The Virtual Environments and New Human-Centred Design Method in the Desing of Vehicular Working Machine Interfaces

Kaj Helin, Juhani Viitaniemi, Simo-Pekka Leino, Boris Krassi, Matthieu Poyade

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    Abstract

    In the field of movable machines and vehicles, the user demands and the requirements for versatility of products are becoming more challenging. New methods such as human-centred interface design are needed to improve the usability, safety and ergonomics of mobile working machines. This study is aimed to satisfy these needs. The objectives focus on developing new concepts for interface technologies and implementations for movable machines and on implementing a new Virtual Reality platform for user-centred machine design. This paper introduces a new approach to user interface design, which follows a four-step design method combined with Virtual Reality applications, and provides the user with a new instrument for data collection and evaluation. The difficulties involved in the utilisation of Virtual Reality applications are discussed. The four-step method introduced in this paper has been tested in industrial design workshops.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, AHFE 2008
    Place of PublicationLas Vegas
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics: AHFE 2008 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 14 Jul 200817 Jul 2008

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
    CountryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period14/07/0817/07/08

    Keywords

    • virtual reality
    • human-centred design
    • human-machine interaction
    • design method

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