Systemic design

Example joint project Transens:
Transdisciplinary Research on High-Level Radioactive Waste Management in Germany - Research to Improve the Quality and Robustness of the Sociotechnical Design of the Disposal Pathway (2019-2024; BMWi in association with Öko-Institut e.V., Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), risicare GmbH, Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), Technische Universität Berlin (TUB-WIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Sciences (USYS), Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS), Technische Universität Clausthal (TUC), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)).

Research and work focus

Error management & accident analysis Identification of causal factors and correlations by means of well-founded and cross-industry methods (CAHR); identify design potential: person-related training and sensitization, organizational design measures, application possibilities of technology and automation, dissemination of lessons learned, compliance with guidelines (VDI 4006).

Human reliability Quantitative determination of human error probabilities, systemic analyses of performance-influencing factors - inclusion of organizational, technical and person-related cause factors, determination and evaluation of behavioral variability

Risk modeling Hazard assessments, Quantitative assessment of human reliability in complex workplaces (e.g., process industry, aviation, railroad) and for manufacturing activities; interface with quality assurance

Age(n)-appropriate work design Adaptation of workplaces to demographic change, development of changed requirement profiles, ergonomic optimization, decision and perception support systems, determination of optimal, sustainable physical and mental stress at the workplace, use of modern measurement methods and interaction concepts (motion capturing, brain activity, eye tracking)