The_Human_Factor - Yet . .. Cognitive Engineering...

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1 Cognitive Engineering Laboratory The Human Factor: A Perspective on Technology that Works for People Prof. Greg A. Jamieson Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Outline Mechanistic view of engineering Consequences ± everyday experiences ± safety-critical experiences Human-tech view ± case study Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Mechanistic View of Engineering Professional objective: ± engineers design technology Educational objective: ± achieving technical excellence
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2 Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Consequences “Human error” leading to . .. ± Inefficiency ± ± Alienation Failure to exploit the potential of both people and technology Cognitive Engineering Laboratory The Pattern Very complex systems People and machines Tremendous potential benefit Plenty of computer technology
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Unformatted text preview: Yet . .. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Consequences Human error leading to . .. Same as before plus . .. Threats to safety Accidents Expensive litigation Ecological disasters Injuries Deaths 3 Cognitive Engineering Laboratory The Problem Ingenuity Gap Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Diagnosis Social Problems Mechanistic View Humanistic View Ingenuity Gap Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Paradigm Shift Social Problems Systems Approach 4 Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Human-tech View Professional objective: engineers help solve social problems Educational objective: learning to design technology that works for people (systems approach) Cognitive Engineering Laboratory Solving Social Problems by Design Social Problems People Technology Safety, Productivity, Health...
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