Ergonomics aspects of video conferencing

Niels Moes, Adrie Koojman, Ellemieke van Doorn, Nusa Fain

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Team cooperation in physically distributed design teams often uses video conferencing (VC) systems. Since humans have developed specific characteristics for interpersonal communication, VC should support such characteristics accordingly. Students were educated for such cooperation in masters design courses, where international, interdisciplinary teams solve a practical design problem in cooperation with a company. A key aspect was the formation of an Academic Virtual Enterprise. While they used new communication technologies, such as VC, several ergonomics problems were detected in relationship to the progress of the design task. This paper presents the main ergonomics aspects that we found for VC
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary ergonomics 2008
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the international conference on contemporary ergonomics (CE2008)
EditorsPhilip D . Bust
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2008
EventAnnual Meeting of the Ergonomics-Society - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20083 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameContemporary Ergonomics
PublisherTaylor & Francis


ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Ergonomics-Society
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • ergonomics
  • video conferencing
  • contemporary ergonomics
  • VC
  • academic virtual enterprise


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