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How Digital Assistance Systems Improve Work Productivity in Assembly

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Informational assistance systems contribute decisively to increasing the work productivity in manual assembly processes. However, at this point it is still unclear which problems of information representation actually arise in manual assembly operations and how these problems may be solved through the use of informational assistance systems. In two example cases, this paper identifies problems of information representation by juxtaposing actual and target processes. Using the method of inductive category development, the identified problems of information representation are collected in a total of five categories, for which principles for the design of informational assembly assistance systems are then formulated.


  • Assistance systems
  • Work productivity
  • Manual assembly information representation

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This publication is part of the “Montextas4.0” project for excellence in assembly funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) (grant no. 02L15A260).

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Hinrichsen, S., Bendzioch, S. (2019). How Digital Assistance Systems Improve Work Productivity in Assembly. In: Nunes, I. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction. AHFE 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 781. Springer, Cham.

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