An Interface Analysis Method of Complex Information System by Introducing Error Factors

  • Xiaoli WuEmail author
  • Yan Chen
  • Feng Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9736)


With the rapid developments of computer technology and information technology, human-machine interfaces of aircrafts, ships, nuclear power plants, battlefield command system, and other complex information systems have evolved from the traditional control mode to digital control mode with visual information interface. This paper studies error factors of information interface in human-computer interaction based on visual cognition theory. A feasible error-cognition model is established to solve some design problems which result in serious failures in information recognition and analysis, and even in operation and execution processes. Based on Rasmussen, Norman, Reason and other error types as well as the HERA and CREAM failure identification models, we performed classification and cognitive characterization for error factors according to information search, information recognition, information identification, information selection and judgment as well as the decision-making process and obtained the comprehensive error-cognition model for complex information interface.


Error factors Design factors Human-computer interface Interaction Visual cognition Error-cognition model 



This work was supported by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2015B22714), science and technology projects of Changzhou (CJ20140033), the Project of Philosophy and Social Science Research in Colleges and Universities in Jiangsu Province (2014SJD065).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringHohai UniversityChangzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial DesignHohai UniversityChangzhouChina

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