Eva Simonsen

Doktorand at Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Ph.D student A safe operation is an objective for many organizations, and especially for high-risk industries like nuclear power plants. The operation performance is dependent on the performance of the persons executing operation activities, i.e. the operators. The information and control necessary for operation activities are often centralized to a control room, and operator performance is dependent on the design of the control room. When control rooms are being built or modified it is highly important that they support the operator’s activities to achieve a safe operation, thus is it important to evaluate control rooms from a human factors point of view with a focus on safety. The purpose of Eva’s research is to further develop the knowledge about methods to evaluate existing, modified and new control rooms for process control, primarily with focus on safe operation but also performance and well-being.

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Projects

2012–2016

Operator Safety Issues of Control Room Designs

Anna-Lisa Osvalder Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Eva Simonsen Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
The Swedish Radiation Safety authority (SSM)

2013–2014

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

Anna-Lisa Osvalder Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Eva Simonsen Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
NKS Sekretariatet

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Publications

2016

ACD³ - a new framework for activity-centered design

Lars-Ola Bligård, Eva Simonsen, Cecilia Berlin et al
NordDesign 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Exploring an approach to connect the design of nuclear power plant control room systems to the cornerstones of resilience

Eva Simonsen, Anna-Lisa Osvalder,
Proccedings of the 6th REA Symposium, 22nd-25th of June, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

Eva Simonsen, Anna-Lisa Osvalder,
Procedia Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2015, 26-30th of July, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Vol. 3, p. 1248–1255
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Eva Salomonsson, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Håkan Alm et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed