PsychNology Journal, Volume 1, Number 4, 378 – 390

Software Design and Evaluation by Ergonomics Knowledge and Intelligent Design System (EKIDES)

Dr.-Ing. Iwona Jastrzebska-FraczeK, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heiner Bubb
Institute of Ergonomics, Technische Universität München, München, Germany

ABSTRACT

The database system EKIDES (Ergonomics Knowledge and Intelligent Design System) assists designers of technical systems, equipment, products and workplaces to meet ergonomic requirements for all system components and their interactions during the planning, development and subsequent design and blueprint processes. EKIDES is a design tool in form of an electronic reference system and an evaluation tool for work places and products. The ergonomic tests can be carried out by using the Basic, Consulting or Product Modules of EKIDES. Furthermore, if the required measurement equipment is not available, or if a qualitative task or product analysis is sufficient, the module Checklist may be used.


KEYWORDS

design tools, electronic reference system, database system. .


CITE AS

Jastrzebska-FraczeK I., Bubb H. (2003). Software Design and Evaluation by Ergonomics Knowledge and Intelligent Design System (EKIDES). PsychNology Journal, 1(4), 378 – 390. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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