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Application of contextual design methodology within dynamic work environments: a pilot study.
Mead PR; Winchester WW III; Hung Y-H
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
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.
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
Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 30 - June 3, 2009, Miami, Florida
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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