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Along with employing existing human factors methodology to assist in the initial design, Ergonomie also undertakes field research using in depth data collection techniques such as observation, questionnaires, user surveys and interviews.

This research provides a way to capture user requirements and to gather design insights based on a detailed understanding of peoples experience and behaviour in spaces. This is used to develop objectives and design requirements to ensure that the environment works safely, effectively and efficiently for the people that use it. We work with engineers, designers and project members to ensure the appropriate implementation of recommendations.


Control Room Design

Good control room design is vital in minimising and mitigating human error risk.  Failure to consider these factors can result in disastrous consequences for safety critical industries. Well designed control rooms will also improve the efficiency, productivity and safety of the control room operators.

Ergonomie undertakes a user centred process to ensure that the design of control rooms takes into account the tasks and requirements of the control room operators and the needs and requirements of the organisation. We apply our knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics to ensure that the following key aspects of control room design are addressed:

  • control room layout
  • console and work station design
  • interface design and specification
  • control design
  • lighting and ventilation
  • task demands
  • work flows and task allocation
  • operator workload and fatigue
  • team work factors
  •  management systems

At Ergonomie, we have the expertise to evaluate all facets of control room design and make appropriate recommendations for initial design or any subsequent redesign. By evaluating the physical workspace, task demands, and subsequent cognitive and organisational systems, we provide a thorough assessment that addresses all relevant control room issues.

 

OUR EXPERIENCE

Ergonomie employs human factors and ergonomics principles in the design of buildings and sites including retail spaces, control rooms, and airport check-in.  We apply our knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics to evaluate:

  • customer flow
  • process and interaction design
  • use and uptake of new technology
  • suitability of built environment concepts and product space designs for the intended user population
  • task demands
  • interface design and specification
  • space layout
  • maintainability and access for maintenance requirements

We also utilise a range of environmental assessment tools to assess a range of elements related to the optimal design of built environments such as temperature, noise, slip resistance, force, and lighting levels.