Project: FMA 06 — Functional Modelling of Automation

Partner: NSERC
Dates: 2006 - Present
Participants: Jamieson, G.
Description: This research aims to develop a framework for the modelling and design of automation. As an alternative to Rasmussen’s Decision Ladder, the framework would be used to create a psychologically relevant model of the automation that is based on the intentions of the actors rather than information-processing activities. Along with the model of the work domain created using the Abstraction-Decomposition Space, this shared mental model of the automation would then be used for task allocation between human and machine actors and for the design of operator training support tools (e.g., controls, displays and procedures). The framework will be developed and evaluated in the context of designing operator support tools for a petrochemical simulation.
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