Keynote presentation

DCA deliver keynote at Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Published on: 21st April 2015

DCA’s  Research Lead, Dan Jenkins, gave a presentation on  the development of the Hitachi Class 800/801 trains to the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) at their annual conference on the 14th April 2015. The presentation focussed on the importance of the integration of human factors into the design and development process and the consideration of inclusive design in rail vehicle interior design. 

A seven step process was discussed that explains how requirements were gathered and refined, and the role of mock-ups and prototypes at differing levels of fidelity. Two new methods were also discussed, one for assessing glare within cabs and one for assessing the cab and desk layout against known tasks.

Dan also gave a second presentation on designing more innovative product specifications.