Working with the human element: Human Factors and technical innovation from EfficienSea and on to ACCSEAS
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The e-Navigation initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sparked off several new projects working on new technological innovations for the benefit of marine safety. The IMO also acknowledges the necessity to work with the human element in both ends of the development process: innovation needs to be user-driven, and the result needs to be thoroughly tested in a user-centered design process to mitigate unexpected consequences. In the just started ACCSEAS project we expect to work on problems of maritime safety. We expect to produce several suggestions to solutions to these problems. It is vital that we work with the stakeholders, both onboard and ashore, in this project. In this paper some examples of work with the human element in previous projects are presented. These are methods that we hope can inspire other development projects to do similar work.

e-Navigation

human element

user-centred design

Author

Thomas Porathe

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations

George Shaw

Proceedings of the International Symposium. Information on Ships, ISIS 2012

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Transport

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Human Computer Interaction

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Created

10/8/2017