125 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 28 B/W Illus.
Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology first introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of this approach for mining equipment and new technology: HCD is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by explicitly focusing on the end-user, their tasks and their work environment/use context. The book outlines three linked areas of mining HCD: key principles, examples of design processes, and what kinds of tools for data collection and evaluation are available.
The possible future uses of Human-Centered Design in more fully automated mining are presented, and the role of HCD within wider human system integration are outlined. The ‘how to’ nature of this book makes it attractive to mining equipment manufacturers, technology developers, mine site personnel, human factors researchers, safety scientists and regulators.
Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology, through case studies, provides a much needed guide to undertaking HCD for mining equipment and new technology.
List of Table and Figure Captions
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Chapter 1 Why HCD for Mining Equipment?
Chapter 2 Principles, Processes, and Tools for HCD
Chapter 3 Current Status of Mining HCD
Chapter 4 HCD Educational Material
Chapter 5 HCD Case Studies
Chapter 6 What Now for Mining HCD?