Training interface design and task analytic methods

Marcia B. Crosland, Neff Walker, Gregory M. Corso, Erik Sparre

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Analytic techniques are needed that will guide the design of system interfaces to evoke effective control strategies. This study compared the strategic patterns of system control exhibited by operators during training with three interface designs. Twenty-eight right handed undergraduate students were trained to control a simulated evaporator over a four day period. Reaction time, number of control actions, the amount of equipment damage and system deviation in operating pressure, separator level, and product composition were collected and analyzed. The results show reliable differences between operator control strategies using the interface designs associated with operating pressure, product composition, and separator level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1069
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 40th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Sep 2 1996Sep 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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