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Reflections on Production Working Environments in Smart Factories

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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.

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  • Human factors
  • Human-Systems integration
  • Systems engineering

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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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Pimminger, S. et al. (2020). Reflections on Production Working Environments in Smart Factories. In: Karwowski, W., Trzcielinski, S., Mrugalska, B. (eds) Advances in Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 971. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20494-5_7

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