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Title Human factors in alarm design / edited by Neville Stanton.
Imprint London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, ©1994.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations
Note Based upon contributions to a conference held at Aston University Oct. 2, 1992, sponsored by the Ergonomics Society.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Electric alarms -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Human-machine systems -- Congresses.
Human engineering -- Congresses.
Genre Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents A human factors approach / Neville Stanton -- Urgency mapping in auditory warning signals / Judy Edworthy -- An experiment to support the design of VDU-based alarm lists for power plant operators / P.D. Hollywell and E.C. Marshall -- Testing risk homeostasis theory in a simulated process control task : implications for alarm reduction strategies / Thomas W. Hoyes and Neville A. Stanton -- Cognitive demands and activities in dynamic fault management : abductive reasoning and disturbance management / David D. Woods -- Alarm initiated activities / Neville Stanton -- Supervisory control behaviour and the implementation of alarms in process control / H.J.G. Zwaga and H.C.M. Hoonhout -- The alarm matrix / David M. Usher -- Operator support systems for status identification and alarm processing at the OECD Halden Reactor Project, experiences and perspective for future development / Andreas Bye, Øivind Berg, Fridtjov Øwre -- Ergonomics and engineering aspects of designing an alarm system for a modern nuclear power plant / E.M. Hickling -- Alarms in nuclear power plant control rooms : current approaches and future design / Edward Marshall and Dr Sue Baker -- Psychological aspects of conventional in-car warning devices / C. Baber -- Sources of confusion in intensive therapy unit alarms / Christina Meredith and Judy Edworthy -- Key topics in alarm design / Neville Stanton.
Summary Focusing on the application of human factors and ergonomics in the design of alarm systems, this book brings together all the disparate areas in a single volume. The aim of the book is to present current human factor issues regarding alarm design in a variety of settings, such as industrial alarm systems in process industries, aviation, automobiles and intensive care. It argues that the severe shortcomings of alarm systems can be overcome through the use of human factors evaluation and design integration techniques.--Publisher description.
Other Author Stanton, Neville A. (Neville Anthony), 1960-
Other Title Print version: Human factors in alarm design. London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, ©1994 0748401091