Customising human factors information for better Australian army soldier equipment design and acquisition

Sheena Care, Shahd Al-Janabi, Amy Simpson, Jemma Coleman, Sheena Davis

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    Australian Army equipment is rarely designed and acquired in a manner that meets the expectations of human factors specialists; early consideration of human factors to inform human centred design. This issue is in part due to the difficulty of accessing Australian soldiers to support human centred design. One strategy to mitigate the consequences of such an issue (equipment that is not fit-for-purpose) is formulation of a human systems integration process within the Army acquisition process. This study describes a process by which end-user human factors information can be collated and provided to suit relevant stakeholders. This dissemination of customised end-user information can assist designers, industry partners, and acquisition personnel to design, request, offer, and acquire fit-for-purpose and user-friendly equipment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics in Design
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design
    EditorsFrancisco Rebelo, Marcelo Soares
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030510381
    ISBN (Print)9783030510374
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2020 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume1203 AISC
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357
    ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


    ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2020
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego


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