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Guidelines for Designing Human-friendly User Interfaces for Factory Floor Manufacturing Operators

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 7-9, 2015, Proceedings, Part II
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22759-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22758-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems
Period1/01/00 → …


Agility and fast reaction to changes is required in today’s turbulent manufacturing environment. Unfortunately, the commonly used user interfaces
(UIs) on the factory floor don’t support such rapid reaction. Even though the
human involvement improves agility and reactivity of production systems, it is
also a source of uncertainty, especially when it comes to information inputting.
Therefore, specific attention should be placed on human-friendly UI design, in
order to improve the reliability of collected data and productivity of operations,
as well as to make the workplaces more attractive for the future operators. This
paper gives generic guidelines for human-friendly UI design and represents a
case study in the context of manufacturing IT-system design.


  • User-centric design, human-friendly design, user interface, manufacturing environment, IT-system

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