Improving Operator Situation Awareness Through Ecological Interfaces: Lessons from Aviation

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Abstract

The purpose of human-machine systems design is to develop interfaces and automation tools which support human operators in performing effective, efficient and safe work. An important prerequisite for the latter is that operators understand the process under control, are aware of what is happening, and have sufficient means to act on the process appropriately. In this chapter, which is an extension of our CHIRA’2017 paper [1], we discuss the ecological approach we adopted to design human-machine systems in aviation. We focus in particular on what, in our opinion, operator situation awareness actually means, and how to improve it. The aircraft separation task will be discussed, using two examples which show how novel visualizations and tools can support pilots and air traffic controllers in their decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Human Interaction Research and Applications- 1st International Conference, CHIRA 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAndreas Holzinger, Hugo Plácido Silva, Markus Helfert
PublisherSpringer
Pages20-44
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783030329648
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event1st International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications, CHIRA 2017 - Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 31 Oct 20172 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume654
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications, CHIRA 2017
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal
Period31/10/172/11/17

Keywords

  • Air traffic control
  • Automation
  • Aviation
  • Cockpits
  • Ecological interface design
  • Human-machine systems
  • Situation awareness

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