Function allocation: a perspective from studies of work practice

  title={Function allocation: a perspective from studies of work practice},
  author={Peter C. Wright and Andrew M. Dearden and Bob Fields},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
Function allocation is a central component of systems engineering and its main aim is to provide a rational means of determining which system-level functions should be carried out by humans and which by machines. Such allocation it is assumed can take place early in design life cycle. Such a rational approach to work design sits uneasily with studies of work practice reported in the HCI and CSCW literature. In this paper we present two case studies of work in practice. The first highlights the… CONTINUE READING


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