The fiction of function allocation, revisited

@article{Fuld2000TheFO,
  title={The fiction of function allocation, revisited},
  author={Robert B. Fuld},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
  year={2000},
  volume={52},
  pages={217-233}
}
In the human factors engineering literature, the function allocation concept has been a source of debate for decades, particularly in terms of its practical utility for general design. The present article revisits some fundamental criticisms of the hypothesized function allocation process, reviews related experience in the US nuclear power industry and draws parallels to the histories of modern philosophy and science. ( 2000 Academic Press 
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