Human - machine - interfaces for direct interaction with the factory I

Summary

This deliverable presents the first results of the task T5.3 which is about the development of inter-and intra-factory human-machine-interfaces which enables users to interact with the COMPOSITION system. The HMI design is driven by initial requirements collected in both, WP2 (D2.1) and WP5 activities. For the initial GUIs, the use cases defined in D2.1 were considered; however, their prioritization was changed after the T5.3 started. This is why use cases of higher priority might not always have HMI drafts of highest detail.Based on a research onthe role of HMIs in the Industry 4.0 environment, general requirements for HMIs in the manufacturing context have been collected. As described in section 3, such requirements are for example web capability, responsive design, interfacing communication services, and context sensitivity. A brief summary of HMIs which are already applied in Industry 4.0 process and production monitoring was added in order to demonstrate how decent systems can support workers accomplishing their tasks. Additionally, the applied technology showed what is already being applied and delivered initial input for the right choices of context-aware devices and their potential. The methodology is described in section 4. Several design methods offered by the applied user-centered design framework, for example interviews, guided tours through the factory floors, scenario thinking, storyboards, activity analysis, and prototyping allowed for further basic functionality and user requirement elicitation, situation analysis and grouping, as well as the development of initial prototypes for decent HMIs.Doing this, three major factory scenarios were identified: alarm situations, navigation or logistic tasks, and basic observing and analytic tasks. Those situations have been documented in order to find the best fitting devices for task-relevant HMIs on the COMPOSITION test sites. Section 5 and 6 report on the initial interfaces of different fidelity levels. Therefore, wireframes, screenshots from digital mockups, as well as basic functionality diagrams are shown. Additionally created interaction flow diagrams, detail views for GUIs, alternative interfaces such as mobile and / or desktop are presented in the appendix of this deliverable. Finally, next steps, the main achievements, and the influence of the presented work on other work packages arepresented in section 7.

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