Markus Persson; Alexander Semb MSE-2004-13, pp. 65. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2004.
This master thesis describes and treats the conflict
between usability and safety in designing industrial
interfaces. With literature studies and case studies as a
base it analyzes valuable characteristics that are
important to include in a design process to increase the
possibility to solve this conflict. Further, the thesis
investigates several existing design methods and the
most valuable parts are extracted and merged into a new
method that this thesis argues to have the ability to
bridge the gap between safety and usability. The TSAR
method, (Task and Safety Analysis Rationale), is based
on parts of several existing and established methods
proven to work due to extensive usage.