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Abstract

The design of control systems and human-machine interfaces in the field of technologically complex and safety critical environments is today an open issue. The increasing use of automation has improved efficiency, safety and easiness of operations but, at the same time, has complicated operatorÆs situation awareness, because of the frequent opaqueness of the autonomous automatic system. The research project described in this paper is an attempt to develop a methodological framework to support designers of control systems and human-machine interfaces, by conveying modern theories of supervisory/cognitive control and human-centred design principles.

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Authors: PICCINI M, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Energetica, Torino (IT);CARPIGNANO A, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Energetica, Torino (IT);CACCIABUE P C, JRC, ISIS, Human Factors Sector, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: The 8th IFAC/HMS. Held in: Kassel (DE), 18-20 September 2001
Record Number: 200113954 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en