Embodied Minds-Technical Environments: Conceptual Tools for Analysis, Design and Training

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The deep integration of technology into our modern society forces us to rethink the relationship humans have to their surroundings. The rise of complex socio-technical systems denotes how humans and technology have entered a symbiotic relationship where the coordinated and fluent interaction between the two is a crucial condition for modern societies to function. The disharmony in the relationship between humans and technology has immediate and serious consequences. Accidents and failed operations in transport, incomprehensible user interfaces, and failure to learn from experience are all examples from everyday life, suggesting that the understanding of human-technology relationships is not sufficient. This book investigates how humans relate to technology in our modern society, and how the basic assumption of human thought and behavior guide human efforts to improve and control technology. The fact is that the skilled use of technology in expert systems and everyday life challenges the traditional conception of humans and technology as two separate elements in the analysis of work. The book shows how this dualism is evident and problematic in a wide range of areas, such as investigation of human error in accidents, case studies of innovative interface solutions, simulator training strategies, analysis of work practices in complex systems, and traffic safety research. Embodied Minds - Technical Environments supplements the ongoing effort to understand how technology can be integrated with more confidence in modern society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788251923415
  • Publisher: Fagbokforlaget
  • Publication date: 8/7/2008
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Cato A. Bjorkli Bjorkli, Cato A. Thomas Hoff Hoff, Thomas 11

Pt. I Systems Analysis 23

1 Working with Human Errors: Concepts and Applications Salvatore Massaiu Massaiu, Salvatore 25

2 A Formative Analysis of the Train Driving Task Synve Roine Roine, Synve 75

3 Railway Driving Operations and Cognitive Ergonomics Issues in the Norwegian Railway: A Systems Analysis Sarah M. Brotnov Brotnov, Sarah M. 113

Pt. 2 Interface Design 145

4 Ecological Interaction Properties Thomas Hoff Hoff, Thomas Kjell Ivar Overgard Overgard, Kjell Ivar 147

5 On Representations of In-Vehicle Information Systems - Effects of Graphical (GUI) versus Speech-Based User Interfaces Cato A. Bjorkli Bjorkli, Cato A. Thomas Hoff Hoff, Thomas Gunnar D. Jenssen Jenssen, Gunnar D. Trond A. Oritsland Oritsland, Trond A. Pal Ulleberg Ulleberg, Pal 161

6 Theory and Practice of Ecological Interfaces: A Case Study of a Haptic In-Vehicle Audio System Design Thomas Hoff Hoff, Thomas Hans Vanhauwaert Bjelland Bjelland, Hans Vanhauwaert Cato A. Bjorkli Bjorkli, Cato A. 181

Pt. III Simulator Skills Training 219

7 The Role of Fidelity, Transfer and Cognitive Involvement in Learning - A review of simulator training Paul Andreas Lundeby Lundeby, Paul Andreas 221

8 User-Centred Development of Simulator-based Training - An Exploratory Case Study Kjell-Morten Bratsberg Thorsen Thorsen, Kjell-Morten Bratsberg 237

9 A Video-Based Phenomenological Method for Evaluation of Driving Experience in Staged or Simulated Environments Kjell Ivar Overgard Overgard, Kjell Ivar 259

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