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Application of contextual design methodology within dynamic work environments: a pilot study.

Authors
Mead-PR; Winchester-WW III; Hung-Y-H
Source
Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 30 - June 3, 2009, Miami, Florida. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2009 May; :1066-1071
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20043283
Abstract
The Contextual Design methodology is a user-centered design approach that has been utilized in static environments as a quick and affordable alternative to traditional methodologies, such as Ethnographic studies. Little work has been done in dynamic work environments in which user's needs and routines change daily. This study utilized Contextual Design in the development of a mobile technology-based safety intervention for Small Builders, to determine its feasibility and effectiveness with respect to dynamic work environments. This study presents the resulting safety intervention, as well as the pros and cons associated with the use of Contextual Design.
Keywords
Workers; Work-environment; Construction; Construction-workers; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Monitoring-systems; Education; Training; Environmental-control; Models; Demographic-characteristics; Humans; Men; Age-groups; Questionnaires; Author Keywords: Contextual-Design; User-Centered Design; Construction; Safety; Human Factors
Publication Date
20090530
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008308
Source Name
Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 30 - June 3, 2009, Miami, Florida
State
VA
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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