Applications of Human Performance Models to System Design

  • Grant R. McMillan
  • David Beevis
  • Eduardo Salas
  • Michael H. Strub
  • Robert Sutton
  • Leo Van Breda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Grant R. McMillan
      Pages 3-5
    3. William B. Rouse, William J. Cody
      Pages 7-14
  3. Task Allocation and Workload Analysis Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-20
    2. Paul M. Linton, Brian D. Plamondon, A. O. Dick, Alvah C. Bittner Jr., Richard E. Christ
      Pages 21-45
    3. Donald L. Parks, George P. Boucek Jr.
      Pages 47-63
    4. Theodore B. Aldrich, Sandra M. Szabo, Carl R. Bierbaum
      Pages 65-80
    5. Robert A. North, Victor A. Riley
      Pages 81-89
  4. Models of Individual Tasks

  5. Models of Multi-Task Situations

  6. Crew Performance Models

  7. Workspace Design-Anthropometrical and Biomechanical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-330
    2. Maurice Bonney, Keith Case, Mark Porter
      Pages 341-351
    3. Patricia L. Rothwell
      Pages 365-373
    4. Norman I. Badler
      Pages 375-387
    5. Robert Gilbert, Robert Carrier, Jean Schiettekatte, Christian Fortin, Bernard Dechamplain, H. N. Cheng et al.
      Pages 389-396
  8. Models of Training and Skill Retention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-401
    2. Andrew M. Rose
      Pages 419-426
    3. C. M. Knerr, P. J. Sticha, H. R. Blacksten
      Pages 427-441
    4. Mary Frances Martin, Andrew M. Rose
      Pages 443-453
  9. Review and Critique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-473
    2. A. F. Sanders
      Pages 475-486
    3. A. J. Hulme, W. I. Hamilton
      Pages 487-500
    4. Stuart K. Card
      Pages 501-509
    5. William J. Cody, William B. Rouse
      Pages 511-531
  10. Keynote Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 543-557

About this book


The human factors profession is currently attempting to take a more proactive role in the design of man-machine systems than has been character­ istic of its past. Realizing that human engineering contributions are needed well before the experimental evaluation of prototypes or operational systems, there is a concerted effort to develop tools that predict how humans will interact with proposed designs. This volume provides an over­ view of one category of such tools: mathematical models of human performance. It represents a collection of invited papers from a 1988 NATO Workshop. The Workshop was conceived and organized by NATO Research Study Group 9 (RSG.9) on "Modelling of Human Operator Behaviour in Weapon Systems". It represented the culmination of over five years of effort, and was attended by 139 persons from Europe, Canada, and the United States. RSG.9 was established in 1982 by Panel 8 of the Defence Research Group to accomplish the following objectives: * Determine the utility and state of the art of human performance modelling. * Encourage international research and the exchange of ideas. * Foster the practical application of modelling research. * Provide a bridge between the models and approaches adopted by engineers and behavioral scientists. * Present the findings in an international symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Grant R. McMillan
    • 1
  • David Beevis
    • 2
  • Eduardo Salas
    • 3
  • Michael H. Strub
    • 4
  • Robert Sutton
    • 5
  • Leo Van Breda
    • 6
  1. 1.Harry G. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA
  2. 2.Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental MedicineDownsviewCanada
  3. 3.Naval Training Systems CenterOrlandoUSA
  4. 4.U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social SciencesFort BlissUSA
  5. 5.Royal Naval Engineering CollegeManadon, Plymouth, DevonUK
  6. 6.TNO Institute for PerceptionSoesterbergThe Netherlands

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