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Auditory warning sounds in the work environment

R. D. Patterson.

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 4206 words.

Flooding the environment with sound is certain to attract attention; however it also causes startled reactions and prevents communications at a crucial point in time. In collaboration with...

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Automating assistance for safety critical decisions

J. Fox.

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 6336 words.

Computer systems are increasingly being introduced to assist in decision making, including hazardous decision making. To ensure effective assistance, decision procedures should be...

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Avatar Bodies and Virtual Spaces

Ralph Schroeder.

in Being There Together

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 13386 words.

This chapter describes the various kinds of spaces and types of avatar appearances in multi-user virtual environments. It charts how virtual worlds develop in terms of landscapes and the...

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Circadian performance rhythms: some practical and theoretical implications

S. Folkard.

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 5912 words.

Safety and productivity are low at night and this would appear to be as humans are a diurnal species. This is reflected not only in one's habitual sleep time, but also in endogenous body...

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Collaboration

Ralph Schroeder.

in Being There Together

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 16067 words.

This chapter focuses on how people collaborate in various kinds of multi-user virtual environments. It begins by reviewing findings on distributed work and findings about problems in...

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Communities and Trust

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber and John Bailey.

in Taming Information Technology

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 10187 words.

This chapter describes the importance of broader communities in IT management, such as informal groups of people who share a profession or specialty and engage in collective learning in...

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Constructing the Subject

Alex Kirlik.

in Human-Tech

September 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 15562 words.

This chapter presents the reprinted article “Operator monitoring in a complex, dynamic work environment: a qualitative cognitive model based on field observations” by Kim J. Vicente,...

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The contribution of latent human failures to the breakdown of complex systems

J. Reason.

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 5063 words.

The challenge facing the human reliability community is to find ways of identifying and neutralizing the latent failures before they combine with local triggering events to breach the...

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Effective decisions and their verbal justification

D. E. Broadbent F.R.S..

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 6243 words.

Recent experimental work on the human control of complex systems has drawn attention to the discrepancy that may exist between the person's reported knowledge of the system and their...

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Epilogue: Where Are They Now?

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber and John Bailey.

in Taming Information Technology

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 5555 words.

This chapter contains the follow-up interviews, conducted five to seven years after the initial observations, with seven of the system administrators described in previous chapters of the...

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