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Reflections on Production Working Environments in Smart Factories

  • Sebastian PimmingerEmail author
  • Werner Kurschl
  • Mirjam Augstein
  • Thomas Neumayr
  • Christine Ebner
  • Josef Altmann
  • Johann Heinzelreiter
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 971)

Abstract

The fourth industrial revolution has brought new challenges to the production workers in so-called smart factories. The flexible production process and many different product variants call for well-trained human workers. This paper contributes towards a better understanding of manual assembly workers in their everyday environment, since most advances in the production environment are technologically driven. Findings based on the Contextual Design methodology will be discussed and further analyzed in the crosscutting aspects of user, work, social, and environmental context.

Keywords

Human factors Human-Systems integration Systems engineering 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Our work has been conducted within the scope of the project Human-Centered Workplace 4 Industry (HCW4i), funded through the COIN program and managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Pimminger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Werner Kurschl
    • 2
  • Mirjam Augstein
    • 2
  • Thomas Neumayr
    • 1
  • Christine Ebner
    • 3
  • Josef Altmann
    • 2
  • Johann Heinzelreiter
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and DevelopmentUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaHagenbergAustria
  2. 2.School of Informatics, Communications and MediaUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaHagenbergAustria
  3. 3.School of ManagementUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaSteyrAustria

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