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Significance of the dimensional view for visualizing relevant aspects of a production system in a co-operative planning process
LuleƄ University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
2002 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 45, no 13, 910-921 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Pictorial visualization is expected to facilitate communication between industrial professionals when planning working environments and production systems. This hypothesis was investigated by studying how 24 participants including managers, supervisors, machine operators, and occupational health and safety officials, judged three types of computer animated visualization varying in dimensional view (scale and scope of a production line): shop floor view/survey of shop floor; production unit view/semi-survey of production unit; and workplace view/close-up of workplace, in relation to a set of planning issues. The participants participated in a controlled 2-day planning workshop, redesigning a fictitious manufacturing process by means of computer graphics, and then responded to a questionnaire. It can be concluded that shop floor view as well as production unit view are significant for survey planning issues, while all 3-dimensional views are significant for close-up planning issues. Analogously, all dimensional views are significant for technocentric planning issues, whereas only the workplace view is valuable for anthropocentric planning issues.

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2002. Vol. 45, no 13, 910-921 p.
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Engineering Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5534DOI: 10.1080/00140130210126360Local ID: 3a98c260-c1b6-11db-9ea3-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:978408

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