, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 2-20

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Human-centred appraoches to control and information technology: European experiences

  • Dietrich BrandtAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science (HDZ/IMA), University of Technology (RWTH)
  • , Janko CerneticAffiliated withJ. Stefan Institute

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In this paper, the concept of Human-Centred Technology will be described with regard to the different dimensions of workplace, groupwork and networks and in terms of the frameworks of both society and the natural environment. These different aspects of Human-Centred Systems will be illustrated by a series of case studies representing several European countries. The report covers a wide range of research fields. The emphasis is on technology: the roles of control and information technology in enterprises today — including issues of applying AI — and the strategies of designing and implementing technology taking into account the specific aspects which characterize human-centred systems.


Human-centred systems Information technology Production control