Designing for Situation Awareness

Designing for Situation Awareness : An Approach to User-Centered Design

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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, medicine, space, and systems maintenance. Many of the errors and failures that have been found to occur in complex systems are the result of failures in SA. The creation of SA-oriented system designs should directly reduce the incidence of such problems. However, little information exists in an integrated format to support the designer in creating systems that support SA."Designing for Situation Awareness" provides a means for creating the truly user-centered system designs that are needed in today's complex world. Based on theoretical and empirical knowledge on SA, "Designing for Situation Awareness" provides methodology and design guidance for creating systems that will keep operator SA high in order to support real-time decision-making and performance requirements. This book is directed at designers and human factors researchers and practitioners in a wide variety of fields, and is liberally illustrated with actual design examples. It also supports graduate level teaching on situation awareness and design, and is relevant to human factors professionals in both the U.S. and more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 144.78 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 476.27g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 tables
  • 074840967X
  • 9780748409679
  • 1,785,692

About Mica R. Endsley

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

Table of contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING SITUATION AWARENESS IN SYSTEM DESIGN User-Centered design What is Situation Awareness? SA Demons: The Enemies of Situation Awareness The Design Process PART TWO: CREATING SITUATION AWARENESS-ORIENTED DESIGNS Determining SA Requirements Principles of Designing for SA Confidence and Uncertainty in SA and Decision Making Dealing with Complexity Alarms, Diagnosis , and SA Automation and Situation Awareness Designing to Support SA for Multiple and Distributed Operators PART THREE: COMPLETING THE DESIGN CYCLE Evaluating Design Concepts for SA Applying SA-Oriented design to Complex Systems Appendix A: Goal-Directed Task Analysis for Commercial Airline Pilotsshow more

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