The Specification and Analysis of Use Properties of a Nuclear Control System

  • Michael D. Harrison
  • Paolo M. Masci
  • José Creissac Campos
  • Paul Curzon
Chapter
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

This chapter explores a layered approach to the analysis of the Nuclear Power Plant Control System described in Chap. 4. A model is specified to allow the analysis of use-centred properties based on generic templates. User interface properties include the visibility of state attributes, the clarity of the mode structure and the ease with which an action can be recovered from. Property templates are used as heuristics to ease the construction of requirements for the control system interface.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Harrison
    • 1
  • Paolo M. Masci
    • 2
  • José Creissac Campos
    • 2
  • Paul Curzon
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Dep. Informática/Universidade do Minho & HASLab/INESC TECBragaPortugal
  3. 3.EECSQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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