A Dynamic Task Representation Method for a Virtual Reality Application

  • Maria Chiara Leva
  • Alison Mragaret Kay
  • Fabio Mattei
  • Tom Kontogiannis
  • Massimiliano De Ambroggi
  • Sam Cromie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)

Abstract

The paper introduces an approach and a tool for representing tasks in the workplace as it emerged from a research finalized in reproducing safety critical tasks in Virtual Reality (VR) simulations. In the context of an EU research project called Virthualis. The tool, developed to address the needs of three different user groups, supports data collection and provides a structure for the interviews and for the simultaneous graphical representation of the task. It can be used as a common means of communication between the technical personnel involved in the interviews, the human factors expert and the VR expert. This aids the common understanding of a task, its main objective, challenges and criticalities whilst performing the actual analysis.

Keywords

Task analysis Human Factors safety procedures troubleshooting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Chiara Leva
    • 1
  • Alison Mragaret Kay
    • 1
  • Fabio Mattei
    • 1
  • Tom Kontogiannis
    • 2
  • Massimiliano De Ambroggi
    • 1
  • Sam Cromie
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerospace Psychology Research GroupTrinity College Dublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Production Engineering and ManagementTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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