The "human factor" in DFM

Paul, Gunther (2011) The "human factor" in DFM. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Managaement (1) pp. 349-364. From: 10th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Managaement, 4-6 April 2011, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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With a focus on understanding the overall effect of DFM on human factors aspects, DFM/DFA literature was systematically searched, reviewed and critically assessed. The influence of DFM on work organization is analysed using examples from literature, with the aim of quantifying consequences on work performance, job satisfaction and human work load where possible. It is also shown that job enlargement through DFM tasks increases the workload for the Product Designer, who is on the critical path of the engineering process. Without taking measures to counterbalance this higher workload of the Product Designer, DFM projects in complex engineering environments are likely to fail.

Item ID: 48233
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9768143-4-4
Keywords: Design for Manufacturing, Work Organization, Engineering Process, Product Design
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 02:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110601 Biomechanics @ 33%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120302 Design Innovation @ 34%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 100%
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