Integrating ergonomics in design processes: a case study within an engineering consultancy firm

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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This paper reports on a case study within an engineering consultancy firm, where engineering designers and ergonomists were working together on the design of a new hospital sterile processing plant. The objective of the paper is to gain a better understanding of the premises for integrating ergonomics into engineering design processes and how different factors either promote or limit the integration. Based on a grounded theory approach a model illustrating these factors is developed and different hypotheses about how these factors either promote and/or limit the integration of ergonomics into design processes is presented along with the model.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWork
Volume41
Issue numberSupplement 1
Pages (from-to)949-955
ISSN1051-9815
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Peer-reviewedYes
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0

Keywords

  • organizational design, engineering design processes, explorative case study
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