006

Human System Interface Design for Team Work in Complex Process Control

Anna Thunberg, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2005

Exploring User Background Settings in Cognitive Walkthrough Evaluation on Medical Prototype Interfaces: A Case Study.

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Sven Dahlman
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 35 (4), p. pp.379-390
Journal article
2005

Usability Evaluation of a GUI Prototype for a Ventilator Machine.

Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. Vol. 18 (5-6), p. 365-372
Journal article
2005

Young Diabetics' User Requirements of Insulin Pump

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Conference contribution
2005

Ergonomic evaluation of child car seats – comfort and usability

Ingrid M Pettersson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2004

Eliciting User Requirements and Evaluation of Usability for Insulin Pumps

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna Jönsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2004

Survey of Alarm Systems in Nuclear and Process Industry During Disturbances

Anna Jönsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2004

Alarm Systems in the Nuclear Industry - Survey of the Working Situation and Identification of Future Research Issues

Anna Jönsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Conny Holmström et al
Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organisation Session, HPR-363. Vol. 1
Paper in proceedings
2004

Usability of Reusable SpO2 Sensors: A Comparison between two Sensor Types

Azra Moric, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2003

Evaluating alarm system design on medical equipment in the early design stage: A three-method based approach.

Yuanhua Liu, Sven Dahlman, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2003

Using a Human Factors Engineering Process to Develop New User Interfaces for Home Car Air-Flow Generators

Lars-Ola Bligård, Sofia Wass, Erik Liljegren et al
Paper in proceedings
2003

Developing User-Friendly Interfaces for Medical Devices

Erik Liljegren, Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Paper in proceedings
2003

Utvärdering och konceptdesign av användargränssnitt för insulinpump

Lars-Ola Bligård, Anna Jönsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Report
1992

Static and Dynamic Load Response of the Lumbar Spine in Flexion

Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Doctoral thesis