Cognitive Systems Engineering: The Future for a Changing World

Philip J. Smith, Robert R. Hoffman

October 24, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 356 Pages
ISBN 9781472430496 - CAT# Y253155
Series: Expertise: Research and Applications Series

USD$149.95

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Features

  • Provides a historical perspective on the evolution and drivers for CSE
  • Describes the major insights developed by CSE contributing to our understanding of how the design and integration of cognitive tools influence human performance and emergent system performance
  • Illustrates the application of these insights to effectively design joint cognitive systems
  • Maps out future directions for CSE

Summary

This volume provides an exceptional perspective on the nature, evolution, contributions and future of the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). It is a resource to support both the teaching and practice of CSE. It accomplishes this through its organization into two complementary approaches to the topic. The first is an historical perspective: In the retrospections of leaders of the field, what have been the seminal achievements of cognitive human factors? What are the "lessons learned" that became foundational to CSE, and how did that foundation evolve into a broader systems view of cognitive work? The second perspective is both pedagogical and future-looking: What are the major conceptual issues that have to be addressed by CSE and how can a new generation of researchers be prepared to further advance CSE? Topics include studies of expertise, cognitive work analysis, cognitive task analysis, human performance, system design, cognitive modeling, decision making, human-computer interaction, trust in automation, teamwork and ecological interface design. A thematic focus will be on systems-level analysis, and such notions as resilience engineering and systems-level measurement. The book features broad coverage of many of the domains to which CSE is being applied, among them industrial process control, health care, decision aiding and aviation human factors. The book’s contributions are provided by an extraordinary group of leaders and pathfinders in applied psychology, cognitive science, systems analysis and system design. In combination these chapters present invaluable insights, experiences and continuing uncertainties on the subject of the field of CSE, and in doing so honor the career and achievements of Professor David D. Woods of Ohio State University.

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