Design of driver environment
for slag hauler SH60
The project aim was to design a new driver environment for a slag hauler, a big industrial machine for smelters. The slag hauler is produced Kiruna Utility Vehicles, a company based in Kiruna. We designed and built a full scale realistic prototype of the new cabin.
The design process had strong user focus and we developed our own design process and methods with core in human centred design. Our mission was to enhance the ergonomics, safety and user experience with all stakeholders in mind.
Qualitative interviews with several stakeholders
We followed the operators during their work to gain better understanding of their situation and needs.
A creative workshop with design students was held to get input from people outside of the project.
Sketching several concepts during the ideation phase was mixed with building of mockups to test ideas in full scale. The mockups were effective for quick evaluation of ideas potential.