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Informationsdesign i tillståndsövervakning: En studie av ett bildskärmsbaserat användargränssnitt för tillståndsövervakning och tillståndsbaserat underhåll
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (IPR (Gestaltning och visualiseringsprocesser))
2010 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Information design in condition monitoring : A study of a user interface for condition monitoring and condition based maintenance (English)
Abstract [en]

This research concerns the information design and visual design of graphical user interfaces (GUI) in the condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance (CBM) of production equipment. It also concerns various communicative aspects of a GUI, which is used to monitor the condition of assets. It applies to one Swedish vendor and its intentions to design information. In addition, it applies to the interaction between the GUI and its individual visual elements, as well as the communication between the GUI and the users (in four Swedish paper mills).

The research is performed as a single case study. Interviews and observations have been the main methods for data collection. Empirical data is analyzed with methods inferred to semiotics, rhetoric and narratology. Theories in information science and regarding remediation are used to interpret the user interface design.

The key conclusion is that there are no less than five different forms of information, all important when determining the conditions of assets. These information forms include the words, images and shapes in the GUI, the machine components and peripherals equipment, the information that takes form when personnel communicate machine conditions, the personnel’s subjective associations, and the information forms that relate to the personnel's actions and interactions.

Preventive technicians interpret the GUI-information individually and collectively in relation to these information forms, which influence their interpretation and understanding of the GUI information. Social media in the GUI makes it possible to represent essential information that takes form when employees communicate a machine’s condition. Photographs may represent information forms as a machine’s components, peripherals, and local environment change over time. Moreover, preventative technicians may use diagrams and photographs in the GUI to change attitudes among the personnel at the mills and convince them, for example, of a machine’s condition or the effectiveness of CBM as maintenance policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna: Mälardalens högskola , 2010. , 196 p.
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 88
Keyword [en]
human-computer interaction, information design, user interface design, visual communication
Keyword [sv]
människa-datorinteraktion, informationsdesign, gränssnittsdesign, visuell kommunikation
National Category
Engineering and Technology Computer and Information Science Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
Research subject
Innovation and Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-10116ISBN: 978-91-86135-82-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-10116DiVA: diva2:345355
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2010-09-24, Selanderrummet - L249, Smedjegatan, Eskilstuna, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2010-08-25 Created: 2010-08-13 Last updated: 2013-12-11Bibliographically approved

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