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Human factors for ship design; exploring the bottom rung


Abeysiriwardhane, A and Lutzhoft, M and Enshaei, H, Human factors for ship design; exploring the bottom rung, International Journal of Marine Design, 156, (C1) pp. 153-162. ISSN 2048-7541 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 The Royal Institution of Naval Architects

DOI: doi:10.3940/rina.ijmd.2014.c1.32


This paper is a part of an ongoing study, which will amalgamate maritime Human Factors (HF) and Human-Centred Design (HCD) knowledge into the Naval Architecture syllabus, and study the effects of this change through action research as a promising way to provide a fresh view to the industry from the bottom up. The first cohort to initiate this study consists of final year Naval Architecture students at the Australian Maritime College (AMC). The findings from a classroom questionnaire and an onboard survey that carried out on the training vessel, Bluefin, ~ analysed and the students' perspective on including HF/HCD into their syllabus and the key areas which need to be addressed in a follow up lecture series are presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Human-Centred-Design, Naval Architecture
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Abeysiriwardhane, A (Dr Apsara Abeysiriwardhane)
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
UTAS Author:Enshaei, H (Dr Hossein Enshaei)
ID Code:97900
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2015-01-21
Last Modified:2015-04-21

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