Visualizing Ergonomic Data of Industrial Work Processes: A Design Study

Walentin Heft, Linda Pfeiffer, Paul Rosenthal

Abstract

Ergonomics deals with the analysis and design of work processes. To identify ergonomically critical situations, appropriate evaluation options have to be developed to enable an efficient analysis process. Nowadays, such analyses are typically carried out with the help of digital models of the surrounding area and virtual humans. These produce a multitude of geo-referenced and time-oriented data. We present a design study on how to visualize this data to support the ergonomically analysis process optimally. As consequence of a thorough requirements analysis and design process, we propose a novel interactive visualization which provides the user an overview of ergonomically critical situations and their causes. Simultaneously, the user obtains the main stress factors in a compressed form by a glyph-based visual design. Final expert interviews and a usability study depict the utility of the proposed visualization tool.

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Heft W., Pfeiffer L. and Rosenthal P. (2017). Visualizing Ergonomic Data of Industrial Work Processes: A Design Study . In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-228-8, pages 274-282. DOI: 10.5220/0006175202740282


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@conference{ivapp17,
author={Walentin Heft and Linda Pfeiffer and Paul Rosenthal},
title={Visualizing Ergonomic Data of Industrial Work Processes: A Design Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={274-282},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006175202740282},
isbn={978-989-758-228-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017)
TI - Visualizing Ergonomic Data of Industrial Work Processes: A Design Study
SN - 978-989-758-228-8
AU - Heft W.
AU - Pfeiffer L.
AU - Rosenthal P.
PY - 2017
SP - 274
EP - 282
DO - 10.5220/0006175202740282