A comparison of human factors evaluation approaches for nuclear power plant control room assessment and their relation to levels of design decision specificity
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 2017

Many design decisions must be made and repeatedly evaluated during the development process to form a nuclear power plant control room system that supports safe operation. The purpose of this paper is to compare utilised approaches to evaluate nuclear power plant control room systems and explore how they relate to design decisions at different levels of specificity. The method used was a review of academic literature. The result showed that evaluation of more specific design decisions is largely addressed. However, there is a need to further develop methodologies and methods for formative evaluation of more general design decisions to support assessment earlier in the development process.

Nuclear power

early evaluation

development process

human factors

control room

design decision

evaluation method


Eva Simonsen

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

NES 2017 Conference Proceedings; A-L. Osvalder, M. Blomé, and H. Bodnar (Eds.), 20-23 August, Lund.



Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi