The main purpose of this study is to observe how the teamwork between automation engineer, human factors responsible, operator and multidisciplinary design group can improve the HMI design development process in a more efficient way. The main normative standards used are ISO 11064-5, ISO 11064-7 and NORSOK I-005.
This thesis includes the following main parts.
• Presentation of the problem, scope of the subject, background and the methods used through the report.
• The theoretical frame work which is a research of the articles and reports relevant for the problem.
• Presentation of a case study. The case study includes part of the HMI design in an onshore control room. Part of the process is described from the first step of the HMI design process until the HMI design engineering document (HMI-Sketches) are completed. The main purpose of this study is to observe how the teamwork between automation engineer, human factors responsible, operator and multidisciplinary design group can affect the HMI development process and also to map the limits of how and when this teamwork can be performed. The case study also includes part of the large screen display design process.
• The presentation, discussion and results of an email questionnaire to highlight the different opinions of automation and human factors engineers and specialists about questions related to the HMI design process. • The last part of the report is the discussion and conclusion based on the literature reviews, case study, email questionnaire and the relevant standards.