Nicole Almeida Costa

Doktorand at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Human Factors

Nicole Costa is a Doctoral Candidate with the division of Maritime Human Factors and Navigation. Before joining Chalmers University of Technology, Nicole earned a Master’s degree in Social and Organizational Psychology at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in Portugal. Her research focuses on the amplification of human-centred design and user empowerment in the maritime domain. She has played an important role in EU projects such as CyClaDes, MUNIN, GOTRIS, as well as collaborated with Rolls-Royce UTC. Currently, within the new European Commission's project EfficienSea 2.0, she will be taking an ethnographic approach to user and design research, and performing usability studies within the concept design phase of new e-navigation solutions/services meant to increase safety and efficiency of navigation.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2018

Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Traffic at Sea (EfficienSea) 2

Scott MacKinnon Maritime Human Factors
Yemao Man Maritime Human Factors
Thomas Porathe Maritime Human Factors
Reto Weber Maritime Human Factors
Christopher Anderberg Maritime Human Factors
Nicole Almeida Costa Maritime Human Factors
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

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Publications

2017

Gaps between users and designers: A usability study about a tablet-based application used on ship bridges

Yemao Man, M. Lützhöft, Nicole A. Costa et al
, AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2017. Vol. 597, p. 213-224
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2017

Identifying gaps, opportunities and user needs for future E-navigation technology and information exchange

Nicole A. Costa, Monica Lundh, Scott MacKinnon et al
AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation: Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation, p. 157-169
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2017

Designing for safe operations: promoting a human-centred approach to complex vessel design

Linda de Vries, Per Hogström, Nicole A. Costa et al
Ships and Offshore Structures, p. 1-8
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Implementing human centred design in the context of a graphical user interface redesign for ship manoeuvring

Nicole A. Costa, Eric Holder, Scott MacKinnon et al
International journal of human-computer studies. Vol. 100, p. 55-65
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Procedure for Application-Oriented Optimisation of Marine Propellers

Florian Vesting, Rickard Bensow, Rikard Johansson et al
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. Vol. 4 (4), p. 83
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Introduction to human-centred design for naval architects and designers.

Nicole A. Costa, Linda de Vries, Trevor Dobbins et al
Improving ship operational design, p. 3-16
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

Perceived success factors of participatory ergonomics in ship design

Nicole A. Costa, Linda de Vries, Joakim Dahlman et al
Occupational Ergonomics. Vol. 12 (4), p. 141-150
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Overcoming the challenges of integration of Human-centred Design within the Naval Architecture ship design process

Linda de Vries, Nicole A. Costa, Per Hogström et al
Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Melbourne 9-14 August 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

THE VALUES OF ERGONOMICS IN SHIP DESIGN AND OPERATION

Nicole A. Costa, Margareta Lützhöft,
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation Conference, p. 15-26
Conference paper - non peer reviewed