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In search for common ground: how an automatic turbine system supports operator work.

DOI: 10.1145/1473018.1473039 Conference: ECCE 2008 - The Ergonomics of Cool Interaction, European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, September 16-19, 2008
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Motivation -- The use of automation technology tends to steadily increase in a wide range of applications. With this comes a demand to design systems that support team play among human operators and automation to avoid problems related to monitoring work. Research approach -- The study was performed as a field study using semi-structured interviews and observations. Findings/Design -- The initial interview and observation results indicate that generally accepted research in the field of human-automation interaction is valid in the studied nuclear power control room context. The work shows the benefit of studying human joint activity to improve interface design that supports human-automation collaboration. Take away message -- Further research in the area of human-automation cooperation in control rooms is needed. A possible way for development of a design basis is to examine human-human cooperation and extract useable design guidelines.

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