Designing for Situation Awareness

Designing for Situation Awareness

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Enhancing Situation Awareness (SA) is a major design goal for projects in many fields, including aviation, ground transportation, air traffic control, nuclear power, and medicine, but little information exists in an integral format to support this goal. Designing for Situation Awareness helps designers understand how people acquire and interpret information in complex settings and recognize the factors that undermine this process. Designing to support operator SA reduces the incidence of human error, which has been found to occur largely due to failures in SA. Whereas many previous human factors efforts have focused on design at the perceptual and surface feature level, SA-oriented design focuses on the operator's information needs and cognitive processes as they juggle to integrate information from many sources and achieve multiple competing goals. Thus it addresses design from a system's perspective.By applying theoretical and empirical information on SA to the system design process, human factors practitioners can create designs to support SA across a wide variety of domains and design issues. This book serves as a helpful reference to that more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 160 x 239.3 x 20.8mm | 707.62g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 tables
  • 0748409661
  • 9780748409662

Table of contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING SITUATION AWARENESS IN SYSTEM DESIGNUser-Centered designWhat is Situation Awareness SA Demons: The Enemies of Situation AwarenessThe Design ProcessPART TWO: CREATING SITUATION AWARENESS-ORIENTED DESIGNSDetermining SA RequirementsPrinciples of Designing for SAConfidence and Uncertainty in SA and Decision MakingDealing with ComplexityAlarms, Diagnosis , and SAAutomation and Situation AwarenessDesigning to Support SA for Multiple and Distributed OperatorsPART THREE: COMPLETING THE DESIGN CYCLEEvaluating Design Concepts for SAApplying SA-Oriented design to Complex SystemsAppendix A: Goal-Directed Task Analysis for Commercial Airline Pilotsshow more

About Mica R. Endsley

Endsley; Mica R. SA Technologies, Marietta, Georgia, USA,show more

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