Human-Centred Design

Adoption of a human-centred approach to the design to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors, usability knowledge, and ergonomics techniques. The research is based on Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) simulation to improve process effectiveness and efficiency, human wellbeing, and comfort of workplace environments by using digital human models. It allows analysing the workplace environments with virtual people that can scale to match different population characteristics, and verify visibility and accessibility issues.  Workstation designs and operations can be tested for a wide variety of human factors, including injury risk, timing, user comfort, reachability, lines-of-sight, energy expenditure, fatigue limits, and other important parameters. 


Related publications

Peruzzini, M., Pellicciari, M. (2017). A human factors assessment model for sustainable manufacturing, Int. J. Agile Systems and Management, Vol. 10 (3/4), pp. 206-230

Grandi F., Peruzzini M., Zanni L., Pellicciari M. (2019) An automatic procedure based on virtual ergonomic analysis to promote human-centric manufacturing, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 38, pp. 488-496

Peruzzini, M., Pellicciari, M., Gadaleta, M. (2019) A Comparative Study On Computer-Integrated Set-Ups To Design Human-Centred Manufacturing Systems, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 55, pp. 265-278

Peruzzini, M., Grandi, F., Pellicciari, M. (2020) Exploring the potential of Operator 4.0 interface and monitoring, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 139, no. 105600 

Peruzzini, M., Grandi, F., Cavallaro, S., Pellicciari, M. (2020) Using virtual manufacturing to design human-centric factories: an industrial case, Int. J. Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 115(3), pp. 873-887.

Grandi, F., Prati, E., Peruzzini, M., Pellicciari, M., Campanella, C. E. (2021) Design of ergonomic dashboards for tractors and trucks: innovative method and tools, J. Industrial Information Integration, Vol. 25, 100304

Brunzini, A., Peruzzini, M., Grandi, F., Khamaisi, R.K., Pellicciari, M. (2021) A Preliminary Experimental Study on the Workers’ Workload Assessment to Design Industrial Products and Processes, Applied Sciences, Vol. 11(24), 12066

Grandi, F., Peruzzini, M., Raffaeli, R., Pellicciari, M. (2022) Trends in Human Factors Integration for the Design of Industry 4.0, In: Rizzi, C., Campana, F., Bici, M., Gherardini, F., Ingrassia, T., Cicconi, P. (eds) Design Tools and Methods in Industrial Engineering II. ADM 2021. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

Contini, G., Peruzzini, M., Bulgarelli, S., Bosi, G. (2023) Developing key performance indicators for monitoring sustainability in the ceramic industry: The role of digitalization and industry 4.0 technologies, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 414, 137664