HTO - a complementary ergonomics perspective

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

HTO - a complementary ergonomics perspective
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Author:Anette KARLTUN (Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, Jönköping University, Sweden)
Johan KARLTUN (Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, Jönköping University, Sweden)
Jörgen EKLUND (School of Technology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Martina BERGLUND (Dept. of Engineering and Management, Linköping University, Sweden)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C3 - Humans, technology and organization – part II
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2312

While the broad field of ergonomics and human factors provides a strong potential in systems analysis, design and improvement, the focus risks being perceived unclear for different stakeholders. This paper addresses how focusing the interactions between Humans, Technology and Organization by using the HTO concept contributes to the understanding, communication and use of systems thinking inherent in the discipline of Ergonomics and Human Factors. The authors’ experiences illustrate how the use of the HTO concept in various industries and in academic teaching gives advantages regarding interactions, communicativeness, attractiveness, activity and pedagogical benefits.