A tentative model for analysis of human-automation interaction in control rooms
Paper in proceedings, 2012
This paper describes a tentative model to analyze work
in joint human-automation systems. The tentative model is used
to represent known human-automation related problems in a
unified way. The out-of-the-loop problem is used as an
example in the paper.
The present paper has three main objectives; (I) present
a tentative model that can characterize work in joint humanautomation
systems, (II) show how the tentative model can be
used to describe examples of human-automation related
problems (III) discuss how the tentative model can be used as a
viable tool to understand human-automation interaction.
The paper reports an evaluation made by using empirical
data from an interview study on turbine automation operation in
the nuclear power domain where human-automation related
problems were identified.
The evaluations show that the tentative model provide
useful explanations to how specific automation related
problems emerge. These explanations could potentially be
generalized into human-automation interface design guidance.
Further, it is discussed how the tentative model can be
developed into a viable tool for industrial use where limited
resources are available for extensive analysis of humanautomation
Cognitive systems engineering
Human factors engineering