Computer-aided planning of production, working and residential environments
1996 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 17, no 1, 59-68 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper discusses a computer-aided planning methodology and its applicability for planning of industrial production and working environments as well as for planning of residential and working environments for the differently abled. The methodology has been developed and evaluated in six case studies in mechanical industries and in six case studies related to adaptations for the differently abled.The results from the case studies indicate that computer-supported modelling and visualisation may serve as a common and efficient language facilitating communication about multifaceted environmental planning issues. The methodology is a cost-effective way of demonstrating layout ideas and testing dynamic activities like manufacturing and transportation. Corporate groups comprising people involved in, or affected by, development work seem to be a fruitful approach for cooperation, one which enhances learning and creativity. Such groups may be a proper forum for the dissemination of information, exchange of opinions, utilisation of both expert and lay experiences, and for public testing of current reality or future plans in such a way that mutual understanding between different professional categories is increased, hence promoting internal commitment.Relevance to industryThe success of design projects depends both on their quality from a technical and economic point of view, and on the quality of their implementation and use. This paper discusses a computer-aided planning technique and its applicability and quality in both these respects. The technique is developed for planning of industrial working environments and for planning of residential and working environments for the differently abled.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 17, no 1, 59-68 p.
Research subject Engineering Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4256DOI: 10.1016/0169-8141(94)00104-9Local ID: 22dcd890-2cbe-11dd-9c9b-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4256DiVA: diva2:977120
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