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Integrating ergonomics into engineering design: the role of objects.
Appl Ergon. 2014 May; 45(3):647-54.AE

Abstract

The objective of this study was to explore the role of objects in integrating ergonomic knowledge in engineering design processes. An engineering design case was analyzed using the theoretical concepts of boundary objects and intermediary objects: Boundary objects facilitate collaboration between different knowledge domains, while the aim of an intermediary object is to circulate knowledge and thus produce a distant effect. Adjustable layout drawings served as boundary objects and had a positive impact on the dialog between an ergonomist and designers. An ergonomic guideline document was identified as an intermediary object. However, when the ergonomic guidelines were circulated in the design process, only some of the guidelines were transferred to the design of the sterile processing plant. Based on these findings, recommendations for working with objects in design processes are included.

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Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Building 424, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark; ALECTIA Consulting, Teknikerbyen 34, DK 2830 Virum, Denmark. Electronic address: lbjso@dtu.dk.Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Building 424, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24148875

Citation

Hall-Andersen, Lene Bjerg, and Ole Broberg. "Integrating Ergonomics Into Engineering Design: the Role of Objects." Applied Ergonomics, vol. 45, no. 3, 2014, pp. 647-54.
Hall-Andersen LB, Broberg O. Integrating ergonomics into engineering design: the role of objects. Appl Ergon. 2014;45(3):647-54.
Hall-Andersen, L. B., & Broberg, O. (2014). Integrating ergonomics into engineering design: the role of objects. Applied Ergonomics, 45(3), 647-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.09.002
Hall-Andersen LB, Broberg O. Integrating Ergonomics Into Engineering Design: the Role of Objects. Appl Ergon. 2014;45(3):647-54. PubMed PMID: 24148875.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Integrating ergonomics into engineering design: the role of objects. AU - Hall-Andersen,Lene Bjerg, AU - Broberg,Ole, Y1 - 2013/10/20/ PY - 2011/11/17/received PY - 2013/08/13/revised PY - 2013/09/02/accepted PY - 2013/10/24/entrez PY - 2013/10/24/pubmed PY - 2014/10/21/medline KW - Boundary objects KW - Engineering design KW - Intermediary objects SP - 647 EP - 54 JF - Applied ergonomics JO - Appl Ergon VL - 45 IS - 3 N2 - The objective of this study was to explore the role of objects in integrating ergonomic knowledge in engineering design processes. An engineering design case was analyzed using the theoretical concepts of boundary objects and intermediary objects: Boundary objects facilitate collaboration between different knowledge domains, while the aim of an intermediary object is to circulate knowledge and thus produce a distant effect. Adjustable layout drawings served as boundary objects and had a positive impact on the dialog between an ergonomist and designers. An ergonomic guideline document was identified as an intermediary object. However, when the ergonomic guidelines were circulated in the design process, only some of the guidelines were transferred to the design of the sterile processing plant. Based on these findings, recommendations for working with objects in design processes are included. SN - 1872-9126 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24148875/Integrating_ergonomics_into_engineering_design:_the_role_of_objects_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003-6870(13)00179-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -