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  • Human-Centred Design and Maritime Simulation – presented by Professor Margareta Lutzhoft – Sunday 28 June 2015

    Professor Margareta Lutzhoft, Professor of Nautical Studies, AMC, Launceston will present Human-Centred Design and Maritime Simulation in the Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk
    2.00 pm Sunday 28th June 2015
    Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Friends of the Museum and Students
    Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania

    To assist us with the organization of this event
    RSVP by Thursday 25th June 2015:
    Email or telephone 6323 3798

    Maritime simulators are getting increasingly realistic, and are used for many types of studies. But is technical realism enough? Humans certainly have an impact on the quality of the results and the applications possible. At present, simulators are useful for teaching, research and development work, but only with due consideration to the limitations. We will discuss studies of fatigue, human-machine interaction, ice navigation, team work and port development. The outcome should be increased effectiveness, efficiency, user satisfaction and maritime safety. The focal point, of course, is the human element and the human contribution to the maritime sociotechnical system.

    Professor Margareta Lutzhoft is a master mariner, trained at Kalmar Maritime Academy in Sweden. After leaving the sea, she studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science and a Master’s in Computer Science. In December 2004 she received a PhD in Human-Machine Interaction. Between 2006 and 2013 she worked as Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, leading the research in the Maritime Human Factors research group at the Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, within the Lighthouse Competence Center. Presently she is holding a position as Professor of Nautical Studies at the Australian Maritime College. Her research interests include human-centered design, the effects of new technology and resilience engineering. She is a frequent guest lecturer on maritime human factors, risk and safety for medical, nuclear and similar industries.