Using 2D and 3D models as tools during a workplace design process – a question of how and when
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The benefits of involving users in a development process are well described. This paper describes a procedure for using 2D and 3D models in a workplace design process, which is based on three rounds of user studies within the maritime domain. The process includes various kinds of models that can be used in order to elicit design feedback in a cost-effective manner. Design teams can greatly benefit from using such mediating objects to draw out the users’ previous experiences. It was found that different model types allow different levels of reflection and questioning of the design from the prospective users.

3D models

Design evaluation

User input

Participative ergonomics

Author

Lars-Ola Bligård

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Cecilia Österman

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

NORDIC ERGONOMICS SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE - 46

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

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Created

10/7/2017