Basic Data for the Design of Consoles

  • Heinz-Peter Rühmann
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 25)


Consoles, information boards and panels are elements especially suitable for the installation of displays and controls. These elements are usually placed in central departments of a system (control rooms and stations) and provide for the monitoring and controlling of technical processes.


Control Room Work Surface Optimal Field Automatic Process Control Binocular Field 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz-Peter Rühmann
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  1. 1.Institut für ErgonomieTechnischen UniversitätMünchenGermany

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