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Human Centered Design for the Operating Plant-Part 2

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 2 comments so far
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In our continuing series on why and how technologies developed with a human centered design (HCD) approach, Emerson’s Tom Wallace looks more closely at guided configuration and setup as well as leveraging productivity across different device types and protocols. Traditionally, different devices have different configuration and setup parameters and processes. Since configuration and setup is […]

Trend from Industrial Use to Personal Use Reverses

Posted in Technologies, Usability on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. No comments yet
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It used to be that developments in industry found their ways into our homes. Today, the reverse is true more often than not. The technologies we touch in our homes impact industrial product developments. In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Anand Iyer, a control systems project manager, shares perspectives on this change. Time was when you […]

How We Work-Human Centered Design for the Operating Plant

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Tom Wallace continues his series on the impact of human centered design on the technologies used by automation professionals. In previous blog posts, I shared some of the science behind Human Centered Design (HCD). In this and the next couple of blog posts, I’ll share ways that HCD is applied to devices in an […]

Are Human-Technology Interactions Solving or Causing Problems? Part 2

Posted in Technologies, Usability on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. One comment so far
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Last week, Emerson’s Tom Wallace posed the question Are Human-Technology Interactions Solving or Causing Problems? in part one of a two-part series. Today, Tom explores this question by looking at how we learn, how we think, and how this applies to human-technology interactions. How we learn. Tom notes that there are a variety of learning […]

Are Human-Technology Interactions Solving or Causing Problems? Part 1

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Usability on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. One comment so far
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Process automation engineers’ decisions impact everything from project cost and schedule, to uptime, throughput, quality, and safety. Instruments and valves connect the physics and chemistry of your process, and the decisions made by your automation systems and personnel. Those decisions form the foundation of business and personal job success. Emerson’s Tom Wallace, whom you may […]