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Assistive technologies for severe and profound hearing loss: beyond hearing aids and implants (2019)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., & Pieri, K. (2019). Assistive technologies for severe and profound hearing loss: beyond hearing aids and implants. Assistive Technology: The Offical Journal of RESNA, doi:10.1080/10400435.2018.1522524

Assistive technologies offer capabilities that were previously inaccessible to individuals with severe and profound hearing loss who have no or limited access to hearing aids and implants. This literature review aims to explore existing assistive tec... Read More

Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining (2018)
Journal Article
Soejadi, P. P., Lawson, G., Ryan, B., & Hermawati, S. (2018). Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining. doi:10.21008/j.0239-9415.2017.075.20. ISSN 0239-9415

Thousands of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) employees in Indonesian tin mining companies work in dangerous environments without sufficient safety and health protections. This study’s aim was to investigate the identified factors, such as diffic... Read More

Establishing usability heuristics for heuristics evaluation in a specific domain: is there a consensus? (2016)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., & Lawson, G. (2016). Establishing usability heuristics for heuristics evaluation in a specific domain: is there a consensus?. Applied Ergonomics, 56, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.016. ISSN 0003-6870

Heuristics evaluation is frequently employed to evaluate usability. While general heuristics are suitable to evaluate most user interfaces, there is still a need to establish heuristics for specific domains to ensure that their specific usability iss... Read More

The use of virtual reality and physical tools in the development and validation of ease of entry and exit in passenger vehicles (2015)
Journal Article
Lawson, G., Herriotts, P., Malcolm, L., Gabrecht, K., & Hermawati, S. (2015). The use of virtual reality and physical tools in the development and validation of ease of entry and exit in passenger vehicles. Applied Ergonomics, 48, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2014.12.007. ISSN 0003-6870

Ease of entry and exit is important for creating a positive first impression of a car and to increase customer satisfaction. Several methods are used within vehicle development to optimise ease of entry and exit, including CAD reviews, benchmarking... Read More

Mapping ergonomics application to improve SMEs working condition in industrially developing countries: a critical review (2014)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., Lawson, G., & Sutarto, A. P. (2014). Mapping ergonomics application to improve SMEs working condition in industrially developing countries: a critical review. Ergonomics, 57(12), doi:10.1080/00140139.2014.953213. ISSN 0014-0139

In industrially developing countries (IDC), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for the highest proprotion of employment. Unfortunately, the working conditions in SMEs are often very poor and expose employees to a potentially wide range of he... Read More

Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines (2014)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., Lawson, G., D'Cruz, M., Arlt, F., Apold, J., Andersson, L., …Malmsköld, L. (2015). Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines. Applied Ergonomics, 46,Pt.A, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2014.07.014. ISSN 0003-6870

Automobile final assembly operators must be highly skilled to succeed in a low automation environment where multiple variants must be assembled in quick succession. This paper presents formal user studies conducted at OPEL and VOLVO Group to identify... Read More

Managing obesity through mobile phone applications: a state-of-the-art review from a user-centred design perspective (2014)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., & Lawson, G. (2014). Managing obesity through mobile phone applications: a state-of-the-art review from a user-centred design perspective. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(8), doi:10.1007/s00779-014-0757-4. ISSN 1617-4909

Evidence has shown that the trend of increasing obesity rates has continued in the last decade. Mobile phone applications, benefiting from their ubiquity, have been increasingly used to address this issue. In order to increase the applications’ accep... Read More