Task Analysis in System Ergonomics

  • Heiner Bubb
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 25)


In the preceding paper it has been more generally shown, how system ergonomics is especially concerned with the development of ergonomic analysis and design methods and their application to the solution of man-machine-system problems which arise during system design. The steps have been pointed out, through which a system ergonomic application has to run (development phase, realisation phase and finally operation phase) and it has been demonstrated that various disciplines have to contribute to system ergonomics. Moreover different solution proposals are generated by system ergonomics. It should also be a task of this discipline to select the best solution by the cost criterion. Assuming that system performance requirements and system function have already been determined, the “function allocation” distributes system functions to personal and machine elements.


Task Analysis Force Function Control Element Sequential Operation Structure Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiner Bubb
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  1. 1.Institut für Ergonomie der Technischen UniversitätMünchenGermany

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