Cristin-resultat-ID: 1523969
Sist endret: 15. februar 2018, 11:09
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

A user-centred design process of new cold-protective clothing for offshore petroleum workers operating in the Barents Sea

Bidragsytere:
  • Ole Petter Næsgaard
  • Tore Christian B Storholmen
  • Øystein Wiggen og
  • Jarl Reitan

Tidsskrift

Industrial Health
ISSN 0019-8366
e-ISSN 1880-8026
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Publisert online: 2017
Trykket: 2017
Volum: 55
Hefte: 6
Sider: 564 - 574
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85037829366

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Tittel

A user-centred design process of new cold-protective clothing for offshore petroleum workers operating in the Barents Sea

Sammendrag

Petroleum operations in the Barents Sea require personal protective clothing (PPC) to ensure the safety and performance of the workers. This paper describes the accomplishment of a user-centred design process of new PPC for offshore workers operating in this area. The user-centred design process was accomplished by mixed-methods. Insights into user needs and context of use were established by group interviews and on-the-job observations during a field-trip. The design was developed based on these insights, and refined by user feedback and participatory design. The new PPC was evaluated via field-tests and cold climate chamber tests. The insight into user needs and context of use provided useful input to the design process and contributed to tailored solutions. Providing users with clothing prototypes facilitated participatory design and iterations of design refinement. The group interviews following the final field test showed consensus of enhanced user satisfaction compared to PPC in current use. The final cold chamber test indicated that the new PPC provides sufficient thermal protection during the 60 min of simulated work in a wind-chill temperature of -25°C. Conclusion: Accomplishing a user-centred design process contributed to new PPC with enhanced user satisfaction and included relevant functional solutions.

Bidragsytere

Ole Petter Næsgaard

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    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS

Tore Christian B Storholmen

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    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS

Øystein Wiggen

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    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS

Jarl Reitan

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    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS
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