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Don’t Forget the Human Factor in Process Simulation and Assembly Instructions

Ever put together one of those IKEA furniture that makes you feel dumb? The illustrated assembly instruction shows you exactly where each dowel, screw, or nail is supposed to go. But you can’t seem to complete that seemingly simple step. You find that the gap between the intersecting beams doesn’t leave enough room for your hand to tighten the screw, or that the dowel cannot be inserted unless you have an extra set of hands holding up another piece at a perfect angle. It’s not your fault. That’s the outcome when a manufacturer overlooks an essential factor in the assembling/dissembling process: the human factor. Continue reading






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