Cognitive Aspects Affecting Human Performance in Manual Assembly
2016 (English)In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX / [ed] Yee Mey Goh, Keith Case, IOS Press, 2016, 231-236 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper concerns the handling of information in assembly work environments. Several studies involving both literature reviews, case studies andobservations were conducted to find factors that affect human performance in manual assembly. The main experiment with 36 subjects used a mixed method design with a quantitative study, including time and errors as dependant measures,a qualitative study, including workload ratings, and a questionnaire. The experiment involved the assembly of a pedal car and the components werepresented using structured kits, unstructured kits and material racks. Assembly information was presented as text & component numbers or photographs, and situations with and without component variation were considered. Among theresults it was found that assembly times and workload ratings were lower when using a kit, whereas using a material rack resulted in perceived decreased workflow and increased stress and frustration. Assembly times and workload ratings were lower when using photographs, whereas using text and numbers increased mental workload.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2016. 231-236 p.
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X
Cognitive ergonomics, manual assembly, human factors, manufacturing, information design, material presentation, kitting
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12945DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-668-2-231ISI: 000383745300038ISBN: 978-1-61499-667-5ISBN: 978-1-61499-668-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12945DiVA: diva2:972794
14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Loughborough, United Kingdom, September 6–8, 2016.