Designing for future professional activity: Examples from ship bridge operation design

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a design approach for generating radical design concepts for professional activity. The approach includes analysis of domain-specific work activity, user-experience goals setting as well as work domain and technology trend foresight. The intention of the approach is that the concept solutions reflect the existing means and professional recourses applied in work activity, the potential benefits of future technology, and the existing and future challenges particular to a certain work domain. This approach is exemplified with a ship command bridge design case in which future bridge concepts were generated for three ship types: tugboats, platform supply vessels, and cargo ships. Several subject-matter expert interviews and observations were conducted for gathering understanding required to generate the concept ideas. From the existing user-centred design approaches, our approach combines elements of experience design, co-design, and contextual design, but includes certain features for the purpose of creating radical instead of incremental design solutions, the latter typically being the result of user-centred design. These features include, futurology, generation of broad systems usability design goals with Core-Task Analysis method, reformulation of user-experience goals into themes, stories, or personas, and co-design in the end of the concept design process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics 2014: Proceedings of the 5th AHFE Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics In Design, Usability & Special Populations, Part II
    EditorsFrancisco Rebelo, Marcelo Soares
    Pages238-249
    Volume17
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014 - Kraków, Poland
    Duration: 19 Jul 201423 Jul 2014
    Conference number: 5

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014
    Abbreviated titleAHFE 2014
    Country/TerritoryPoland
    CityKraków
    Period19/07/1423/07/14

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