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How in the World Did We Ever Get into That Mode? Mode Error and Awareness in Supervisory Control
New technology is flexible in the sense that it provides practitioners with a large number of functions and options for carrying out a given task under different circumstances. However, thisExpand
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Visual Momentum: A Concept to Improve the Cognitive Coupling of Person and Computer
  • D. Woods
  • Computer Science
  • Int. J. Man Mach. Stud.
  • 1 September 1984
Abstract Computer display system users must integrate data across successive displays. This problem of across-display processing is analogous to the question of how the visual system combines dataExpand
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Four concepts for resilience and the implications for the future of resilience engineering
  • D. Woods
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • Reliab. Eng. Syst. Saf.
  • 1 September 2015
The concept of system resilience is important and popular—in fact, hyper-popular over the last few years. Clarifying the technical meanings and foundations of the concept of resilience would appearExpand
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Ten Challenges for Making Automation a "Team Player" in Joint Human-Agent Activity
We propose 10 challenges for making automation components into effective "team players" when they interact with people in significant ways. Our analysis is based on some of the principles ofExpand
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Automation Surprises
In a variety of domains, the development and introduction of automated systems has been successful in terms of improving the precision and economy of operations. At the same time, however, aExpand
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Cognitive Systems Engineering: New Wine in New Bottles
This paper presents an approach to the description and analysis of complex Man-Machine Systems (MMSs) called Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). In contrast to traditional approaches to the study ofExpand
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Decomposing Automation : Apparent Simplicity , Real Complexity
We usually focus on the perceived benefits of new automated or computerized devices. Our fascination with the possibilities afforded by technology in general often obscures the fact that newExpand
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Handoff strategies in settings with high consequences for failure: lessons for health care operations.
OBJECTIVE To describe strategies employed during handoffs in four settings with high consequences for failure. DESIGN ANALYSIS of observational data for evidence of use of 21 handoff strategies.Expand
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MABA-MABA or Abracadabra? Progress on Human–Automation Co-ordination
Abstract: In this paper we argue that substitution-based function allocation methods (such as MABA-MABA, or Men-Are-Better-At/Machines-Are-Better-At lists) cannot provide progress on human–automationExpand
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