Designing for Situation Awareness - Aviation Perspective

Max Mulder, C. Borst, M. M. van Paassen

Abstract

In the design of human-machine interfaces and automation, an important question is how to obtain and validate a design that is capable of supporting the operator’s understanding and situation awareness of the process under control. Whereas many research efforts address the question of ‘what is the operator aware of?’ – the awareness – only a few investigations focus on studying what the operator should be aware of in the first place, i.e., ‘what is the situation?’ In this paper we briefly discuss some of our research activities which aim at answering this second question, following an ‘ecological approach’ to interface design. The clever use of automation tools and novel visualizations will be presented that allows human operators working in aviation (pilots, air traffic controllers) in dealing with complex tasks. The airborne self-separation task will be discussed, as an example of showing how ecological interfaces can support pilots in their decision making.

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in Harvard Style

Mulder M., Borst C. and M. van Paassen M. (2017). Designing for Situation Awareness - Aviation Perspective.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA, ISBN 978-989-758-267-7, pages 9-21. DOI: 10.5220/0006796500000000


in Bibtex Style

@conference{chira17,
author={Max Mulder and C. Borst and M. M. van Paassen},
title={Designing for Situation Awareness - Aviation Perspective},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,},
year={2017},
pages={9-21},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006796500000000},
isbn={978-989-758-267-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,
TI - Designing for Situation Awareness - Aviation Perspective
SN - 978-989-758-267-7
AU - Mulder M.
AU - Borst C.
AU - M. van Paassen M.
PY - 2017
SP - 9
EP - 21
DO - 10.5220/0006796500000000