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The design of control systems and human-machine interfaces in the field of complex and safety critical environments is today an open issue, in spite of the technological evolution of the last years. The increasing use of automation has improved efficiency, safety and easiness of operations but, at the same time has complicated operatorÆs situation awareness and has changed the nature of their possible operative errors. 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, focusing in a particular way on the need of a deeply recursive approach related to the implementation of the systemic and human aspects in the design process of a human-machine system intended as a joint cognitive system. A validating case study is presently going on.

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Authors: PICCINI M, 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 European CSAPC Conference. Held in: Munich (DE), 24-26 September 2001
Record Number: 200113956 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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