IEE Colloquium on HCI: Issues for the Factory

21-21 Feb. 1991

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  • A psychological basis for the design of computer systems which support creative activity

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):1/1 - 1/4
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    A detailed process-orientated psychological model of electronics engineers in the early stages of the design of products is derived and then is used as the basis for the design and implementation of a computer-based intelligent Engineers' Design Assistant (EDA) so that the psychological model underpins both the functional repertoire of the EDA and its methods of interaction with users. The work fo... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent systems for operator support

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):2/1 - 2/6
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    Human-computer interaction (HCI) is an areas of investigation concerning the understanding and use of computers by various types of user. The interface between the user and the computer can be a limiting factor in the performance of a system. Investigations in HCI range from the use of pure software products such as word processing systems, to the control of complex systems via computers in situat... View full abstract»

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  • Mental models-panacea or sidetrack?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Within the world of human factors-whether applied to human-computer interaction or to man-machine systems-fundamental questions must be answered about mental models. It is necessary to propose what a mental model is, how it is identified and represented, and how it is applied in systems analysis and design. The authors argue that there is room for two notions of mental model, the first and weaker ... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial inspection-the ease-of-use/flexibility trade-off

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    This paper describes a recent project, undertaken jointly by SmithKline Beecham (Toiletries) and the Department of Cybernetics at Reading University, to implement automatic visual inspection of components on a filling and packing production-line. Over fifty different vision system options were considered with a shortlist of seven systems chosen by virtue of their performance and cost. Five distinc... View full abstract»

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  • A user interface for robotic sensing systems: a multilayered approach

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):6/1 - 6/7
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    This paper outlines the user interfaces to a modularised sensing system designed to locate and recognise objects within a robot's workspace. The interface has been divided into three layers each designed for different levels of user operation. At the lowest level the user is concerned with the hardware and software employed to extract information from the workspace. The middle level deals with the... View full abstract»

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  • Preventing Charlie's in a chocolate factory: a human factors perspective of alarm handling in confectionery manufacture

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    The article analyses the results of a survey of a small population of Control Desk Engineers at a UK manufacturing plant. Specific objectives were to elicit the engineers' definition of the term 'alarm', to examine their alarm handling activities, and to get information on problems with the alarm system.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on 'HCI: Issues for the Factory' (Digest No.047)

    Publication Year: 1991
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