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Applying Design Thinking and Collaboration

Posted in Digital Transformation, Usability on Monday, October 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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Just over a decade ago, Emerson announced the formation of a Human Centered Design Institute. Its goal was to: …make products that are not only reliable, compatible and cost-effective, but also bring about a significant improvement in ease-of-use and workforce productivity. Over this past decade, this human-centered design (HCD) approach has been applied to software, […]

Streamlining and Simplifying Maintenance Tech Actions

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, January 13th, 2017. 3 comments so far
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Process manufacturing plants with thousands or tens of thousands of measurement devices must keep these operating reliably and accurately for the process control strategies to perform effectively. Maintenance technicians have the responsibility to configure, troubleshoot and repair measurement instrumentation as problems develop. Traditionally, these technicians needed to remove the device from service, bring to the […]

Improving Technology through Your Feedback

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Event, Usability on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. No comments yet
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I recently upgraded my home’s thermostats with the Sensi thermostat, made by the Emerson Climate Technologies business group. I mention this because human centered design (HCD) is the subject of today’s post. Sensi thermostats are great examples of the Internet of Things combined with an intuitive user experience. I’m easily able to remotely control the […]

Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. No comments yet
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Safe operations are a top priority for process manufacturers and producers. One major area affecting process and personnel safety is the capabilities and performance of plant operators. The Center for Operator Performance (COP) consortium brings together: …a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human […]

Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook

Posted in Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Danny Streets and Dennis Barrow shared their experience in optimizing pulp & paper batch digest operations. Their abstract: Emerson has enhanced its SmartProcess Cook solution for batch digesters in the Pulp & Paper Industry taking advantage of the DeltaV system’s Human Centered Design (HCD) graphics and class based equipment modules to enhance the ease […]