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Human integration of bridge technology


Lutzhoft, M, Human integration of bridge technology, Proceedings of the 2005 RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference - Human Factors in Ship Design, Safety and Operation, 2005, London, United kingdom, pp. 175-181. ISBN 1905040091 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]


The introduction of modern, integrated, technology appears to add a new and problematic dimension to ship accidents. We know that people adapt new technology, or adapt to it, in ways that can only be observed in actual use. In this 4-year study, 15 passenger and cargo ships were visited. The results show that mariners perform integration work. To be able to integrate on any level, mariners must perform adaptations to get various types of technology aligned in appropriate ways to get their work done. Examples of what mariners integrate are data and information - and - human and machine work. This paper discusses why integration work is performed and examples are given. It is further argued that ethnography as a method for data collection and analysis can increase the understanding of practice held by various stakeholders, including mariners, and also provide guidance for designers of technology. © 2005: Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Data collection; Problematic dimension; Ship accidents; Stakeholders; Accidents; Data reduction; Information science; Ships; Human engineering
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics
Research Field:Automation engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:92500
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-06-20
Last Modified:2014-06-20

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