Project: CWA 99 — Cognitive Work Analysis Book Contract with Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates

Partner: Contract with Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates
Dates: December 1995 - Unknown 1997
Participants: Vicente, K. J.
Collaborator: Annelise Mark Pejtersen, Risø National Laboratory
Description: A contract was signed with Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates to write a textbook/monograph on the framework for cognitive work analysis (CWA) developed by Rasmussen. The book is written in a pedagogic fashion with many examples, the goal being to make these ideas more accessible to a much wider audience than they have been in the past. Four phases of cognitive work analysis are described: work domain representation, control task descriptions, mental strategies, and operator competencies. Each phase is thoroughly illustrated with an application examples that is followed through in the book, DURESS II from the domain of process control. The thesis of the book is that, by adopting CWA, systems designers can create information technology that leads to safe, productive, and healthy work environments.
Publications:

Vicente, K. J. (1998). "Human factors and global problems: a systems approach." Systems Engineering and Management for Sustainable Development, 1(1), 57-69.

View PDF Janzen, M. E., and Vicente, K. J., "Attention allocation within the abstraction hierarchy," International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 48, pp. 521-545, 1998.

View PDF Vicente, K. J., "Cognitive work analysis: Implications for microworld research on human-machine interaction," Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 3432-3436, 1995.

View PDF Vicente, K. J., "Task analysis, cognitive task analysis, cognitive work analysis: What's the difference?," Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting, pp. 534-537, 1995.

Vicente, K. J. (1999). Cognitive Work Analysis: Towards Safe, Productive, and Healthy Computer-based Work. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. (Invited)

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