Control Room Design Training

Control Room Design

Control rooms are highly specialised work spaces where experts monitor safety-critical equipment and take decisions that may have a great impact on precious equipment, vital resources and (in)directly on human lives. The design and equipment of a control room as a work environment comprises many aspects, pertaining to both physical and cognitive ergonomics: room layout, light and environmental conditions, set-up of a single work position, set up of multiple screens, interface design of the applications. All these aspects may support or hamper the required collaborative decision making processes.

€ - (excl. VAT)
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM. Lunch is provided.
Namahn studios
Next session
To be announced

Some of the questions that often arise are:

  • How useful is a large, shared display?
  • How to distribute operational roles over the control room?
  • How can several control rooms be merged?
  • How to enhance a comfortable, efficient and safe mode of operation within a control room?
  • How does the room function in case of a crisis?
  • How many screens are needed and how to position them?
  • How to maintain an operator’s level of vigilance and expertise in a highly automated environment?



In this highly interactive training course, you will learn about key principles of control room design through real-life project illustrations, get introduced to guidelines and experience a hands-on approach through exercises and examples.

Participating in this training will help you to:

  • Analyse the needs and requirements of the users
  • Tackle a control room design project following a grounded, human centred methodology
  • Make principled decisions regarding particular aspects of control room design
  • Create a business case for a human-centred approach.

Target audience

Whoever is involved in control room (re)design projects: project managers, interaction designers, business owners, programme architects.

To ensure diversity, we accept at most two participants from the same organisation. To ensure a highly interactive session we accept at most eight participants.


This course is a joint initiative of Namahn and Symbio, based on their extensive experience with control room design projects. Joannes Vandermeulen (Namahn) and Denis Javaux (Symbio) will be the teachers.

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  • Two participants of the same company can register for the same training at the same time. To ensure diversity, we accept at most two participants from the same organisation.
  • A person wanting to register with his/her colleague but end up on the waiting list because the masterclass is fully booked.
  • A person registering for several trainings.

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Without payment up front:

  • more than 45 days before 1st course date: 10% of fee is invoiced
  • 30-45 days before 1st course date: 50% of fee is invoiced
  • less than 30 days before 1st course date: 100% of fee is invoiced

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  • more than 45 days before 1st course date: 10% of fee is refunded
  • 30-45 days before 1st course date: 50% of fee is refunded
  • less than 30 days before 1st course date: 0% of fee is refunded

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